Articles tagged Mark Smith

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In Brief

Force India and Lotus Racing are involved in a tussle in the civil courts over alleged misappropriation of intellectual property, relating to work conducted in the Aerolab wind tunnel facility that both teams have used. Force India has taken action against Mike Gascoyne, Aerolab and the Malaysian parent companies of Lotus Racing. By coincidence Lotus Racing has headhunted three key people from...

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Smooth sailing, or troubled waters?

When Vijay Mallya docked at Valencia for the European GP, it provided an opportunity to find out how Formula 1’s newest team boss is faringBy Rob Widdows An ancient Indian proverb warns that, when an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him. By this stage of the 2008 Grand Prix season, cynics predicted, the Force India team would be in trouble. There would be those who would take...

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Yellow fever

Jordan is at a low ebb in 2004, but five years ago it was all so different. Adam Cooper recalls how close it came to title glory Ford's decision to abandon Formula One has created a cloud of uncertainty, not just over Jaguar — up for sale to the highest bidder — but also the teams who expect to use its Cosworth engines next year. Eddie Jordan could have done without this extra hurdle as his team...

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Fruits of passion

Eddie Jordan knows the mild taste of Formula One success. In 1996, he knows he has to get used to something a little stronger "Out of my way, you froggies," demanded Eddie Jordan, face creased with a mischievous grin, as he pushed his way into the Ligier awning. "I'd like to have a word with my driver! "Tom? Tom? Come out of there, you coward..." Had the object of his taunt, Tom Walkinshaw,...

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Youth movement

Postcard from America In the history of IndyCar racing, 1993 marked something of a watershed. Thanks in large part to the presence of Nigel Mansell, the PPG IndyCar World Series attracted unprecedented international coverage and, in all but a couple of cases, attendance at the events was up and the all-important television ratings showed similar growth. But in addition to remembering 1993 as the...

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Club News

The Frazer Nash Section The 'chain-gang' section of the VSCC held their annual Christmas Party and beano at the Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford on Saturday December 6th at which Reggie Wright, who owned his first Frazer Nash in 1928, was the guest of honour and a trophy was presented to the section in memory of Basil Davenport, by his daughter. At the end of the racing season a team of 'Nashes took...

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Jordan turns back on team

Eddie clears desk as new-look unit rebuilds without him Eddie Jordan's decision to sell his Formula One team to 36-year-old Russian billionaire Alex Shnaider has brought an end to his 14-year term in motor racing's upper echelon. It will likely signal the end of the Jordan name in F1, too, for the team is expected to be rebranded as Midland F1 by 2006. The deal was struck on January 21, with...

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Gentlemen restart your engines

New power, new management, new livery – Vijay Mallya has pressed the reset button at Force India. Will this fresh start bring the results? By Rob Widdows These are tense times. There are just 18 days to go before the cars must be on the grid in Melbourne. On this day the first, and only, Force India car is blasting round in Barcelona while its stablemates have yet to be built. Computer screens...

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Junior showtime

Al Unser Jnr's arrival at Penske has been nothing short of startling. But are some of the other teams perhaps making life a little easy? Al Unser Jnr is having a year that already ranks among the greatest in the history of IndyCar racing. With nearly half a season still ahead of him, Unser has a very real chance of surpassing the record of national championship wins in a year – 10 – held jointly...

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Force India shake-up

Force India is in a race against time to ready a car for 2009 after agreeing a deal to use Mercedes engines and gearboxes and a KERS system from McLaren. The team had an ongoing engine supply deal with Ferrari, but team owner Vijay Mallya ended it a year early because he wanted to have a complete drivetrain package, and Ferrari could not supply it. In effect the team has had to start afresh with...



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