Articles tagged Mike Kranefuss

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Saloon meister

Tin-tops were a feature at the Oldtimer, where saloon champion and Le Mans winner Klaus Ludwig talked about his love of racing Words: Paul Parker. Photography: Charlie Wooding Sitting in the Derkum Racing transporter at the Nürburgring Oldtimer meeting Klaus Ludwig is speaking about his career. A three-time Le Mans winner (1979, 1984, '85), five times a German saloon champion (DRM 1979, 1981, DTM...

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Close encounter

In the end, the result was all too familiar: Ayrton Senna first, Alain Prost second. Nothing too surprising about that, in this age of McLaren-Honda domination of Formula One. Yet the German Grand Prix was much more of a race than the bare result suggests, and the action wasn't confined to the battle for first place, either. For once, though, it really was quite a fight. In fact, it was probably...

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Is there a brake on F1 talent?

Is money the overriding factor which influences driver choice, graduation and progression? It's still there, on my notebook for the 1989 Brazilian GP at Rio. A long, inky stroke across the lap chart. The legacy of a nudge from a hyper-excited Mike Kranefuss as he had drawn to my attention the progress of Benetton driver Johnny Herbert. It was not as if I hadn't been following him throughout, even...

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Around and about

Ford's programme THE FORD Motor Company's competition plans for 1973 were announced during the Racing Car Show and, as well as the expected programme of International rallying and saloon car racing, Ford also said they would Be catering strongly for the motor club member. Stuart Turner, Ford's Director of Motorsports, commented that "Ford had a fantastic year of success in Europe and beyond in...

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The worst car I ever drove - Joker vs the Batmobile

It might have gone down as a Touring Car classic, but the Ford Capri was John Fitzpatrick's nemesis. Adam Cooper reports. Touring Car fans got quite excited when Nigel Mansell joined this year's BTCC trail, and after rumours of interest from Alan Jones and Jody Scheckter did the rounds, it seemed that we could soon have a grid full of superstars. You might think that tintops have never been so...

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Hard Times and Glory Days

After the glory days of 1981 when David Sutton Cars won the World Rally Championship with Ari Vatanen in a Ford Escort, one could be forgiven for thinking that the concern had rather fallen by the wayside, especially in view of its recent poor results with the Audi 200 quattro. An investigation at its premises in Daventry, however, reveals what is very much a hive of activity. David Sutton's...

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1986 Belgian Grand Prix report

Nigel Mansell wins at Spa Francorchamps in the 1986 Belgian Grand Prix... In a clear blue sky Mansell leads through La Source Motorsport Images It was going to be a superb Belgian Grand Prix, in fact, a real Grand Prix de Belgique. South east Belgium was on its very best behaviour, the skies were clear, the sun was warm, the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit was in perfect condition and...

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Key personnel

Aston Martin Oxford Limited is established in much the same way as JaguarSport, and is a parallel operation at Bloxham. Tom Walkinshaw, 46, is the managing director of both companies. Nicholas Scheele is the chairman of JaguarSport, Walter Hayes the chairman of AMOL. Lanarkshire-born Walkinshaw should need no introduction. He won the Scottish Formula Ford championship in 1969, graduating to...

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