Articles tagged Kevin Cogan

Page 102 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, June 2007

Watson on Prost

They got on famously at first, only for McLaren to favour the young pretender. Even so, John Watson is still in awe of former team-mate Alain Prost. Here ‘Wattie’ spills the beans on ‘the Professor’ I’d like to talk about Alan (he uses the English pronunciation) Prost,” says John Watson after some thinking time. He’s like that, always has been: he’s a thoughtful man. “There were some interesting...

Page 7 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 1987

Andretti takes Indy pole

At 47 years old, Mario Andretti certainly has not lost the touch which won him the Grand Prix World Championship nine years ago for Lotus! At the wheel of his Newman-Haas Lola, powered by an Ilmor-Chevrolet engine, he captured his first pole position for the Indianapolis 500 in 20 years with an average speed of just over 215 mph. The Memorial Day classic will see Bobby Rahal and Rick Mears...

Page 32 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 2006

In the hot seat

Bobby Rahal He won at Indy but had to turn down a Le Mans drive with Sauber. He doesn't care if he's underrated but does promise not to be another overprotective 'race car dad' Your father was a pretty useful driver. Did he pass on any tips when you started racing, and do you do the same for your son Graham? Chris Rees, Bracknell I don't know if my father passed on anything except the love of...

Page 84 of February 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, February 2000

Bobby Rahal

Indianapolis 500, 1986 With team owner Jim Trueman suffering from terminal cancer, Bobby Rahal knew this was the last chance he would have to win "The Big One" for his great friend I'd have to nominate Indy in 1986, not just because of the race itself but for the circumstances surrounding it. The guy I was driving for, Jim Trueman — a very special friend who had backed me from early in my career...

Page 26 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1989

Stateside, CART Championship review

The right stuff! Indycar racing witnessed a clear shift in its delicate balance of power in 1988, although its turbocharged formula continued to provide more competitive racing than Formula One could a new Penske chassis took over from March or Lola as the thing to have, while Ilmor's Chevrolet V8 finally ousted Cosworth's DFX as the dominant powerplant — a combination of circumstances which...

Page 133 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 133, October 1980

Aurora British

A Review EXPERIENCE, cool determination and budget generous enough to run one of only two proper ground effects chassis — although not necessarily in that order — have given Emilio de VilIota a commanding lead in the 1980 Aurora AFX British Formula One Championship. However, the title chase has not been an easy one for the RAM Racing Williams FW07 pilot. and it is largely due to consistency that...

Page 71 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2006

Dizzy heights: 40 seconds per lap in F1...

Lapping Mallory in 40sec in a ground-effect F1 car — 75 times — must have taken pretty high fitness levels, but that's exactly what happened in the Aurora-backed series. Emilio de Villota was the circuit's star man — he had already won a Shellsport Group Eight round in 1977 with the F1 Lyncar, and another later that year in a McLaren before adding two Aurora victories in 1980 with his RAM Racing...

Page 62 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, February 2010

Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

Page 18 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1993

The remarkable Mr Mears

Indycar racing may have gained Nigel Mansell and entranced Ayrton Senna, but its true King has just abdicated Amidst all the euphoria of Mansell and Senna and their transatlantic crossings, Rick Ravon Mears stepped from the spotlight last December. As ever, when he announced his intention to retire it was done quietly. Like his driving, there was minimal fuss. There was no hoopla, no public...

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One-lap Wonder

In 1986 Ferrari spent heavily on an Indy 500 contender. But, says its designer, it ran only a single test lap. By Gordon Cruickshank Can't play, won't play: Enzo Ferrari's response when things weren't going his way. He'd tried it before, and it looked like another such episode when in 1985 he announced Ferrari was going to America — to race in CART and win the Indy 500. The press portrayed it as...

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