LAT Archive: the remarkable career of David Richards

From rally co-driver to Prodrive, BAR and Aston... here's the story in pictures of David Richards' incredible rise to the top

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1981 World Rally Championship: Portuguese Rally, 4-7 March. Ari Vatanen and co-driver David Richards on the limit during their title-winning campaign.

1995 World Rally Championship: RAC Rally, Great Britain. Colin McRae and Derek Ringer guide the iconic Subaru Impreza '555' to first position. The team celebrate on the podium winning both drivers' and teams' titles. Team boss Richards celebrates (right).

2000 British Touring Car Championship: Brands Hatch, England. 8-9 April. Alain Menu's Ford Mondeo SuperTourer, built by Richards' company Prodrive, leads team-mate Ricard Rydell and the Vauxhall of Jason Plato. Menu and Prodrive-supported Ford go on to win both driver and constructor championships.

2001 World Rally Championship: Cyprus Rally June 1-3. Richard Burns is on maximum attack on his way to the championship win.

2003 Brazilian Grand Prix: Friday first qualifying at Interlagos, Brazil. 4 April. Jacques Villeneuve, BAR Honda 005, and team boss David Richards talk in the pit garage.

2004 San Marino Grand Prix: Imola, Italy 23-25 April. Jenson Button, BAR Honda 006 leading Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004. Under the leadership of Richards, BAR finish the season second, its best in Formula 1.

2004 Le Mans 24 Hours: Le Mans, France. 12-13 June. Menu/Kox/Enge (Prodrive Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello).

2007 Le Mans 24 Hours: Le Mans, France June 2007. David Brabham/Rickard Rydell/Darren Turner win the GT1 class for the Prodrive-run Aston Martin DBR9 programme, finishing fifth overall.

2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and American Le Mans Series: Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta, Atlanta Georgia. 28 September - 1 October. Adrian Fernandez/Harold Primat/Stefan Mücke share the Aston Martin Racing Lola Coupe B09 60.

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship: Bahrain International Circuit, 17-19 November. Nicki Thiim/Marco Sorensen win the GTE Pro championship for Aston Martin Racing.

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