Jackie Stewart / 'Weekend Of A Champion' Film - /SHAKEDOWN Trackdown
Leo Parente and /ShakeDown interview Sir Jackie Stewart as he promotes the
release of the re-cut Roman Polanski film, 'Weekend of a Champion' - An
inside look at Jackie's 1971 Monaco GP experiences. Sir Jackie, in the
film and this interview, share much about what makes for success, racing
safety, and motorsport itself. "Weekend Of A Champion," in theaters and on
Netflix, also prompts a /ShakeDown question to you: What makes a great
Jackie Stewart bio via F1.com
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1994 NIGEL MANSELL LAGUNA SECA INDYCAR GRAND PRIX
Round Sixteen: Laguna Seca
* This race was the record 407th and final IndyCar race for the great
Mario Andretti. He qualified twelfth, but for the pace laps was given
honorary pole position. Former CART flagman Nick Fornoro came back to wave
the green flag for Mario's last race.
* Paul Tracy won back-to-back poles and showed the form he struggled to
find in the early part of the year. He set a new track record of 1:10.058
seconds. Exiting Turn 2 (the hairpin) Al Unser, Jr. touched wheels with
Robby Gordon and slid off the course. Michael Andretti outbraked Arie
Luyendyk for eighth in Turn 3, but spun the rear wheels and spun out.
Champions collided as four seconds later he was struck by an unfortunate
Bobby Rahal, ending the day for both, and assuring Paul Tracy of third in
the standings. Turn 3 and "The Corkscrew" (the Turn 8 downhill chicane
complex which literally screws into itself) were the preferred places to
pass behind Tracy. Robby Gordon spun twice, giving up a likely points
finish. On Lap 82 Mario's career ended a few laps too early as he slowed
with engine failure and ended 19th. Tracy took maximum points (22) ahead of
Raul Boesel, who finished second for the fifth time in his IndyCar career.
Jacques Villeneuve, Emerson Fittipaldi, Teo Fabi, Arie Luyendyk, and Adrian
Fernandez were also in the lead lap. The final points went to Nigel
Mansell, Andrea Montermini, Dominic Dobson, Willy T. Ribbs, and Stefan
Johansson; all one lap down.
* This race was also the last for Nigel Mansell. After the season he
ran the final three races in Formula One that season for Williams as the
only active World Champion, as Alain Prost retired after the 1993 season
and Ayrton Senna was killed whilst leading at Imola in May. After having
raced at Magny-Cours in June, Mansell spun off in Jerez, finished fourth in
Suzuka, and after title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill
collided, won the finale in Adelaide, Australia. In 1995 he defected to
McLaren, soon leaving the team due to an uncompetitive car.
* Also exiting the sport were the King Racing team owned by drag racing
legend Kenny Bernstein. A year later he would also pull the plug on his
NASCAR Winston Cup operation; both of which due to lack of competitiveness.
#41 of The Flying Lap: Sir Jackie Stewart
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at http://theflyinglap.com 'The Flying Lap with Peter Windsor', Wednesdays
at 1900 UK, 11AM Pacific.
In this special episode we talk to Sir Jackie Stewart, three-times World
Champion and the winner of 27 Grands Prix for BRM and Tyrrell. A tireless
campaigner for safety and charitable causes throughout his racing career,
and in the years that followed his retirement in 1973, Sir Jackie is today
acclaimed globally as one of the most significant figures in the history of
our sport. In the aftermath of the shocking accident in Las Vegas that
cost the life of Dan Wheldon, he talks about lessons that can be learned in
all disciplines of the sport - and about the F1 politics over the years
that, astonishingly, have led to Sir Jackie never being asked to take a
formal role (in the area of safety) within the sport. Despite that
omission, there is no doubt that no single individual has done more for the
safety of drivers, pit crew and spectators. We talk about his favourite
cars, his most "harmonious" races, his own mental approach to racing, about
the current F1 stars, about Red Bull Racing - a team he originated in
Milton Keynes - and about the searching question he asked of Ayrton Senna
early in 1990, now made famous by the "Senna" movie . Candid and open, Sir
Jackie also talks about his battle with dyslexia and his spiritual beliefs.
2012 Dallara IndyCar to Texas
Testing of the 2012 IndyCar took place at Mid-Ohio this past week and now
it's on to Texas Motor Speedway for an oval outing. The old car needed to
be replaced, even with a spec car. IndyCar hopes the car will be affordable
and fast, the costs remain to be seen.