Articles tagged Manuel Reuter

Page 76, March 2011

Lunch with... Alex Wurz

Tall men are not meant to make top racing drivers, yet he had a busy 12-year career as F1 racer and tester. Now his heart is set on a third Le Mans winBy Simon Taylor Alex Wurz looks like Hollywood’s idea of a racing driver: alert, clear-eyed, charming yet steely, wiry and very fit. And tall. But, as we know, in real life the most successful racing drivers tend to be little guys. It’s not just...

Page 83, January 2010

Lunch with... Jochen Mass

Not many racing drivers have mixed competing in Grands Prix with sailing trips across the Atlantic. And that’s before you factor in this laid-back German’s sports car successesBy Simon Taylor For most of 2009, a quarter of the drivers on the Grand Prix grids were from Germany. And, thanks to the long reign of Michael Schumacher, that country is statistically one of the more successful in Formula...

Page 4, August 1993

The month in Motor Sport

June 16: Having passed scrutineering at Le Mans, the Jaguar X122005 are declared illegal after it is observed that they are running without catalysts. After some discussion. TWR appeals and the cars are allowed to run pending the outcome. 16: Shortly after setting what was to be the Le Mans pole time, Philippe Alliot crashes his Peugeot. Although the car is initially declared to be a write-off,...

Page 25, October 1990

Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

Page 14, April 1990

WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 27, September 1990

Omnipotence Reigns!

It was predictable, really, that the Sauber Mercedes team would return to Dijon-Prenois in a determined mood. Last year's result was the one blot on the team's record sheet, and that was motive enough. Then, Sauber had the luxury of developing and testing the C11 right through June, when all the rival teams were preparing for Le Mans and recovering from the ordeal. The result? Mercedes' third 1-2...

Page 24, July 1990

Karl learns his lesson

Karl Wendlinger completed his initial apprenticeship to Mercedes' WS-PC team by sharing the laurels at Spa with tutor Jochen Mass. At the age of 21, the Austrian is the youngest winner of a World Championship race since Ricardo Rodriguez drove a Ferrari to victory in the Targa Florio in 1962, and Wendlinger certainly showed a fine blend of skill and maturity as he dealt with a distant challenge...

Page 38, October 1991

Nürburgring 430 km

Derek's Day In the three months between the Silverstone 430 km race in May and the ADAC's Nürburgring event on August 17, Mercedes and Peugeot made great efforts to close the gap between themselves and Jaguar. In terms of lap times they were quite successful, narrowing a four second per lap chasm to less than one second, but their reliability factor hadn't improved at all. The two purple Silk Cut...

Page 18, May 1990

Precision Timing

With a chilling precision, Mercedes took control of the Suzuka 480 Kms race in Japan and repeated last year's 1-2 result. Jean-Louis Schlesser and Mauro Baldi won the race, just as they did last year in the same C9 model, with Jochen Mass and his young Austrian protégé Karl Wendlinger 42 seconds behind. Geoff Lees started from pole position again, in the Tom's Toyota, so a casual observer might...

Page 94, February 2013

Lunch with... Oliver Gavin

He accepted that he wouldn't make it to F1 early on, but since then he's claimed five ALMS titles and four class victories at Le Mans By Simon Taylor Formula 1 is naturally the summit of every young driver's ambition, the goal that spurs him on to scale each successive rung of the ladder. When his early efforts go well, when the pundits' plaudits start to include prognostications of future...

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