Articles tagged Tom Sneva

Page 26 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 2008

Audi claims LMS titles

Audi drivers Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller joined a select group who have triumphed in a major international championship without winning a race when they took the Le Mans Series title at Silverstone. The pair claimed the drivers’ crown with a fourth-place finish in the Autosport 1000Km in September. They emulated the likes of Tom Sneva, who was winless on his way to the 1978 USAC...

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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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Hamilton's day in the sun

Lewis celebrating his British GP win with the crowd at Goodwood was just one highlight of another superb Festival of Speed. Here follow some of the others Lord March couldn’t have asked for more. Just seven days after that brilliant wet-weather win in the British Grand Prix here was Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, eager to meet his adoring public and bask in the deserved glory...

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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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The DFX Files

One team's initiative provided the trigger for a spectacular Indycar success story - and a ground-breaking British designer was close to the project's heart By Gordon Kirby He would become a Formula 1 'visionary', the most coveted racing car designer of his generation — much like Adrian Newey today. In the 1980s John Barnard's MP4 series of carbon-fibre McLarens broke new ground in composite...

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NEWS

NEWS AMONG the annual awards presented by the BRDC this year are: BRDC Gold Star, Derek Bell who also receives the Richard Seaman Trophy and the Earl Howe Trophy; BRDC Silver Star, Richard Longman; John Cobb Trophy, Tom Walkinshaw; Graham Hill Trophy, Derek Warwick and the Fairfield Trophy, Martin Brundle. • * • The first auction conducted by Onslow's of Winchester (0962-75411) saw some...

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You were there

Motor Sport articles prompted two readers to share their memories with us, while our third contributor has enjoyed some classic Indianapolis 500s Graham Potter Graham was a keen fan at the 1977 Brands Hatch Six Hours, in which Hans Stuck and Ronnie Peterson gave the BMW 320 Turbo its European debut, as described by Stuck in his recent ‘Lunch With’ (December). {1} Peterson qualified the flame-...

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Full credit available

At the risk of being branded a heretic, I'd like humbly to suggest that observers of IndyCar racing have been a tad harsh in criticising Championship Auto Racing Teams over the years. True, the restless team owners reversed their field once again last month in Indianapolis when they tossed out the five-vote/seven-man Board of Directors in favour of the "one-franchise/one-vote" Board system that...

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Porridge with... Robin Herd

Robin Herd was one of the straightest guys in F1, McLaren's first designer and co-founder of March. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling? By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago [1970] when, to almost...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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