Articles tagged Kazuki Nakajima

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Events of the month

BTCC Brands Hatch The crowd at Brands Hatch experienced something unusual during the BTCC finale: it wasn’t raining. Well, not for the first few hours, anyway. Not since 2011 had there been a dry championship decider, which has added to the excitement – or stress, depending on which side of the paddock fence you sit. But the track was dry as the grid lined up for race one, championship leader...

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"It just keeps on giving"

Motor Sport was offered an exclusive opportunity to try Audi’s 2014 Le Mans-winning R18. Your chauffeur? Harry Tincknell, who scored an eye-catching class victory on his Sarthe debut Writer: Sam Smith Mid-August, Italy. Shutdown. The towns and cities have emptied, their citizens headed for the Adriatic. Bronzed tourists line up, sardine-like, and bake on the scorched beaches of Riccione. A few...

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International racing news

Toyota's rally taster Japanese giant tipped for world championship return from 2017 Toyota’s mooted return to the World Rally Championship gathered further momentum when the company’s president and CEO Akio Toyoda visited Rally Finland for a passenger ride with a difference. Tommi Mäkinen, the five-time Rally Finland winner and quadruple world champion, drove Toyoda through part of the Kakaristo...

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WEC, SIlverstone

“I tell you what,” said Mark Webber with a smile. “We’re going to have some good races this year.” His first taste of the World Endurance Championship had been the tonic he’d hoped for after the grind of Formula 1, but after a debut podium in the new Porsche 919 Hybrid shared with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley his prediction can surely be judged a wry Aussie understatement. As this month’s...

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In brief

* Caterham withdrew its Le Mans 24 Hours entry soon after announcing its plans to return to the LMP2 category with the Greaves Zytek team. Caterham pulled the plug on its programme, which included an assault on the European Le Mans Series, after being listed as third reserve for Le Mans. * Toyota has reshuffled its driver line-up for this year’s WEC. Stéphane Sarrazin will join Alex Wurz and...

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Wurz joins Toyota line-up for Le Mans

Alex Wurz is bidding to become only the fourth driver to win the Le Mans 24 Hours with three different manufacturers after signing up to drive Toyota’s new LMP1 petrol-electric hybrid next season. The Austrian, who won Le Mans with Porsche in 1996 and Peugeot in 2009, was announced for Toyota’s one-car 2012 campaign alongside Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima in October. He is bidding to...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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An indie 500

After a tough season Frank Williams and Patrick Head weren’t in the mood to celebrate the team’s 500th GP. So we got some of their drivers to toast them instead By Rob Widdows & Adam Cooper Patrick Head is the kind of man who calls the implement with which you dig your garden a spade. He would refer to scaffolding rather than vertical access solutions. The man can be gruff, going very rapidly...

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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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Reflections

Analysing one Rosberg, relecting upon another and fond memories of a chat with Ferrari’s first World Championship Grand Prix winner González, recently departed If the recent form of Nico Rosberg has caused many to re-evaluate a driver long considered something of an enigma in formula 1, so it has also inevitably put Michael Schumacher’s ‘second career’ into fresh perspective. it may have fallen...

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