Articles tagged Michael

Page 68 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, June 2009

Flying in economy class

Formula 2 is back as a low-budget championship capable of eclipsing current F1 feeder series GP2 By Ed Foster To do a full season of GP2 – the established feeder series for Formula 1 – you need to turn up at a team’s door with over £1 million. Very expensive, especially in the face of a recession. In the interests of cutting costs, last July the FIA launched its plan for the first international...

Page 22 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 2005

What goes around... Unser vs Andretti -- again!

If you thought that the Andretti/Unser dynasties must run out of steam some time, think again! On April 3 Marco Andretti, the 18-year-old son of Michael and grandson of Mario, made his debut in the Infiniti Pro Series, the feeder category to the IRL IndyCar Series. Also on the grid at the St Petersburg street track was 22-year-old Al Unser (son of AI Jnr and grandson of Al Snr). who has been a...

Page 19 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 1997

HRH Prince Michael of Kent KCVO

Stalwart of the classic car scene, The Prince explains that his enduring love for the sport is in his genes It is perhaps no surprise that Prince Michael's entry for September's RAC Centenary Rally was a Bentley, and the fact that he has chosen a pre-war car speaks volumes for his motoring preferences. The tall figure of the Prince with his distinctive beard is a frequent sight at automotive...

Page 76 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 1994

Brighton Run recall

It can now be told that the remarkable entry of 462 pre-I905 cars for this year's Brighton Run was decimated to 418, after 44 drivers had either failed to report at the start or had been non-starters. But the formidable total of 359 successfully completed the 58.8-mile journey, (the retirements are set out below) which included the hilly scenic section necessitated for two years due to roadworks...

Page 64 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1992

'Mother Gun' hits target

Back in 1924, at Brooklands, JG Parry Thomas — whose living depended largely upon such exploits — joined jockey-cum-racer George Duller and inventor Lionel Rapson to break the world's long-distance records up to 15 hours at the helm of Rapson's 6178 cc Lanchester. Their speed after 12 hours bettered that of previous, longer records. A lap speed in excess of 100 mph was maintained, but there were...

Page 44 of July 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1973

Around and about

Scheckter Stateside Since Jody Scheckter's appearance in the Race of Champions in March very little has been seen of the fast-rising South African star on the European scene. In fact he has not raced in Formula One since then. But Scheckter has been far from idle over the past two months. At the start of the season McLaren Racing told him that they were committed to running F1 cars for Denny...

Page 16 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1994

Black Sunday

The San Marino GP weekend will long be remembered in motor racing, for all the wrong reasons. The death of Ayrton Senna, following so closely on that of Roland Ratzenberger in qualifying the previous day stunned the Formula One fraternity in Imola, in precisely the way that Jim Clark's at Hockenheim in 1968 did. At the end of the most traumatic weekend in Grand Prix racing's history since Spa in...

Page 84 of February 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, February 2002

Making it look easy

Many considered him a rich-kid racer in over his head. In the space of just two years, however, Auto Union were convinced he had the makings of a Champion. He refused their offer. Whitney Straight, explains Eoin Young, had much bigger fish to fly... Whitney Straight did everything in style. Barred from keeping a car at Cambridge, he kept a plane instead, cycling to the airfield, flying to races...

Page 41 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, June 1989

Mille Miglia Rally

Latin spirit It is true that the current Mille Miglia retrospective is merely a historic regularity rally, but clocking in to controls at the specified time is of little importance to most entrants; they are here to give their sports-racers some exercise on the sort of roads the cars were built for. Many cars are only brought out for this one event, so this travelling museum is a chance to see...

Page 77 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, October 1989

Royal Bentley

Sir, I am in the process of restoring Prince George's (later Duke of Kent) 3 litre TT Replica Bentley and though some progress has been made in terms of retaining the original registration, works records and list of previous owners, I am still encountering difficulty in obtaining the correct colour scheme, interior details and any other specifications for the car. The Bentley Drivers' Club, The...

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