Articles tagged Tom Walkinshaw

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The fresher under pressure

The jump from F3 to F1 has always been tough; in the turbo era it was a giant leap. Alan Henry reflects on the gamble Toleman took with a low-cost hart engine and Rookie Ayrton Senna If Formula One power output was measured exclusively in terms of brake horsepower per pound sterling expended, then there would be no question as to who produced the best grand prix engines over the past 20 years....

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Ecclestone's future hangs on court verdict F1 tsar could be driven from his sport as London tribunal assesses conflicting evidence I By Christian Sylt Bernie Ecclestone's future as Formula 1’s boss could be determined by a London High Court trial verdict, which is due to be given early in 2014. The trial began at the end of October and was coming to a close as Motor Sport went to press. It has...

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Receivers are in at TWR

The TWR empire could be sold off following its recent financial collapse. Tom Walkinshaw's organisation, valued at more than £100 million by administrative receivers, has extensive investment in automotive development facilities, including a technical centre at Leafield in Oxfordshire. The TWR Group grew out of Walkinshaw's own racing and came to prominence with BTCC titles in 1980 and '81 with...

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Damon Hill

When Damon Hill was dumped by Williams no-one, apart, perhaps, from Damon, was too surprised. Frank's record of firing his champions is, after all, unsurpassed. The surprise came when he signed for Arrows. The World Champion had joined the team whose sole distinction was the longest stretch without a win in Formula One. If you listened hard in editorial offices round the country, you could hear...

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In the hot seat

Martin Brundle was 'young and stupid' when he beat Stirling Moss, aged just 21. He's learned a lot since: keep your phone calls short and don't annoy Dale Earnhardt You famously came up against Dale Earnhardt In ROC. Did you ever consider having a stab at NASCAR? Bobby Shaw, Marple I never got as far as talking to teams, but it did enter my head in some of my darker days in Formula One in 1988...

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Book reviews

Carrera Pan-Americana "Mexico" by Adriano Cimarosti. 381pp. 111/2" x 91/2" (Automobilia International Publishing Group, 4 Viale Monte Santo, Milano, Italy. Available from Chater & Scott and similar specialist bookshops. £74.95). This is something that has never been done before, the history of the short-lived but memorable "Mexican Road Race". Probably second only to the famed Italian Mille...

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"He Didn't Need a Kiss and a Cuddle"

Little Teo Fabi had an inner steel that made him tougher than he looked. Which was just as well for an Indycar and F1 ace who was dogged by bad luck By Paul Fearnley Only four Indianapolis 500 rookies in 100 years have started from pole: Teo Fabi in 1983 is one. Prematurely balding and softly spoken, his puppy-ish face often apparently bemused, occasionally morose, he was a beautifully smooth...

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The Ultimate Super Group

Three decades ago, Group C set out to prove that a fuel efficiency formula could make for magnificent racing It had been great while it lasted. The 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship was proof of that old adage that you only need two cars to make a motor race, although strictly speaking there were as many as four or five front-running cars per meeting; those rounds that weren’t cancelled, you...

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All in a year's work

In which the Assistant Editor looks back on a varied, exciting and sometimes dramatic year All this excitement has to be put into perspective before readers gain the impression that such a way of life is the everyday norm for me. Far from it: most days are taken up with fairly tedious office-bound editorial work; usually this writer is the only editorial man in the office and somebody has to put...

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Nürburgring 430 km

Derek's Day In the three months between the Silverstone 430 km race in May and the ADAC's Nürburgring event on August 17, Mercedes and Peugeot made great efforts to close the gap between themselves and Jaguar. In terms of lap times they were quite successful, narrowing a four second per lap chasm to less than one second, but their reliability factor hadn't improved at all. The two purple Silk Cut...



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