Articles tagged Tony George

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Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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Indycar war is over

After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity. There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other. Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why F1’s ‘regime’ feels threatened by FOTA – Ron chooses his moment for team handover – The night The Beatles stayed at Indianapolis "How come,” goes the old joke, “that there’s only one Monopolies Commission?” In the same vein, one idly wonders why, in this era of necessarily obsessive cost-cutting in Formula 1, the actual cost of a Grand Prix – the price charged to race promoters...

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When Britain began rockin'em t's 10 years shce RocKhgnam Votor Speedway opened wfn a dramatt Cnamp Car race, The new ova owed tnanKs to one man's \/sbn but by tnen ne was on tne sbe nes BY DAMIEN SMITH Saturday afternoons go, this is trippy. The collective howl of 26 Champ Car engines engulfs all the senses as the multicoloured missiles sweep off Turn 4. Oval racing must be seen to be believed,...

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Different Class

While the Indy Racing League stumbles uncertainly into life, David Phillips contends that things have never looked better for the CART/PPG World Series How times change. For years critics of IndyCar have lambasted the PPG Indy Car Series for courting casual fans at temporary circuits while real fans and permanent race tracks withered on the vine. Last month, the new Indy Racing League, conceived...

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Mission imperative

. mrsercitnte The 1994 IndyCar season, which kicked off at Surfers Paradise as this issue was being printed, is expected to be a barnburner. Intriguing stories abound: Nigel Mansell's defence of his PPG title; Al Unser Inr finally driving for one of the sport's genuine powerhouses; Mario Andretti's retirement; the improving maturity (we hope) of Paul Tracy and Robby Gordon; an influx of more new...

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POSTCARD FROM AMERICA - CART AT THE CROSSROADS

A second-tier sport? Improved though it might be, IndyCar racing still has hurdles to overcome if it is to be regarded as a truly major league sport Indycar racing stands at a critical juncture in its history in this autumn of 1994. Much that is good has happened in the past year and a half, but that only makes the next 18 months all the more crucial if the sport is to take advantage of the...

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Indy and Alfa to star at Festival of Speed

Indianapolis legends rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Johnny Rutherford have accepted invitations to take part in June's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the cars which made them famous at the Brickyard. They will be accompanied by IMS boss Tony George. Ward, now 78 years old, won the 500 in 1959 and '62 with glorious front-engined Watson-Offenhausers, and went on to claim USAC titles both years....

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– The young Germans outshining the older one…– Should there be room for ‘the little guy’ in F1?– A moment with Rindt that money couldn’t buy After qualifying at Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel muttered something about traffic being a problem, even though there had been but 10 cars in Q3, the final segment. Doubtless there was something in what he said – Vettel was third-fastest when it...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Hélio won, but who watched? There was no stopping Roger Penske’s team and Hélio Castroneves at Indianapolis this year. At the end of the 500 miles Castroneves was in a class of his own as he maintained a comfortable cushion over his snaking line of pursuers to beat 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by a shade under two seconds, a lifetime on a big speedway like Indy. It was Castroneves’s third win at...

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