He reached Formula 3, stepped back to Renault Clios and then went on to conquer Indianapolis... via an argument or two with Tom Walkinshaw
Writer: Simon Taylor, Photographer: James Mitchell
Every sportsman tends to be remembered, above all, for one particular achievement: one win, one record, one defining moment in his career. Kenny Bräck feels that most people primarily recall his victory in the...
21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza.
22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret.
23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...
or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present.
And there could be as many as 30.
Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...
18: Co-driver Mark Brickstock succumbs to injuries sustained, the previous day, in a single-venue stage rally at Snetterton.
19: David Brabham escapes unhurt after rolling his Simtek during a Silverstone test.
20: British Rally Championship entrants vote to exclude 'kit cars' from the 1995 series.
22: Michel Ferte/Michel Neugarten (Venturi) win the BPRO four-hour race at Spa. The Frenchmen...
Having waited 71 Grands Prix for his first win, Johnny Herbert needed only a further four to pick up his second
Johnny Herbert's second Grand Prix win was as timely as it was fortuitous. Not wanted by the team in 1996, the 31-year-old had just broken his silence to explain his Benetton nightmare in a bid to secure alternative employment. "I don't want to become a whinger, but I'm a quicker driver...
Back in 1989, the Formula One field contained eight graduates from the previous season's European Formula 3000 Championship. This year, at the time of writing, there are only two. One, aided by an abundance of talent and a pot of gold from Arisco, is Rubens Barrichello. The other, no less capable, graduates with a CV boasting a quartet of F3000 victories and a European Championship title. With...
17: Porsche unveils its new GT racer, the 450 bhp Turbo GT2, at the Essen Motor Show.
18: Ford Grand Prix applies for an official F1 entry with the FIA. It is the only new team to have done so by the deadline.
20: The Network RAC Rally starts in Chester. Colin McRae takes his now customary early lead. Father Jim heads the concurrent RAC International Historic Rally, but is eventually...
– Brundle says Sky coverage will be for the purists
– Senna’s Williams ride removes Barrichello from F1
– Toro Rosso recruits know to whom they must aspire
Although the 2011 Grand Prix season was dominated by Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull RB7, I think most would agree that, in terms of racing, it was substantially a better year than for a long time. Some of this, true, was...
The Brawn GP story is a modern F1 fairytale, but Ross & Co are still seeking their happy ever after
By Adam Cooper
It was about an hour after the end of the Australian Grand Prix that Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were finally able to break free of their media commitments and return to the Brawn GP garage. Darkness already enveloped the track as the pair strode along the pitlane, to...
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