Articles tagged Jan

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Kevin Magnussen

Father Jan didn’t quite crack F1, but his son might do just that after a meteoric rise. Next stop, McLaren... In December 1995 a cheeky kart racer named Lewis Hamilton introduced himself to Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards, setting in motion a chain of events that led the mercurial youngster to make his F1 debut with McLaren in 2007. Seven years on the team is again fast-tracking a promising...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

Dirty HurryLydden Hill, February 22: European Rallycross drivers gather for pre-season testing Lydden Circuit presents a Festival of Motor Sport: racing cars, bangers, karts and rallycross." I have the programme still, dated May 31, 1976. It was one of my earliest trips to Lydden — and the venue hasn't greatly changed during the subsequent 37 years. Back then the paddock was packed with Commer...

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Allan McNish

When this magazine’s regular editor and I met up in America for a road trip (you can read the details on page 67), it was fittingly in the wake of one of the big turning points of a season in which Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval and I have clinched our first world titles. That World Endurance Championship victory at Austin, back in September, marked an important weekend in our campaign – and already...

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Data logger -- keep track of all the action...

Centenary meet collects runners from a century of hillclimb history -- Auto Union for Shelsley 100 A 1939 Auto Union D-type will be the star attraction at the Shelsley Walsh Centenary on August 21 as the Worcestershire hillclimb venue marks 100 years of motorsport over the same 1000-yard course. The presence of the Auto Union, owned by Abba Kogan, celebrates one of the landmark events in the...

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Fitting words for Bruce

On the day before the Goodwood Revival I drove the short distance from home to the circuit where I have spent so many happy days over the past six decades. Madame Mégane knows the way too, her turbocharged diesel pulling us effortlessly up and over the Sussex Downs. Tucked away under the trees on the edge of the paddock is a memorial garden, the centrepiece of which is a headstone inscribed with...

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Obituaries

Kieth O’dor Kieth O'dor, his family and friends, experienced the ecstasy and tragedy so inextricably linked to motorsport on Sunday September 10. The 33-year-old Englishman suffered a dreadful accident whilst competing in the German Supertourenwagen Cup at Avus, and he succumbed to his injuries in a Berlin hospital in the early hours of the following morning. I can still see Jan, his father and...

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Young chargers and the Masters

Snetterton and Brands Hatch will soon be hosting F3/GT and Masters meetings - these are the cars and rising stars to look out for On May 14/15 the British Formula 3 and British GT championships will make their way to Snetterton. The event will be held on the new three-mile '300' layout and features two one-hour enduros for the GTs and three sprint races for the F3 cars. Although it's not the...

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24 heaven

He's won Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring and rues the passing of Group C. Andy Wallace tells Rich Heseltine why 800bhp is best “The problem with modern sportscar racing", muses Andy Wallace, "is that it's all about braking. There's little finesse. These days the key to being quick is how late you dare brake going for a corner and how quickly you can get down the gears. It would be much nicer if we...

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