Articles tagged Patrick Carpentier

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Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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Hard graft, learning to draft

NASCAR is huge in America and recently it’s attracted an influx of single-seater drivers. But it’s also a notoriously difficult form of racing to master, as some are finding to their cost By Gordon Kirby When Roger Penske’s pair of Dodge Chargers driven by Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch swept to a surprise one-two victory in February’s 50th Daytona 500, it emphasised how competitive the 40-plus car...

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The Forgotten Streets

David Phillips examines the prosperity of Trois-Rivieres, a classic street circuit which is unlikely to be foremost in European minds Trois-Rivieres, Quebec may lack the glamour of Monaco, the mountainous backdrop of Pau or the exotic atmosphere of Macau, but the annual Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres certainly ranks among the world's great street races. It's got lust about everything one could ask...

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Lunch with... Tom Kristensen

He won Le Mans at his first attempt, and has barely been off the podium since then. Little wonder the Dane’s passion for La Sarthe still shines throughBy Simon Taylor Le Mans is an extraordinary motor race, and to conquer it takes an extraordinary mix of abilities. Physical fitness and stamina, of course, and high levels of cockpit concentration, often in dramatically changing conditions. And,...

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Counting down to Daytona

The US Scene The American racing season traditionally kicks off with the NASCAR Daytona 500 in the middle of February. It’s a perfect time for Americans, and Canadians too, to break out of the mid-winter blues for a trip south to Florida. The February date is one of the foundations of the 500’s success and Bill France Sr was quick to realise that he could trade on the snowbirds’ desire to head...

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Maple relief

It may not be the most fashionable country in racing circles right now, but enlightened sponsorship could soon help to point the spotlight at Canada. By all accounts, Jacques Villeneuve impressed in his recent test with Williams at Silverstone (see following pages). But his performance should come as no surprise, as to those of us who watch him regularly he seems destined to add the 1995 PPG Indy...

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