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#51 Project Indy

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 20:45

1986 in F-3000 on board RAM 03-Cosworth in Vallelunga

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#52 Project Indy

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 20:49

1989 in Sport Prototipes C-1 in Spice-Ford Cosworth in Brand Hatch

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#53 Project Indy

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 00:36

Salazar in 1984 Toyota Corolla in Chilean Championship of Rally

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#54 Fiorentina 1

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:55

In some issues of Grand Prix International, they rated Salazar very highly. They always mentioned him as a future star, especially when he drove the Ensign. What exactly is Salazar up to now? I thought we would see him again, once the Daytona Prototypes took in Grand-Am. I'm expecting to see Salazar one of these days in one of those cars, or is he completely retired?

#55 ghinzani

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:40

Originally posted by Fiorentina 1
In some issues of Grand Prix International, they rated Salazar very highly.


really? I wonder why, and by whom!;) :lol:

#56 Project Indy

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 00:38

Salazar in the Chilean Rally Campionship 1985 in Toyota Cellica

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In 2005 Salazar driving in Rally Mobil Chilean on board Hyundai Coupe and team Manager of Chilean Pablo Donoso (ex-driver of World Series Nissan) in the Norteamerican series Star Mazda Pro Series.

#57 Twin Window

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:05

Great pics, Fernando! :wave: :up:

Originally posted by ghinzani

really? I wonder why, and by whom!;) :lol:

Not guilty! I joined GPI after Eliseo had quit F1 in 1983...












...if that's what you were in inferring, Ghinza!

#58 Project Indy

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 01:10

1986, F-3000 on board Lola-Ford Cosworth, team Lola Motorsport of Jean Moisnier, in Jarama, Spain.

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#59 Project Indy

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 20:36

In 1987 Eliseo Salazar running in F-3000 in Bromley Motorsport (Ralt-Ford Cosworth) by Gary Anderson Team Manager, but run only 8 races with Bromley.

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After Eliseo driving for Colin Bennets Motorsport (March-Ford) in 3 races y for Genoa racing (March Ford) in Le Mans and Jarama,

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#60 Nordic1

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 12:32

Tony Dowe

This interview gives Tony Dowe's version of why Eliseo was dropped from the winning TWR Jag in 1990.
Was he heavy on gearboxes?

#61 nikhil

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 05:20

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#62 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 15:43

He wasn't that impressive when he lost the new RT3 under braking for Woodcote on the club circuit (in the wet) and wiped out the two front row guys!

#63 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 15:47

What on earth is wrong with those photographs. They show people watching a Formula 3 race :eek:

#64 Project Indy

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 14:41

Eliseo Salazar run Dakar Argentina Chile 2009, with this Salazar break a history record:

Le Mans 24
Monaco Grand Prix
Indianapolis 500
Daytona 24
Sebring 12
Dakar

Monaco Grand Prix, Formula 1
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Le Mans 24
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#65 ghinzani

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 17:18

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This is interesting because it shows Daimon Metrebian, who was a recording studio owner who suddenly decided he wanted to race Euro F3 and so joined the works Martini team (and sponsored Richard Dallest in return for tuition). How he was able to debut straight away in Euro F3 still baffles me... Looking at times from the year though he didnt disgrace himself.

#66 Pablo Vignone

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 17:12

This week, Eliseo told argentinian motorsport magazine "Corsa" that he was "leading" 1990 Le Mans 24 Houras when he was asked to stop at the pit and, then, "asked" by Jaguar team owner (Tom Walkinshaw for you and me) to give the seat to Martin Brundle. "That was the biggest frustration of my whole career" pointed out.

¡Nice try, Eliseo! ¡Go again!

#67 Bob Riebe

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 18:36

BTW2: the quality of the 1996 field may have been laughable the massive crash at start of the US 500 did also cause a bad press.
Bad press?
It made them look like moronic narcissistic morons.


BTW3: despite being the field with the lowest quality, this field was the fastest ever in qualifying.

Quality here is merely an opinion based on the opinion makers prejudices.
At Indy one driver was cruising around the track at over 230 mph because he had nothing better to do; while at Michigan the "elite" could not complete first lap without turning it into a demo derby.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 17:24

Eliseo Salazar, a veteran of F1, Indy Cars, prototypes and international rallying, today announced the formation of Eliseo-THL Motorsports, a driver development team competing in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. The team, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and co-owned by Luis Toledo, will assist young South American racers in establishing their careers in U.S. motorsports.

Eliseo-THL Motorsports will field a car for rising open-wheel racer Kevin Toledo, 18 years old, from Rancagua, Chile. Toledo's resume includes karting, the Formula Renault and F3 series in Chile and Argentina and two Star Mazda Championship races in 2008, scoring a top-10 finish in his first event.

"My dream is to someday drive in IndyCar," says Toledo, who just graduated high school after studying engineering at the Quimahue School in Rancagua. "And to have a legend like Eliseo Salazar, who has raced in F1 as well as the Indy 500, managing my career gives me great confidence that I will achieve my goal. The Star Mazda Championship is a very competitive, high-profile series that provided a stepping-stone for American driver Scott Speed to move up to F1, so this is where I will race in 2009 to develop my skills."

Eliseo Salazar, the team principal of Eliseo-THL Motorsports, is the only Chilean driver ever to compete in F1 (and the only one ever to score a championship point), making his debut with the March team in 1981. He drove in 37 Grand Prix before moving to sports car prototypes in the late 1980s racing with both the Jaguar and Ferrari teams. He returned to open-wheel racing in 1995, signing with Dick Simon to race in the CART Indy Car World Series and scoring a 4th-place finish in his first Indy 500. He won the Las Vegas 500 in 1997 becoming the first Chilean driver to win a major open wheel event. Eliseo became a regular at the 500 even after the CART/IRL split. He qualified on the front row of the Indy 500 in 1996 and 2000, finishing third in the 2000 Indy 500 driving for legend A.J. Foyt. Salazar retired from open-wheel racing in 2002 after finishing in the top-5 of the IRL championship two years in a row.

His racing resume also includes the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, American Le Mans, and Grand Prix Masters. He is currently a regular competitor on the international rally scene and recently became the first driver ever to compete in the Grand Prix of Monte Carlo, the 24 hrs of Le Mans, the 24 hrs of Daytona, the Indianapolis 500 and the Rally Dakar.

“My idea for Eliseo-THL is to be a place where young South American drivers can come and not feel intimidated at first, for all the cultural and racing differences, starting with the language barrier," says Salazar. "I feel that I have, through blood, sweat and tears (in my case, literally….), learned the ins and outs of American racing and I can help ease the steep learning curve to succeed here. That’s why our logo incorporates the flags of all the Spanish speaking countries of South America.”

The Eliseo-THL Motorsports team will be headquartered at a facility in Pittsburgh, PA. Overseeing the operation will be Kari Marciniak, who has been both Salazar's wife and team manager for the past fourteen years.

Other members of the team include Eric Langbien, an engineering consultant with fifteen years of experience. He relates particularly well to drivers, having been one himself, winning championships in both racing and rallying. Crew chief Scott Gates was born into an open-wheel racing family and has been working with Langbien for the past ten years. He has a long history of working with top young drivers and has been a part of the Star Mazda Championship since 1994.

“It has always been our intention to form a team for young South American drivers. Having teamed up with Luis and Kevin has made our dreams become a reality," says Marciniak. "We have always enjoyed following the drivers of the Star Mazda program, so it was only natural to have Kevin begin his U.S. career here.”

#69 ghinzani

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 18:39

Kerching!

#70 Phil Rainford

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 18:49



An Aurora F1 round from Silverstone 1980......

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#71 Twin Window

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 19:02

Not any Aurora round, but the final one which, if my memory serves, was the title-decider between Eliseo and Emilio.

Needless to say ESV wasn't in a particularly good mood afterwards, but there was a great party at Emilio's!

I made my race debut that day in Chris Meek's TVR, so let me know if you ever find a vid of the support races...;)

#72 ghinzani

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 21:01

Originally posted by Twin Window


I made my race debut that day in Chris Meek's TVR, so let me know if you ever find a vid of the support races...;)


I saw a pic of you in a Formula Talbot in an 81 Autosport the other day, I wonder how that got in there ;-)

#73 Twin Window

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 21:07

On the outside back cover? Elio de Angelis on the front?

The M&H importers paid for it from memory; Supergrip Ltd or similar?

#74 ghinzani

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 22:32

No I think it was in the national sports bit. Very well written though, it didnt say where you had finished ;-)

#75 Project Indy

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:22

In the Eliseo Page's, have a article of a first win in F-Aurora in Marlboro Daily Express in Silverstone 1980.

http://carrer.eliseo.com/

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:59

GP von Deutschland, 1981

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#77 ghinzani

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:46

He was hotly tipped throughout the winter of 81/82 to be going to Lotus to replace De Angelis who was thought to be off to Alfa. Late in the day when Marlboror/Alfa couldnt but De Angelis out of his Lotus contract due to recession in Italy or De Cesaris lucre, Eliseo was left with very little good choices. He ended up at ATS in 82 which did him no favours, unlike in 81 where he had been squeezed out of March mid season due to politics and did well in the Ensign which was all that was available but proved remarkably quick and did his reputation no end of good. he went from a bloke who had been beaten by slow coach Villota in Aurora to a bloke who could get a ratty old Ensign in the points. Roebuck for one talked highly of him in the 2nd half of 81. Im sure Twinny can fill out the details a bit more of some of the politics surrounding that period.

#78 Chris Townsend

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 19:47

Originally posted by Mallory Dan
Doug, great stuff on the first RT3, given what followed, this is a historic chassis I'd have thought. Wonder where it is now ? Any more pics of this F3 season, '79 was one of the best of that time I reckon.


Would you believe it was rebuilt into a Ralt RT4 in the 1980s? Car with that RT3s chassis number on a Mark Bahner plate is now in Australia. It was not, ss, the first RT3 though, that honour goes to Italian unknown Sergio Leone, who had chassis RT3-155; Salazar's RT3-160 was second off the production line

#79 Twin Window

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:53

Originally posted by ghinzani

Im sure Twinny can fill out the details a bit more of some of the politics surrounding that period.

I can at least try!

Eliseo and I shared a flat during 1982, and a 'feature' of the decor were two framed contracts (hung on the wall down the hallway) which he'd signed with Team Lotus; one was for the 1982 season, and the other for 1983. However, both were dependent upon either Mansell or de Angelis leaving the team...

You're absolutely correct in recalling that NSR virtually 'raved' about him after the '81 Dutch GP. I walked with ESV from the the then-equivalent of 'parc fermé' to the Ensign truck at Zandvoort that day, and was amazed by the reception he received from the paddock personel as we treaded-on.

Hey-ho, it's another burp from the days of yore, the like of which we'll never see again...

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:16

Originally posted by Chris Townsend
(...) Italian unknown Sergio Leone (...)

Unknown? :D I always wondered if that was a pseudonym! :confused:

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:06

Salazar run in RT3 in a april 8 1979 in Donington Park

http://www.formula2.net/F379_GB5.htm

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:49

I don't believe that is true. Eliseo ran an old RT1 in the early races, with #39 if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:30

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:27

I don't believe that is true. Eliseo ran an old RT1 in the early races, with #39 if I'm not mistaken.


Post 43 has pics of it on the day.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 16:13

Eliseo Salazar return of Dakar Argentina-Chile 2011 in a Hummer of Robby Gordon Motorsport

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 14:51

Unfortunately the relationship with Gordon may be short-lived. Robby apparently had a wheel bearing failure before the start of Wednesday's timed section and Salazar, following and carrying the spares, drove past him without seeing him and went on to start the stage. As a result Gordon was excluded from the event.

#87 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 17:09

Better he keeps his helmet on...

I'll get my coat.

#88 Project Indy

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 17:16

Some photos of Eliseo Salazar in Chilean "Rally Mobil"

2006 with Hyundai
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2008 with Mitsubishi
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2009 with Mitsubishi

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2010 with Subaru and Mitsubishi

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2011 with Abart 500

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Photos: eliseo.com

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#89 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:17

His cars in rally are often #14. Is this on his request and linked to his #14 when he was with Ensign in F1?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:01

I don't follow Lemons much but how can a driver who drove for some hours not be credited as part of the win (1990) :confused: :confused:

Imagine the uproar to this very day had it been Brundle out and Salazar in.....

#91 Twin Window

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 22:36

He was the fastest qualifier of the car, but didn't drive it in the race. Eliseo was given the 'Autosport Sportsman of the Year' award at the end of that season for giving his seat up to Martin (the award was proposed by Kenneth Acheson). However, had you been anywhere near the TWR area in the paddock at the time, his ire at Walkinshaw's descision was audible...

In front of the media afterwards ESV was the pro he is and duly 'took one for the team' in admirable fashion.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:03

His cars in rally are often #14. Is this on his request and linked to his #14 when he was with Ensign in F1?



#14 its Foyt car 2001 IRL
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:37

He was the fastest qualifier of the car, but didn't drive it in the race.


Ok, the article I read was not correct then, it implied he had been in the car for some hours of the race.

Thank you.


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 21:55

Eliseo Salazar annunced to run in april "Argentinian World Rally Car" with Mini Team Prodrive

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With this race Eliseo close your 38 years of running.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 22:01

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Eliseo Salazar annunced to run in april "Argentinian World Rally Car" with Mini Team Prodrive

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With this race Eliseo close your 38 years of running.


Do you think he means it this time?

#96 Twin Window

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:55

He signed last week and is testing in the UK at the end of the month.

The deal is for Argentina only.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:09

During his F1 and Indy career, Salazar’s driving suit featured a red left shoe, blue right shoe, blue left driving glove and a red right driving glove, while the legs of his suit are red and blue, which reflect the colours of the national flag of his country, Chile.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:35

BTW, Eliseo is racing at the Daytona 24h with a Mühlner Motorsport-Porsche GT3.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 22:56

Salazar in a Posrche 911 Daytona 2013

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#100 Project Indy

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 23:00

During his F1 and Indy career, Salazar’s driving suit featured a red left shoe, blue right shoe, blue left driving glove and a red right driving glove, while the legs of his suit are red and blue, which reflect the colours of the national flag of his country, Chile.

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