Articles tagged Sébastien Bourdais

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Villeneuve for Le Mans

Peugeot has signalled the seriousness of its 2007 Le Mans-effort by selecting Jacques Villeneuve to drive one of its new 908 V12 HDi diesel challengers. As well as being a significant publicity coup for the French manufacturer, the signing also provides the Canadian driver with the chance to complete a unique ‘grand slam’ of successes in the F1 and Champcar series, Indy 500 and the French 24-hour...

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Slicks back in groove

It was a case of back to the future in post-season Formula 1 testing as drivers prepared for 2008 by running without traction control, while at the same time experimenting with Bridgestone slick tyres, which are due to return in 2009. In 2008 all teams have to run with a common ECU supplied on the FIA’s behalf by McLaren Electronic Systems. As part of the package, traction and launch control has...

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New Audi wins on debut

Audi’s new turbodiesel R15 emulated its R8 and R10 prototype predecessors by notching up a debut victory in the Sebring 12 Hours. Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello claimed a narrow victory over Peugeot in the American Le Mans Series opener in March. A trouble-free run for the lead R15 TDI resulted in a new distance record for Sebring, the 1417.1 miles completed by the winning car...

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Teams in race to be ready for Melbourne

There is promise and potential everywhere you look. The glass is half full at every team during pre-season testing before the Grand Prix grid lines up for the first race in a new season. This year the anticipation is greater than ever, thanks to the biggest raft of technical regulation changes since narrow-track cars were introduced in 1998. The new generation of Formula 1 cars have a limited...

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In brief

* Former Renault tester José María López has signed for US F1. The Argentine won the 2003 World Series by Renault title, and then raced in F3000 and GP2. Since ’07 he has dominated his native touring car series. US F1 has also hired Indycar veteran John Anderson as its team manager. The 64-year-old has worked for many leading teams including Forsythe, Foyt, Galles, PacWest and Andretti Green. *...

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Angry Piquet left on F1's sidelines

Renault’s sacking of Nelson Piquet means that the Brazilian follows Sébastien Bourdais in being dropped for performance reasons in the middle of his second season. In the past a similar fate has befallen the likes of Cristiano da Matta, Scott Speed and Jan Magnussen, none of whom have raced again in Formula 1. Piquet (right) went public on the team’s decision to drop him with a statement of...

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The story

Nine months in F1From the glorious to the ghastly, we’ve witnessed it all in a turbulent season of F1. And the repercussions are still being felt…By Rob Widdows March When the teams arrived in Melbourne in March precious few indicators pointed to who might have made the best use of a new set of rules. Pre-season testing at Barcelona suggested that Brawn could be the big surprise despite its last-...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Hamilton and McLaren’s show of strength – Why Bernie is the only one who won’t miss Indy – Hunt’s secret Ferrari deal – and why it went wrong – Redman – still the most underrated driver in history History suggests that Melbourne can be a touch misleading when it comes to predicting how a season will go. Patrick Head, for one, has always counselled against reading too much into what...

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Who'd buy an F1 team?

Toro Rosso is up for sale, but buying a piece of the F1 action requires far more than just money. Still, there are rewards to be had  By David Tremayne F1 team for sale: it’s not exactly a new phenomenon. In these expensive days of Formula 1, teams tend to change hands quite frequently. At the beginning of 2005, Jaguar had become Red Bull; at the end of that season, BMW bought into Peter Sauber’s...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Some light relief at the Singapore Grand Prix – Strange tactics employed by F1’s stewards – A good time to remember the inspiring Jenks It is a fact that the race was brought to life by the intervention of the safety car, that the resultant drama served to mask the fact that here was yet another circuit where overtaking was nigh impossible, but still, by common consent, the...

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