Articles tagged Hugues de Chaunac

Page 28 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 2010

Audi gifted ninth Le Mans

On Saturday night at the Circuit de la Sarthe thousands of Brits turned away from the motor race in front of them to watch England's World Cup campaign get off to a faltering start against the USA. Victory was theirs for the taking, but they failed to deliver. Then as the fans switched their attention back to the motor race they witnessed another national team implosion. How Peugeot missed this...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Blancpain set for Brands International sports cars return to familiar terrain, By Gary Watkins Top-line international sports car racing will return to Brands Hatch for the first time in almost 20 years, with a round of the renamed Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014. The series started life as the FIA GT1 World Championship and was last season called the FIA GT Series. It will appear on the Brands...

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Limited revolution

When Formula Two was fading, Bernie Ecclestone came up with an alternative. -- A new home for a castrated DFV. By Damien Smith Michel Ferté was on a mission. This was going to be a tight finish. The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is a daunting challenge at the best of times, but in this weather it was lethal. The race had been stopped after 31 laps when the threatened downpour was finally...

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It's the quiet ones you have to watch...

The big battle in sports car racing this year is between two teams with the quietest cars on the grid. Audi and Peugeot are competing to see who has the best turbo-diesel – and the main prize is, of course, Le Mans By Rob Widdows Might this really be the best sports car battle in years? Four races into the season, and with the Le Mans 24 Hours ahead of us, we can categorically answer that...

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Golden days (and nights) at Daytona

Florida’s sports car classic celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Out of some great finishes during that half-century, we pick 10 stand-out races The origins of the Daytona 24 Hours can be found in the name of the track that this month celebrates the 50th birthday of the event. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr had christened the giant facility that emerged from the Florida scrub in 1958 the...

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A Brazilian Proving a Point

Roberto the racehorse had a successful career, capped by a 1972 Derby success with assistance from Lester Piggott. For Roberto the racing driver, life has yet to scale such happy peaks, even though — by rights — it ought to have done a long time ago. The Roberto in question was born into the Moreno family 28 years ago, and was offered a Formula One chance by Lotus as long ago as 1982, when an...

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Privateers: no trespassing

The late Seventies should have been the Formula One privateers' heyday — cars were cheap and engines were plentiful — but instead they proved to be their swansong. Gary Watkins explains exactly how they were squeezed out of an increasingly businesslike paddock The McLaren M23, unfamiliar in blue and white, tried to leave its pit. A 'heavy' in a Goodyear shirt blocked its way. Threats were issued...

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Cost-cap LMP2s prove popular

Interest in the new-for-2011 cost-capped LMP2 prototype appears to be booming following a raft of announcements of new projects for the category. Lola and ORECA have revealed that they are building cars for LMP2, which has a maximum price tag of €325,000 (£267,000) for a rolling chassis with gearbox. The French OAK Racing team may also produce a P2 version of the Pescarolo 01 chassis, to which...

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At home in a racing Arena

He’s focused on the BTCC these days, but Mike Earle’s varied motor sport career stretches back over half a century By day with Mike Earle begins with a fried egg sandwich, conjured up from the pristine workshops below his office at at Arena International in Littlehampton. "You won't get this at McLaren," he says. "It's the crumbs, you see, the crumbs on the carpet." This exchange sets the tone...

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Never Mind The Quantity

The Le Mans 24 Hours was, after all, a success if measured as a sporting event, though a financial failure for the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Next year's race will not be submitted to FISA for the Sportscar World Championship, and since Jean-Marie Balestre (president of the FIA and of the French Federation) has done a complete backflip and given the ACO his support, it seems unlikely that FISA...

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