Tag Archive: Jim Hall

Sep 16

Do the big names at Indianapolis dream of the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

Chapparal designer Jim Hall will be Grand Marshal of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas on 19 September.

A legend on both sides of the Atlantic, Hall is the ideal person to link Le Mans to the USA. The Indianapolis 500, founded in 1911 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which began twelve years later, are the two oldest motor races in the world.

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Oct 10

Another turn: Obrigado Jim and Gil

For the second time in a remarkably diverse and successful career

Gil de Ferran will retire as a race driver at the conclusion of Saturday’s Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  In contrast to his first farewell, announced after he won the 2003 IndyCar Series season finale at Texas World Speedway, de Ferran gave everyone plenty of warning about his Swan Song II, revealing his plans at Mid-Ohio in August. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Chaparrals turn back the clock at Mazda Raceway (+photos)

Gil de Ferran, Pagenaud and Jim Hall parade around circuit

The white surroundings of a Chaparral suited Gil de Ferran just fine. His last weekend as a driver started out like a dream – behind the wheel of Jim Hall’s Chaparral 2 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Gil de Ferran’s drives…(+photos)

The best of the best

Gil de Ferran’s illustrious career comes to an end this weekend with the four-hour Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. De Ferran Motorsports’ team owner hopes to end his run on a high note with a victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the site where he scored his first IndyCar victory in the 1995 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

In his own words: Jim Hall

 As part of the special celebrations

To mark Gil de Ferran’s final appearance as a race car driver next weekend in the American Le Mans Series’ season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Brazilian is honoring the role US motorsport legend Jim Hall played in his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

A special farewell for Gil de Ferran

de Ferran will retire from professional driving at the end of the season

Two-time IndyCar Champion and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran is preparing for a very special send-off when the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca venue in California plays host to the final round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series – the Monterey Sports Car Championships on October 10. Read the rest of this entry »

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