Articles tagged Olivier Gendebien

Page 27 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1984

Le Mans 24 Hours

Ninth victory for Porsche Even when they announced their boycott of the Le Mans 24-hour race in March, Porsche must have known that success was assured. Did not they take the top eight places last year, humbling every rival who showed his face? Possibly, after practice, the Stuttgart men began to harbour some doubts. It was not just that the Lancia-Martini team annexed pole position and the...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Daytona, a track that knows how to treat its fans – Franchitti and Montoya on NASCAR’s challenge – Why Jimmie Johnson would love an F1 drive – Brian Redman honoured as ‘Grand Marshal’ Chip Ganassi grinned: “I love this race, it’s like a harbinger of spring…” ‘Harbinger’ is not a word one routinely hears in a motor racing paddock, but then this particular paddock was – for me – an...

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Le Mans: The Story So Far

It's the world's greatest motor race and its history is stranger than fiction. Mike Cotton and Andrew Frankel report Few of us would know much about the city of Le Mans were it not for the 24-hour race held there each year, in June. Le Mans is the capital city of the agricultural Sarthe region, but only for one week is it the focus of worldwide interest. Le Mans has a magnificent cathedral, in...

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Matters of moment

Audi trio set new Le Mans standard For the first time in the 75-year history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the same driver line-up has won three times in a row. And Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Tom Kristensen have driven one of Audi's R8s each time. Audi will now keep the Le Mans Trophy in recognition of its hat-trick. "This is our biggest achievement yet in Motorsport," said Audi Sport's boss, Dr...

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Floridan time warp

End-to-end on Route 27, Sebring is 10 miles long. Land is cheap in Florida, and there's a typical strip of neon lights announcing gas stations (where the cheaper brands are still 99 cents per gallon), diners, motels and liquor stores. "American teams welcome here," proclaimed the illuminated billboard outside one motel, reacting against NISMO's startling success at Daytona a few weeks earlier,...

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Two-tone talent

The press called him a tearaway, but those close to him saw a smooth, determined driver a natural, and a possible champion By reputation he was wild, but those who knew Chris Bristow believe his extraordinary speed was never properly appreciated. Sadly, his full potential would never be realised. “Chris Bristow would probably have become World Champion,” says Ken Gregory. He then reconsiders his...

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Doug Nye

Bouncing backInjury is a constant risk in motor racing, but some drivers have shown immense powers of recovery Robert Kubica's careerspoiling injuries in his February rally crash are a reminder of how fragile a Grand Prix driver's career can be. Mark Webber's magnificent 2009 comeback from breaking a leg in his Tasmanian cycling accident is a shining recent example of grit, determination, modern...

Page 49 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, July 1961

PICTORIAL REVIEW

PICTORIAL REVIEW 24-Hour Race Le Mans 1,000 K's Nurburgring Belgian Grand Prix Brands Hatch Dutch Grand Prix BRITAIN DOMINATED.—Except for the first mile of the first lop when Graham Hill shot into the lead, the Ferraris dominated the Belgian Grand Prix which was held on the fast Spa-Francorcharnps circuit. Behind Hill is the winner, Phil Hill, while in the Ferrari sandwich of von Trips (left),...

Page 94 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, July 1986

Mille Miglia 1986

— Not the real thing, but the Italians loved it Those of us too young to have read DSJ's tale of his ride to victory with Stirling Moss in the 1955 mille Miglia when it was first published will never have the chance to see real road racing. For a century, racing on the public road, closed or not, has been the cause of constant argument, and occasional injury. Since the last of these great events...

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Bell's fourth Le Mans success

Derek Bell became the most successful English driver ever to compete at Le Mans when he notched up his fourth victory on June 1, driving the Rothmans-Porsche 962C with Hans Stuck and Al Holbert. Three of his victories were shared with six-times winner Jacky Ickx; Olivier Gendebien and Henri Pescarolo have won four times, and four drivers have won the 24Hour race three times. The list of...

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