Posts Tagged ‘Gary Paffett’

19 Nov 2008: F1: Barcelona test report 18/11/08

Red Bull is certainly giving its drivers wings at Barcelona this week – a Toro Rosso one-two on Monday has been followed by a complete shut-out of the top four timesheet slots on the second day of testing.

18 Nov 2008: F1: Barcelona test report 17/11/08

Is it that time already? The first winter testing session has kicked off in Barcelona with everyone from world rally champions to former GP2 frontrunners turning up to play on a cold but bright and sunny day.

18 Sep 2008: F1: Jerez testing report 17/09/08

BMW Sauber tester Christian Klien put down a marker for his team in the first full day of Jerez testing after topping the unofficial timesheets.

1 Sep 2008: DTM: how the Brits did at Brands Hatch

This weekend presented a host of options for motorsport fans – you could take your pick from DTM at Brands Hatch, BTCC at Silverstone or Superleague Formula at Donington Park. But wherever you went, you couldn’t escape the weather.

27 Aug 2008: Paffett: fans get more from DTM than from F1

McLaren test driver Gary Paffett says he believes the DTM touring car series, in which he currently races, offers fans better value for money than Formula One.

26 Aug 2008: DTM: Katherine Legge looks forward to Brands Hatch

Yeah, yeah, we know. DTM is tin-top, and we’re supposed to be about open-wheel racing. But we like an excuse to catch up with what Katherine Legge is doing.

24 Jul 2008: F1: Jerez testing report 22/07/08

Sebastian Vettel’s timesheet-topping performance on the first day of Jerez testing was overshadowed after a malfunctioning component on Christian Klien’s BMW injured a team mechanic.

16 Jun 2008: F1: Barcelona testing report – June 12

Ferrari tester Luca Badoer topped the timesheet on the first day of Barcelona testing – but didn’t have things entirely his own way. On an opening day that featured unpredictable weather, starting sunny then gradually clouding over until a thunderstorm forced the eight teams testing to abandon the track an hour earlier than expected, BMW’s Robert Kubica and Red Bull’s David Coulthard pushed him a close second and third.

7 Mar 2008: F1: behind the scenes with Gary Paffett

An awful lot of would-be racing drivers probably think Gary Paffett’s got it made – as McLaren’s test driver he’s got a job to die for, regularly getting his hands on one of the world’s top racing machines. On the other hand, what does it feel like to be just one step away from one of motorsport’s top jobs – piloting a car capable of winning the F1 World Championship but perpetually in the shadow of Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen, unable to actually compete?

22 Aug 2007: F1: Prodrive flirts with de la Rosa

The excitement of watching madcap McLaren tester Pedro de la Rosa duelling for race position with his swooping overtakes and seemingly death-defying approaches to his opponents’ exhaust pipes is always guaranteed to make a Grand Prix well worth the trouble of turning on the telly.

 
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