Articles tagged James Mitchell

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Lunch with... Vic Elford

The uniquely versatile Monte Carlo Rally winner, sports car ace and Formula 1 driver talks to Simon Taylor about life on and off track As the tired crews and battered cars rolled into Monaco at the end of the 1968 Monte Carlo Rally, Vic Elford’s Porsche 911 was heralded the clear winner. No surprise there: Elford, reigning Group 3 European Rally Champion after three outright victories the...

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Lunch with... Gil de Ferran

He never raced in F1 but achieved great success in America, and remains one of the foremost Brazilian racers of his generation.Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell There’s a history of young Brazilians who came over to learn the European motor racing way, grabbed everyone’s attention by winning the British Formula 3 Championship, and rapidly rose towards the upper slopes of Formula 1...

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Brunch with... Anthony Davidson

From karting stardom to a testing time in Formula 1, this dedicated professional is now chasing victory at Le Mans writer Simon Taylor. Photographer James Mitchell Career in brief Born: 18/4/1979, Hemel Hempstead, Herts Karting: 1987-1999. Formula Ford: 1999-2000, won FF Festival and McLaren/Autosport Young Driver Award. F3: 2001 Carlin Motorsport F1: BAR test driver 2001-06, Minardi 2002, Super...

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Lunch with... Tony Brooks

Smooth, undramatic and always very fast, he remains one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers this country has ever produced writer Simon Taylor, photographer James Mitchell For today's Formula 1 drivers, the glare of the media spotlight is relentless. TV cameras haunt every corner of the paddock, there are daily press conferences throughout a Grand Prix weekend, and harassed PRs are for ever...

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Lunch With... Richard Noble

A chance encounter watching John Cobb inspired a love of speed record breaking. Now he heads the team that’s aiming for 1000mph "For Britain, and for the hell of it.” Just after he had finally become the fastest man on earth, Richard Noble was asked why he’d done it. Why, in pursuing his life’s goal, had he remained single-mindedly determined despite years of frustration, disappointment,...

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Past and presence

Parisian winter exposition assembles an impressive array of wings, wheels and props Transport of all hues turns up at Retromobile, the annual Paris extravaganza. Greeting visitors this year was the Morane-Saulnier monoplane of tennis champ and aviator Roland Garros, with his Type 18 Bugatti, while outside were a bristling Mirage V fighter and a working locomotive steaming up and down. And inside...

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Tears and laughter

Sir, The December issue brought back both sad and good memories. When we ran our Lotus 47 in the 1968 Sebring 12 Hours we crashed out in the 10th hour. After Jo Siffert won and finished celebrating, he was the only driver to come to our pit and enquire after our driver. He was happy to hear that our driver only had bruising. Siffert’s death was the loss of a true gentleman. Conversely, Simon...

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Lunch with... Alain de Cadenet

The patriotic Brit with the French name, who flew the flag at Le Mans with his own cars, remembers two decades of sports car racing, with Simon Taylor Countless schoolboys have fantasised about winning Le Mans, perhaps in a car painted in patriotic dark green; perhaps – even better – in a self-built car carrying their own name. But the Briton who came closest to turning that fantasy into fact...

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Lunch With... Max Mosley

The president of the FIA involves himself in all types of motorsport, and historic racing is not immune from his influence. He believes genuine racing cars are too precious to be raced... Words: Simon Taylor. Photography: James Mitchell FIA president Max Mosley works out of a small office in Monte Carlo, his balcony overlooking the blue Mediterranean. The phone rings incessantly: direct-line...

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