Articles tagged Steve Hallam

Page 13 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, November 2008

In brief

* Richard Branson made a rare F1 appearance at Monza, as a guest of Force India. But it was nothing to do with a shared passion for F1 with fellow airline owner and team boss Vijay Mallya. In fact he was present because the team’s Dutch co-owner Michiel Mol has pre-booked a ticket on a Virgin space flight... * On race morning at Monza Max Mosley joined a number of veteran F1 personalities who...

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Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

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Bang goes another day

In a 38-race year, NASCAR Sprint Cup cars survive for just two events. It's relentless, tough, and more sophisticated than you think, as ex-F1 engineer Steve Hallam has found, By Gordon Kirby After 27 years in Formula 1 with Lotus and McLaren Steve Hallam moved to North Carolina two years ago to begin a new life as director of competition for Michael Waltrip's three-car NASCAR team. Hallam goes...

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This is only the beginning, predicts jubilant McLaren

Senior McLaren personnel say that the sky is the limit for Lewis Hamilton now that the Briton has got his first World Championship under his belt. Having missed out by just a point in 2007, Hamilton turned the tables on Felipe Massa and Ferrari in Brazil to become the youngest World Champion in history, while also matching the feat of Jacques Villeneuve in winning in his second year at the top...

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Lewis Hamilton interview

He’s been to the Festival of Speed before, but this time Britain’s new grand prix star was the main attraction. He had a great time, and so did the fans Lewis Hamilton was just 15 years old when he first went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In the summer of 2000 he stood behind the straw bales and watched the cars go up the hill, dreaming that one day he would be out on the track in a Formula...

Page 68 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, July 1990

The Rum Bunch

It has been a very long time since a Lotus was expected in the winner's circle. Not since the heyday of the 79, the Andretti/Peterson and Colin Chapman regime has the marque made any impact on the championship. It is true that there was the odd success with Elio de Angelis, but the expected renaissance with the arrival of Ayrton Senna and Honda engines never materialised, opportunities were...

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There but for fortune

But for an alert guardian angel in Suzuka Martin Brundle might have become another statistic in 1994’s grim toll. Observations he made earlier in the season eerily forecast the situation in which he unwillingly found himself. . . Imola was a dreadful shock. I put together an agenda for a meeting in Monaco, and every driver turned up, plus a few. We had a four and a half-hour, properly structured...

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Bulldog

Aston Martin's Boxer eater  Designed to be the ultimate road-going supercar, Aston Martin's dramatic twin-turbocharged, gull-wing, mid-engined two-seater sports car, announced to the Press appropriately in Aston Clinton last month, may never go into production. If it does, depending upon demand after the prototype's world tour, only a handful will be individually hand-built at necessarily...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Button feel-good factor lost in diffuser row – Why Lewis should share in McLaren’s shame – A childhood trip to Aintree and glory for Behra What a pity it is, in these early races of this World Championship season, that controversies elsewhere have rather shaded the achievements of Jenson Button. In his rage over the diffuser dispute Flavio Briatore may have denigrated Button – and...

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On the other side

One thing that little Mr Ecclestone and his Formula One Constructors Association has brought into the world of Grand Prix racing is collective organisation and we recently witnessed a prime example. For some years now we have had Grand Prix races in Canada and the United States and they have been arranged to take place on consecutive weekends, sometimes the United States being first, sometimes...

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