Articles tagged Norbert Singer

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Golden days (and nights) at Daytona

Florida’s sports car classic celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Out of some great finishes during that half-century, we pick 10 stand-out races The origins of the Daytona 24 Hours can be found in the name of the track that this month celebrates the 50th birthday of the event. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr had christened the giant facility that emerged from the Florida scrub in 1958 the...

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Lunch with... Hans Stuck

As the son of a pre-war Auto Union ace, racing was in his blood. Today, ‘Junior’ is a cult hero in his own right It’s intriguing how often sons of racing drivers become racers themselves. In Formula 1 Nico carries on the work of Keke, as did Jacques for Gilles – although so far only Damon and Graham have achieved a World Champion son of a World Champion father. Sometimes grandsons follow to make...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Senna swaps F1 for GT seat Aston Martin has pulled off a coup by signing Bruno Senna for its 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship campaign. The nephew of three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton will drive one of the Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing team's Vantage GTE contenders in a full WEC programme, including the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The 29-year-old, who parted company with the...

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World Sportscar Championship -- Fuji 1000kms

Champions for two hours! For two hours it seemed that the Silk Cut Jaguar team, and Derek Warwick, had done the impossible. By finishing second in the Fuji 1,000 Kilometres race, final round of the 1986 World Sportscar Championship, they'd deprived Rothmans-Porsche, Derek Bell and Hans Stuck of their titles...or had they? Tom Walkinshaw looked concerned as Warwick was garlanded and interviewed,...

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The perfection of power

Porsche's Stuttgart museum captures the 911's evolution from road car to Le Mans victor. Here we select some peaks writer Damien Smith, photographer Matthew Howell * 1972 2.7 Carrera RS & 1974 2.1 Carrera RSR Turbo You've read Vic Elford's account of the 911's pioneering years in competition. Here, a colourful new chapter began, one suitably `gonzo' for the lairy, hairy 1970s. First, there's...

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The understudy that stole the show

In 1987 this 962C went to Le Mans as back-up. It returned with the winner's laurels. Motor Sport was invited to try it at Porsche's test track, with two stipulations: drive as hard as you like, for as long as you like...writer Andrew Frankel. photographer James Lipman Weissach is cold and we know it will soon be wet, for bruised clouds are mustering in the skies over Stuttgart. Today of all days...

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Night train

After a dominant 1-2-3 result at Le Mans in 1982, it was clear that Porsche's 956 was the car to have if you wanted to win in Group C. For 1983, a select handful of privateer teams took delivery of what was to become by far the most successful sportscar in history. Paul Fearnley braves the dark to discover what made the 956 great The power (although there is more than enough to impress) is not...

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Sleep of faith

Porsche's 917 is one of the greatest cars ever. But that's no reason, says Gary Watkins, to build a new one and race it at Le Mans a decade after the original had been pensioned off Imagine coming up with the bright idea of building a replica of Mazda's 1991 Le Mans winner for the 24 Hours — this year. Could you imagine the reaction if you rang Japan asking for the original chassis drawings and a...

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Nurburg 1,000 kms

An eventful race Nurburgring May 29th. The last World Championship race ever to be held at the Nurburgring resulted, predictably and deservedly, in a win for Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass in a Rothmans-Porsche 956. Deservedly because the Belgian's name has been almost synonymous with the nordschleife circuit (as it is with Le Mans and Spa) since the day in 1967 when he threatened to make a mockery...

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World Sportscar Championship: Le Mans reflections

Annual outings Look at the grid for most rounds of the World Sportscar Championship, and you can count perhaps 30 Group C cars. Stand in the tribunes at the Sarthe at five minutes to four on a certain June weekend, and your total could well reach 55 cars — though a mere 47 started this year's Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans. Two groups make up the difference: those Group C contenders using Le Mans as...

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