Seán Ward takes a history lesson as he visits Peugeot’s museum, close to the Sochaux factory in Eastern France. For some, the word ëmuseumí conjures up images of dull, boring buildings filled with dusty, seemingly random artefacts; places with a strange,…
There was a time when the very idea of using a diesel in motorsport was unheard of. Today though more and more diesels are appearing on track, with many of the advanced features powering our road cars coming directly from the racetrack.
It was never going to be simple. Audi’s Motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich was scathing when, later in the year, the car ran around Silverstone belching black smoke. He felt it was damaging the image of the diesel. What he was conveniently ignoring was that Dawson had to carry out his development in public with a budget the size of the change in an Audi executive’s back pocket.