Articles tagged Rick Mears

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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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Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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Thirtysomething

Penske Racing's car-building offshoot in Poole may be run on deadly efficient lines, but the man in charge is also one of the great motor sport enthusiasts It has been said of Nick Goozée that you can see all four seasons in a day on his face, but the fact that he's the one saying it tells you a lot about the man. "I guess I am lucky, because I probably struck right at the period of time. If you...

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Lunch with... Rick Mears

The great American racer not only won four Indianapolis 500s, but remains one of the most modest men in racing to this day By Simon Taylor These Lunch With.... pieces start out as long and often colourful one-to-one conversations, over a pleasant meal. But they end up in black and white, as printed words. So I can give you what the man says, but sometimes it's harder to communicate how he says it...

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Forza Argentina

After designing and building a 3-litre V8 racing engine in less than a year, Oreste Berta dreamed of his self-built F1 car starting a grand prix. Dauntless isn’t the word for him… By Tony Watson At Buenos Aires in 1975, the Copersucar of Wilson Fittipaldi became the first Formula One car designed and built in South America to start a grand prix. Indeed, his marque remains that continent’s only GP...

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States school

And so the Nigel Mansell express was derailed at Mid-Ohio. Like Alain Prost, Mansell started the weekend of September 12 poised to clinch a championship. Unlike Prost, however, Mansell knew almost instantly on that Sunday that he'd have to wait at least another weekend (the Nazareth round took place as this issue of Motor Sport was being printed) before being crowned 1993 champion. With Mansells...

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Matters of moment

It is hard for any editor to explain to the satisfaction of his readers why a magazine's price needs to rise. You have no interest in the costs of producing a publication like this; you simply see it and, if you like and can afford what you see, you buy it. So as I tell you this month's rise to £3.10 reflects no more than what's required to support our on-going investment into providing more...

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Andretti takes Indy pole

At 47 years old, Mario Andretti certainly has not lost the touch which won him the Grand Prix World Championship nine years ago for Lotus! At the wheel of his Newman-Haas Lola, powered by an Ilmor-Chevrolet engine, he captured his first pole position for the Indianapolis 500 in 20 years with an average speed of just over 215 mph. The Memorial Day classic will see Bobby Rahal and Rick Mears...

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New peaks to conquer

He’s surely modern motor sport’s most versatile man, but endless success has not diluted Sébastien Loeb’s appetite for a challenge Writer Anthony Peacock So there it is. The end of an era, or perhaps the dawn of a new one. After more than a decade of effortless dominance of the World Rally Championship (to the extent that he won every single stage of the 2005 Tour de Corse, for instance)...

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SHOULD TRY HARDER

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY SHOULD TRY HARDER MARIO ANDRETTI 1987 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ANDRETTTS LUCK AT INDY WAS ATROCIOUS, BUT NEVERMORE SO THAN IN '87, WHERE HIS ENGINE FAILED BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN TOO EASY ON IT HE RUES ANOTHER '500' DNF TO ADAM COOPER FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES, THE COMMENTATOR'S urgent shriek of "Mario Andretti is slowing!" was the most famous catchphrase at Indianapolis. Indeed, it was...

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