Articles tagged Jimmy Vasser

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Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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Letters

Letter of the month Trying to tackle the wrong problem I read with interest of the idea to end the World Endurance Championship season at Le Mans. I fully understand the thinking, as the remainder of the season is something of an anti-climax. It didn’t used to be this way in the heyday of Group C, however. After the 24 Hours we had classic races at the Nürburgring, Spa, Brands Hatch and Fuji –...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza. 22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret. 23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...

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Zanardi sets new target the Indy 500

Double Indycar champion, Formula 1 racer and now a Paralympic medal-winner – two golds and a silver: is there anything Alex Zanardi cannot do? He conquered the hand-cycling course at Brands Hatch at the age of 45, and now he is eyeing a remarkable return to his first sport with a shot at the Indianapolis 500 in 2013. When Zanardi lost his legs in September 2001 in a horrific Champ Car crash at...

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IRL winners feel economic gloom

In Indycar racing the economic downturn has made a bad situation dire. Despite winning races recently Paul Tracy, Justin Wilson and Ryan Hunter-Reay may all be without rides in 2009. Tracy (above, leading Wilson) has been trying to put together sponsorship to pay for a drive at Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser’s KV Racing team. Tracy has $1 million in potential personal sponsorship from energy...

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Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

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Legends Mo Nunn

When Niki Lauda was recently sacked by Jaguar Racing, he joined a long list of great drivers who, for whatever reason, have failed to stay the course as a team principal. Lauda was in the job just 15 months, a little longer than his predecessor, Bobby Rahal. Oddly enough, good, rather than great, drivers tend to fare better in management. If Roger Penske, businessman supreme, is the most obvious...

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Different Class

While the Indy Racing League stumbles uncertainly into life, David Phillips contends that things have never looked better for the CART/PPG World Series How times change. For years critics of IndyCar have lambasted the PPG Indy Car Series for courting casual fans at temporary circuits while real fans and permanent race tracks withered on the vine. Last month, the new Indy Racing League, conceived...

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Saving The Best For Last

Honours well spread and a nail-biting finale for the IndyCar season, by David Phillips Did the 1996 PPG IndyCar World Series produce a champion, or simply a man who had accumulated more points than his rivals at the season's end? Whatever, it was set for a dramatic Laguna Seca finale thanks to a sequence of events at Vancouver which saw Michael Andretti score a dominant victory, Al Unser Jnr...

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February

1 FIA boss Max Mosley reveals that "black box" recorders will be developed to allow extra insight into Fl accidents. 2 Renault Sport boss Patrick Faure commits the Regie to a continued F1 programme beyond the 1997 season. Thanks to a ruling by the French motor sport federation, though, the team's home GP will be hosted by Paul Ricard rather than Magny-Cours from that year onwards 4 Wayne Taylor...

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