Articles tagged Justin Wilson

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Modern Times

In the Barcelona paddock, the main topic of conversation wasn't the continuing domination of F1 by Michael Schumacher, the perceptibly widening gap between Ferrari and Williams, or the apparent lack of power produced by the engine that Mercedes and Ilmor have built for McLaren this year. It was Jordan's recent decision to get rid of almost 60 of its staff, starting with long-serving managing...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Goodbye to turbo power As the Champ Cars pulled into the pits at the end of this year’s Long Beach GP and the whine from their turbo Cosworth engines fell silent, a 40-year era in American racing came to an end. Turbocharged engines have defined Indycar racing since the mid-1960s and helped make the cars number among the most powerful and spectacular on earth. The turbo’s signature high-pitched...

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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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Daytona 24 Hours

The 50th anniversary running of the Daytona 24 Hours, or the 'Rolex 24' as it's known in deference to its sponsor, was a thriller. Only in the final hour did a clear winner emerge. The race that marked the half-century of this great endurance contest was the one they all wanted to win. A full grid of 14 Daytona Prototypes and 45 Grand Touring cars took the rolling start under a perfect Florida...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 24 Hours: Florida, USA Chip Ganassi's Grand-Am team has taken willful possession of Daytona's Rolex 24 Hours in recent years. Ganassi's team has won five of the last eight 24-hour races at Daytona, a pretty impressive record, and Chip's lead Daytona Prototype driver Scott Pruett has dominated the Grand-Am series, winning the last three championships in a row. This year, as always, Ganassi...

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Indycar teams feel the pinch

The American Le Mans Series kicks off with the Sebring 12 Hours in mid-March when Audi will race its new R15 in its only US appearance of 2009. Acura’s new turbo V8 P1 car will debut at Sebring, with Gil de Ferran and Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft Racing team each running a single car. Last year’s Sebring winners Penske and Porsche have left for Grand-Am (see above), but ALMS stalwart Rob Dyson, who...

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Seconds apart in Daytona 24 finish

The Daytona 24 Hours has produced another thrilling finish. The Brumos-run Action Express Riley-Porsche driven by Ryan Dalziel, Mike Rockenfeller, João Barbosa and Terry Borcheller triumphed by just 52 seconds from the second-placed Ganassi Riley-BMW. The balance of the race swung in the penultimate hour when Justin Wilson brought the Ganassi car in for an unscheduled pitstop after hearing a “...

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Sidetracked with... Ed Foster

Starting to make cents Making a living as a professional driver is ever more difficult in Europe, so Scot Robin Liddell opted to cast his net a little wider For the past five years there have been about 32,000 annual MSA competition licence holders in the UK. How many of those do you think are paid professionals? One per cent? The figure is probably even lower than that and, without any official...

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School's out forever

Being 16 used to mean having to cram for your exams. Nowadays, there is a potential sideline for scholars. We talk to Justin Wilson and Richard Tarling, the youngest two drivers ever to win car races in the UK. Imight be getting older, but it's not just my own age that makes me feel like a teacher at a school disco whenever I walk through the Formula Vauxhall Junior paddock. That's because the...

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Stars celebrate the 'Big 50'

I though I'd seen it all before. In hindsight I should have known better. This was something special: my first visit to Daytona, and on the 50th anniversary of international sports car racing around this sensational Speedway. Just to get the juices flowing, and to remind us of the heritage, a parade of previous winning cars preceded the big race on Saturday morning. Out into the Florida sunshine...

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