Articles tagged Mike Thackwell

Page 40 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1981

Formula Two Review

With five of the 12 rounds of this year's European Formula Two Championship run two Swedish drivers head the points table. On paper Stefan Johansson has the lead on 19 points but fellow countryman Eje Elgh (18 points) is appealing against a disqualification from the results of the Thruxton round, which cost him six points. Elgh finished runner-up to Maurer team-mate Robert Guerrero at Thruxton...

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This month in

1994 A crowd of 20,000 witness Gabriele Tarquini (above) win the BTCC season-opener at Thruxton. Emerson Fittipaldi takes CART honours at Phoenix. Michael Schumacher wins Pacific GP. Roland Ratzenberger killed in qualifying at Imola. 1984 Niki Lauda scores 20th GP win in South Africa (above), beating McLaren team-mate Alain Prost. Mike Thackwell wins European F2 season-opener at Thruxton. His...

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Sam Brabham

A familiar name is back on top of the podium. Simon Arron meets one of a famous dynasty’s youngest representatives "One of my first proper kart races was at Bayford Meadows, but nobody was available to give me a lift so Uncle Mike volunteered. He hadn’t been to a circuit for years, but when we got there he began fiddling with the kart, then took me for a track walk and pointed out the correct...

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A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

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Lunch with... Martin Brundle

The racer turned commentator and driver manager looks back on an eventful and turbulent career with Simon TaylorPhotographer: James Mitchell He raced in 158 grands prix over 12 seasons, and his rides included McLaren, Benetton and Williams. He scored points from his first F1 race to his last, and stood on the podium nine times, from Monaco to Monza, Spa to Silverstone. And he was World Sports Car...

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A whiff of success

Aftershave sponsorship landed single-seat specialist Chip Ganassi a drive for Sauber at Le Mans in 1987 – but it soon evaporated… By Gary Watkins Chip Ganassi wasn’t an obvious candidate for a pseudo-factory drive at the Le Mans 24 Hours. After all, the 29-year-old American, then sitting on the sidelines after six part-seasons of Indy Car racing, had only a handful of sports car races under his...

Page 31 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1986


Tom Walkinshaw's Jaguar XJR-6 sportscar team has achieved much in the space of four months, and earned its best result in Selangor, Malaysia on December 1 when Mike Thackwell, John Nielsen and Jan Lammers finished second overall, on the same lap as the Rothmans-Porsche 962C of winners Jacky lckx and Jochen Mass. Other than two or three minor setbacks during practice, usually attributable to the...

Page 64 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 1986

The Editor Brings Together — Two B & M Aston-Martins

The Bamford and Martin Aston-Martins were made a long time ago, in quite small numbers, but interest in them has never been greater, thanks to the research into their history by the AMOC. Justifiably, because they were hand-built sporting cars of immaculate conception that made a considerable contribution to British competition success.. Consequently, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring...

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Beyond Le Mans: The career highlights

Henri Pescarolo's four wins and 30 starts at Le Mans have given him a unique place in motor racing history. Along the way he's driven for Matra (1966, '67, '68, '70, '72, '73, '74), Ferrari ('71), Ligier ('75), Rondeau ('76, '79, '80, '81, '82, '83), Porsche ('77, '78, '84, '89, '90, '91, '93), Lancia ('85), Sauber-Mercedes ('86, '87), Jaguar ('88) and Courage ('92, '94, '95, '96). However, the...

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BMW win, Jaguar star

BMW win, Jaguar star Silverstone, September 9th THE 48th RAC Tourist Trophy was dominated by two things, the presence of the works Jaguars and the weather. The Jaguars, always a big box office draw at home, were doubtless responsible for attracting a good proportion of a crowd of over 15,000 who came not only to see them win, but also to see Tom \Valkinshaw clinch the ETC Drivers' Championship....



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