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F1weekly podcast # 372

 

Brian Redman

Podcast number 372 in post production.

Formula 1 Teams preparing to announce their driver line up, who goes where?

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and special…

Interview with Brian Redman conducted at Laguna Seca’ Monterey Historic Races.

 

Brian Redman Born: March 9, 1937 in Burnley, Lancashire, Great Britain
Lives: Vero Beach, Fla., with wife, Marion
First Race: 1959, driving a Morris 1000 Traveler
First Pro Race Win: Nov. 4, 1967 at Kyalami (ZA) 9-hour in Mirage-Ford with Jacky Ickx
Final Pro Race: June 29, 2000 at Daytona in Grand-Am series Nissan-Pilbeam
Brian Redman has been a factory driver for the following teams:

* John Wyer Gulf Ford
* John Wyer Gulf Porsche
* Dr.Ing h.c.F.Porsche AG
* SEFAC Ferrari
* Group 44 Jaguar (USA)
* BMW Motorsport GMBH
* Proteus Aston Martin
* McLaren Racing. F1
* Frank Williams DeTomaso. F1
* Cooper Car Company. F1
* UOP Shadow. F1
* BRM. F1
* Chevron
* Haas/Hall Chaparral Lola F5000

He was very successful in sportscar racing and the World Sportscar Championship, winning the 1970 Targa Florio with a Porsche 908 and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice, in 1975 with a BMW Coupé and in 1978 with a Porsche 935. He was for many years associated with the Chevron marque, founded by fellow-Lancastrian Derek Bennett.

Redman drove for Shadow Racing Cars both in CanAm and in Formula One. He also appeared in McLaren, Cooper and Alfa Romeo cars. He dominated North American Formula 5000 racing in the mid-1970s winning the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship three years in a row (1974-1976) driving Lolas.

He participated in 15 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1968. He achieved 1 podium in the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix in third place behind Graham Hill and Denny Hulme in a Cooper BRM, and scored a total of 8 championship points with two 5th places in the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix and the 1972 German Grand Prix driving a Yardley McLaren.

He was offered various other Formula One drives, but did not particularly enjoy the atmosphere of F1 even in the 1970s, preferring sports car racing.

He raced many Le Man 24 hour races and living in Florida is still active appearing at the 36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races in August 2009.

Nick Heidfeld tops the times sheets in final Saturday practice.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:45.388 17
2. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:45.462 + 0.074 18
3. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:45.677 + 0.289 20
4. Grosjean Renault (B) 1:45.878 + 0.490 18
5. Glock Toyota (B) 1:45.908 + 0.520 18
6. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:45.987 + 0.599 18
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:46.040 + 0.652 19
8. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:46.114 + 0.726 21
9. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:46.301 + 0.913 17
10. Button Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:46.406 + 1.018 20
11. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:46.409 + 1.021 19
12. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:46.417 + 1.029 19
13. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:46.462 + 1.074 17
14. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:46.747 + 1.359 14
15. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:46.814 + 1.426 22
16. Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:46.815 + 1.427 19
17. Alonso Renault (B) 1:46.926 + 1.538 14
18. Badoer Ferrari (B) 1:47.055 + 1.667 20
19. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:47.078 + 1.690 19
20. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) No time 3

 

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