Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot

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Peugeot’s squad of three former F1 drivers claimed overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Alexander Wurz, David Brabham and Marc Gene led home a Peugeot one-two. The French team resisted the temptation to swap the running order of its leading cars and promote the second-placed all-French (and all-F1) car of Sebastien Bourdais, Franck … Continue reading Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot

F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

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It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours. I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 5

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One of the biggest names to cross from F1 to CART was Nigel Mansell – who did so after winning the 1992 F1 championship and claimed the Champ Car title at his first attempt. He wasn’t the only F1 champion to try his hand at CART – Alan Jones did as well, though only for … Continue reading CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 5

Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen

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Concluding the two-part series begun yesterday Ben Evans looks at the career of Dane Jan Magnussen (right, with Rubens Barrichello), another ex-McLaren driver who showed great promise in his pre-F1 career but never reached the heights expected of him in Formula 1. In Formula Ford and Formula 3 both McNish and Magnussen were-once-in-a generation fast, … Continue reading Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen