Articles tagged Lyn St James

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Blind AMbition

Twenty-three years after its Le Mans win, Aston Martin returned to La Sarthe. Sort of. Richard Heseltine explains how a one-time club racer fired up a sleeping giant and got a rude awakening When club racer-turned-entrant Robin Hamilton moved into the big league with his ill-starred Nimrod Group C venture, he was tarred with the more derogatory connotations of the word 'amateur'. But he was...

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For the first time in my life I have declined an offer to drive a race car. I've come quite close in the past, invariably because the dimensions of its cockpit and those of this editor have been sadly at variance but, this time, I was just too scared. The scene is the press day for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival meeting, the plan a few light hearted squirts up Lord March's front...

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Lunch with... Nigel Mansell

Love him or loathe him, there's no denying that 'Our Nige' is a true racer – and today he's still full of fighting talk. Nigel Mansell talks through his career over lunchBy Simon Taylor Surely no World Champion has provoked greater extremes of adulation and criticism than Nigel Mansell. From his earliest days in Formula 1 he was the darling of the British crowds: when he scored his first Grand...

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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...

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The Price

• price dsuccess rae 78th Indianapolis 500 was a strange race in most ways that matter, fitting conclusion to a month of May which bordered on the bizarre. In contrast to expectations, the cauldron of rumour, innuendo and speculation that annually serves as the backdrop to the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" was quiet; eerily so, given Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George's March 10...

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Women, where's your place?

Motor sport has a history of great female competitors, but they’ve always been in the minority. It’s an imbalance that the FIA is now addressingBy Franca Davenport Last year I saw my first ‘grid boy’ in Valencia at the European Grand Prix. It was a refreshing sight, and thanks to his rare status he received far more attention than his female counterparts. Currently it seems the same is true for...

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Le Mans 24hrs: preview

Equipes et pilotes Only a provisional list of Le Mans entries, without any confirmed drivers, was available at the time of going to press, and some of the race numbers had yet to be allocated. Traditionally this is a time for wishful thinking for some teams (though these dreams have to be backed up by a hefty non-returnable entry fee), but Mike Cotton and Ian Briggs speculate as to which machines...

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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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The Cobra in the Barn by Tom Cotter ISBN 0 76031992 8 published by MBI. £16.99 Coming from someone whose sole barn-find discovery to date was a Mk5 Ford Cortina (a 2.3-litre Ghia model though. Hmm, lovely), this super hardback is as frustrating as it is compelling. That exotic road cars and desirable racers still turn up in the most unlikely places — and are often found by serial automotive...

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Nimrod: the patriot's missile

At the start of the 1980s, a small British team decided to take on the mighty Group C Porsches at Le Mans and bring back Aston Martin’s glory days. Matthew Franey remembers the Nimrod project In the early summer of 1982, a British sportscar spluttered its way across the finishing line at the 24 Heures du Mans. Just three other cars in the new Group C class had finished above it all were new...



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