Articles tagged Stephane Sarrazin

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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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What in the world is going on?

By John Davenport. The 1990s boom years of the World Rally Championship have become a distant memory. Some say it has lost its way, with one dominant driver, rules confusion and media apathy As it celebrates its 35th birthday, the World Rally Championship appears to some observers to be in crisis, while to others it is the epitome of 21st- Century motor sport. Where does the truth lie? What are...

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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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Events of the month

Wales Rally GB Not so much an event of the month, this, as one of the finest of 2013. Its success, though, was founded on the clamour surrounding the stages rather than anything that happened within. A move to rallying's North and Mid-Welsh heartland generated a bumper crowd and a vibrant atmosphere, with numbers being such that spectators occasionally had to be turned away. World champion...

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DBR9 vanquishes GT best

Le Mans bid boosted by big win in Florida endure. Elated Aston Martin squad celebrate first international success for marque since 1963 Aston Martin made the best possible start to its Le Mans 24 Hours bid by taking GT1 class victory in the prestigious Sebring 12 Hours on the race debut for the DBR9. David Brabham, Darren Turner and Stéphane Ortelli trounced Chevrolet, Maserati, Ferrari and...

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Aston Martin misses out on comeback win

Aston Martin's quest for glory on its return to Le Mans was thwarted as gremlins hobbled the two DBR9s in the closing stages of this year's 24-hour enduro. Car number 58, driven by Tomás Enge, Peter Kox and Pedro Lamy, took the fight to the Chevrolet Corvettes early on and was leading the GT1 class at dawn, only to suffer a fuel pick-up problem and a damaged splitter in the final 90 minutes,...

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The Motor Sport Month - Sports Car News

Le Mans set for close battleAudi and Peugeot were evenly matched at the Le Mans Test Day at the end of April. Eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen edged out Audi team-mate Mike Rockenfeller to top the times at La Sarthe. The best of the second-generation Peugeot 908s was just two tenths off the pace of the new R18 in the hands of Stephane Sarrazin. Both teams played down the significance of...

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The right stuff

The annual Revival is justifiably promoted as a magical step back in time. In case you’ve never been, here’s why By Robert Stride The important thing about the Goodwood Revival is to get the point, and understand what Lord March is trying to do with this extraordinary event. It is not a historic motor racing meeting, it is an eclectic collection of happenings designed to entertain, to bring a bit...

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Nigel Roebuck

Australian rain recalls Prost's bold action at Adelaide 24 years back, while Raikkonen's "easy" win highlights the contrast between the dour Finn and an innocent Chris Amon "Kimi can do some good things this year," said Anthony Davidson as we talked through the forthcoming Formula 1 season. "In fact, I reckon Lotus could be the dark horse of 2013..." Melbourne is always said to be an atypical...

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Le Mans 2011 Preview

AUDI vs PEUGEOT vs ASTON MARTINIt's a circus, a festival - and racing's greatest test. Twenty-four gruelling hours that stretch human and mechanical endurance until they snap. Three teams think they can go all the way... GOING UNDERCOVERNew rules have pushed Audi into building a dramatic closed car for its latest assault on Le Mans. We asked the team for the inside story By Damien Smith There's...

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