Jackie Stewart on Murray Walkers F1 Greats
Sir John Young "Jackie" Stewart, better known as Jackie, and nicknamed The
Flying Scot, is a Scottish former racing driver. He competed in Formula One
between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships.
Jackie Stewart Testando Benetton Ford Turbo
Durante o inverno de 1988 e 1989, Sir Jackie Stewart testado linha top
vários carros de corrida. Ele foi muito elogioso sobre alguns, e muito
crítico sobre os outros. Você consegue adivinhar o que ele gostava de
carros, e que ele não fez?
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.
Penske History 4: An Indianapolis Legend
While Mark Donohue returned to run only one more Indianapolis 500 after his
victory in the 1972 classic, car owner Roger Penske was hooked. He went on
to build the greatest legacy in the history of the Memorial Day weekend
race. Following in Donohue's footsteps were Tom Sneva, Rick Mears, Al and
Bobby Unser and Danny Sullivan. Penske Racing enjoyed the greatest showing
by a team in the 1988 classic, when the team put three of its drivers on
the front row, and then scored a 1-2-3 sweep in the race after leading 192
of the 200 laps. See more at www.alltelracing.com
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.
Jackie Stewart 1971 Tyrrell 004 ELF Team F1 car warming up
Jackie Stewart's former ELF team race car warming up at the Pacific NW
Historic races on July 3, 2010.
Tyrrell 004 was built for Jackie Stewart and was completed by the Tyrrell
Racing Organisation in October of 1971. 004 was a works car through the
1972 FIA Formula 1 World Championship Season. 3-liter V8.