Articles tagged Tom Walkinshaw

Page 38 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1991

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...

Page 21 of July 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1985

News

After the first few rounds of the 1985 ETC Championship, it seemed that nothing could stop the TWR Rover team and that this series, which last year provided some of the most interesting racing in Europe, would degenerate into an ARG walkover. At Bmo, however, the Volvo 240Ts came into their own with the car of Anders Olafsson / Ulf Granberg leading that of Gianfranco Brancatelli / Thomas...

Page 98 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, May 2008

Warwick on Cheever

Derek Warwick and Eddie Cheever had something of a love-hate relationship, to put it mildly   By Rob Widdows This one starts with a dream. Derek Warwick has won the world championship. This is a universally popular achievement and, as we all anticipated, he turns out to be an exceptional ambassador for the sport. A thoroughly good bloke, but a tough racer, and just the kind of character who knows...

Page 19 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1984

Matters of Moment

BL bouncing back IT SEEMS a very short time ago since British Leyland was constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons. Strikes, tea break disputes, moles and poor workmanship all had their inordinate share of the news columns, and not many people believed that Sir Michael Edwardes and the team he assembled stood any real chance of sorting out the chaos. Yet out of this mess has come order. A...

Page 18 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1990

Precision Timing

With a chilling precision, Mercedes took control of the Suzuka 480 Kms race in Japan and repeated last year's 1-2 result. Jean-Louis Schlesser and Mauro Baldi won the race, just as they did last year in the same C9 model, with Jochen Mass and his young Austrian protégé Karl Wendlinger 42 seconds behind. Geoff Lees started from pole position again, in the Tom's Toyota, so a casual observer might...

Page 32 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1992

On a whim and a prayer...

For weeks on end the success of the 1992 Sportscar World Championship depended on the whim of the Sultan of Dubai, and on March 2 he extinguished Alan Randall's dream with a telex pulling out of a sponsorship deal that would have bought nine Jaguar XJR Group C cars from Tom Walkinshaw, and propped up the ailing series. It was ridiculous, of course, that the World Championship should have hung by...

Page 35 of April 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, April 1972

They Make Racing Cars- Group Racing Developments

Last summer saw a surprise turn at Lotus when Colin Chapman announced the departure from the main board, and from his position as Managing Director of Lotus Racing Ltd, of Mike Warner. Exactly two years ago Motor Sport published an article about Warner and the subsidiary, then known as Lotus Components Ltd, which told of a happy future for Lotus as a manufacturer of customer racing cars. Things...

Page 18 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1987

From Parity to Superiority?

The Silk Cut Jaguar team came close to winning the 1986 World Sportscar Championship despite taking the chequered flag only once, at Silverstone, and its effort will be even more effective this year. The Porsche teams will increase their strength, though, and the Kouros Sauber-Mercedes team will run a new car, or cars, in five or six races. In other words what was a good, if rather short World...

Page 65 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1977

EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

The sixth round of this European saloon car series, at Nurburgring, offered Jaguar their best result to date. The Leyland entered XJ5.3C of Derek Bell/Andrew Rouse eased around the magnificent 14.2-mile circuit to finish second overall. Above, John Fitzpatrick leads the winning green Alpine BMW CSL for Gunnar Nilsson/Dieter Quester. Fitzpatrick is in the car he would have shared with Tim Schenken...

Page 32 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1987

The British are coming

Forward to America this month, circuit spectating and driving to see how manufacturers promote their wares to the World's biggest car market. Ironically we watched Jaguar win the final IMSA GT Championship round at Daytona and discovered that the best in sports prototype racing is threatened with diminished Jaguar support. "There's competition in the United States because there are so many...

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