Tag Archive: Ligier

Apr 06

Ligier pushing Magny Cours as French GP host

Amid France’s push to return to the F1 calendar, it appears Magny Cours is not yet out of the game.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FrancePrime minister Francois Fillon, however, has earmarked Paul Ricard – the well-known test circuit at Le Castallet near Marseille – as the host. But it was Magny Cours that hosted the French grand prix between 1991 and 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Marussia ‘made most sense’ for rookie Pic – Panis

The French newcomer, speaking in Paris, has been signed by the former Virgin team Marussia for 2012 and 2013.

2011-11-27 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic12 - Marussia Virgin RacingThe French sports daily L’Equipe on Tuesday quoted Charles Pic as saying his target for next season is to “reach the level” of his experienced teammate Timo Glock “as soon as possible”.

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Mar 23

Herbert to be F1 steward in Australia

Johnny Herbert will make his fourth appearance as a formula one steward this weekend in Melbourne.

Johnny HerbertAustralian Grand PrixThe former three-time grand prix winner made his debut in the white FIA shirt in Malaysia last year, and then returned to officialdom in Turkey and then Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Walkinshaw, 64, dies of lung cancer

Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.

Tom Walkinshaw portraitHolden Commodore logoThe sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Herbert to make third steward appearance in Brazil

His best finish at Interlagos was fourth

Johnny HerbertJohnny Herbert 2Johnny Herbert will make his third appearance in 2010 as a formula one steward this weekend. The 46-year-old Briton, who won three grands prix during his career spanning 165 races until 2000, debuted in the role in Malaysia and then wore an FIA shirt again in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Johansson returns to Audi

With United Autosports for epic 24 hour race in Belgium

Stefan Johansson will return to the wheel of an Audi this summer when the Swede drives a R8 LMS GT3 sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours (31 July-1 August).The 53-year-old Los Angeles-based Scandinavian is a veteran of almost twenty 24 Hour races and won the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in 1997 but will actually be making his début in the annual twice-around-the-clock Belgian encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Herbert to be F1 steward again in Turkey

Johnny Herbert will this weekend once again act as F1′s driver steward.

The 45-year-old Briton, who won three grands prix during his career spanning 165 races until 2000, debuted in the role in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Blundell marks his return to race action with United Autosports at Spa (+photo)

British former 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner to drive Audi GT3 sports car

Britain’s Mark Blundell will drive an Audi R8 LMS sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium this summer (Jul 31-Aug 1). The 44-year-old Royston-based Londoner who won the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans but stepped away from active motorsport after finishing second in the French marathon seven years ago, makes a one-off return to the cockpit for the high-profile American-owned, British operated “customer” Audi team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Guy Ligier buys into Magny Cours – report

Guy Ligier is set to buy into the beleaguered former French grand prix venue Magny Cours.

The Circuit de Nevers featured on the formula one calendar between 1991 and 2008, meaning France is no longer represented on the sport’s annual schedule. Read the rest of this entry »


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