Articles tagged Mike Earle

Page 78 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, December 2014

"Going up the mountain was fantastic, but going back down was not so good..."

His track record spoke volumes for his potential and there were many who placed great faith in Stefano Modena, a young Italian who preferred to eschew the spotlight. When he reached Formula 1, however, his career momentum simply petered out… Writer: Rob Widdows Aspiring to sing at La Scala is one dream, but others would prefer to score for Juventus. Some think only of designing the perfect suit....

Page 21 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 2014

In brief

* Frédéric Makowiecki has joined Porsche’s roster of factory GT drivers for 2014. The Frenchman, who raced for Aston Martin in the World Endurance Championship and for Honda in Super GT last year, will drive for Porsche in the WEC with the factory Manthey team in the coming season. * Veteran British team owner Mike Earle has revived the Onyx name for his latest touring car project. Onyx, which...

Page 56 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 2009

Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

Page 32 of July 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1992

Fuels paradise

The opening rounds of this year's European F3000 Championship have contained several surprises, all but one of them welcome. The exception was the late decision -18 days before the race – to switch the third round of the series from Jerez to Barcelona, long after teams and other associates of the formula had committed money to non-returnable flight and hotel deposits, not to mention extensive...

Page 98 of March 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, March 2008

Bashes and 'tashes

High jinks mixed with high drama at the 1994 Australian GP, as former Benetton mechanic Greg Field tells Rob Widdows There is not much Greg Field hasn’t seen in over three decades as a racing mechanic, but 1994 was a particularly momentous year for him and the Benetton team. By Adelaide, the last race of the year, the world championship hung in the balance between their man Michael Schumacher and...

Page 45 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1986

The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

Page 96 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, September 2007

Crash & learn

When creating a modern F1 car, designers major as much on safety as speed. Robert Kubica is one who’s thankful they do... By Rob Widdows Grand prix racing will never be utterly safe. But the fact that more people die falling from horses than they do in racing cars is in part an indication of the major improvements that we have seen in racing car construction over the last three decades. When...

Page 35 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 2012

David and Goliath

One look at the grid in Melbourne and you are reminded that Formula 1 is now exclusively underpinned by the financial elite. Just a dozen teams kept afloat by corporations, or emerging nations, who choose to use the spot as pat of their global marketing strategies. Despite attempts at cutting costs, 21st century Grand Prix racing is prohibitively expensive. But this was not always so. In 1977 no...

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

Delirium Tremens

29,000 feet going up; freefall coming down Scaling the nursery slopes of the Everest of F1 is the most arduous task new teams can face, but getting even that far is no guarantee of further progress or a safe downward journey If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, so the old expression has it. But how do you get into the kitchen in the first place, especially when it's the one...

Page 81 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 2009

Lunch with...Allan McNish

At 18 McNish was hailed as the next Jackie Stewart; by 24 his single-seater career was in the doldrums. But the little Scot never gives up, and now a third Le Mans win beckons By Simon Taylor When Allan McNish was a wee pre-teen kart racer, his father gave him a piece of advice he’s never forgotten. “Dad said, ‘It’s not the good shots that make the good golfers. It’s the good recoveries. If you...

Pages

LATEST ISSUE

April 2019
The latest issue of Motor Sport: Cool Runnings — Your guide to the year's hottest racing adventures.

SUBSCRIBE

NEWSLETTERS

Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.

SIGN UP

THE APP

The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.

DOWNLOAD

Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It