Articles tagged Roger Silman

Page 58, January 2013

Purple Reign

Jaguar's sports car with a Formula 1 heart blazed a trail, then burned out within one season. but the XJR-14 was a 'game changer'. the impact of the last great racing Big Cat caused tremors that still echo today. By Gary Watkins The engine note didn't waver. Not one iota. And the team hanging over the pitwall to catch a glimpse of their new creation's first flying lap thought there was a problem...

Page 10, September 2000

Red, white and blue

There were two red, white and blue cars in the World Sports-Prototype Championship paddock at Dijon-Prenois in May, both prepared in high-tech laboratories, but similarities seemed to end there. The Nissan R89C, designed and built by Eric Broadley, was obviously a state-of-the-art Group C car powered by Nissan, one of the world's leading motor companies, and would soon be an outright winner. What...

Page 21, April 1986

Derek Warwick - Life after Formula One...

"What I'm trying to do at the moment is to come to terms with the fact that there is life after Formula 1. I'm managing to get myself really fired up with a lot of enthusiasm for this new Jaguar WSC project, but every so often the realisation that I'm probably not going to be in a Grand Prix car this year hits me hard. That I won't be at Rio on March 23rd. At the end of the day this is hard to...

Page 70, March 1988

Book reviews

Carrera Pan-Americana "Mexico" by Adriano Cimarosti. 381pp. 111/2" x 91/2" (Automobilia International Publishing Group, 4 Viale Monte Santo, Milano, Italy. Available from Chater & Scott and similar specialist bookshops. £74.95). This is something that has never been done before, the history of the short-lived but memorable "Mexican Road Race". Probably second only to the famed Italian Mille...

Page 8, January 1989

World Sportscar Championship

Sandown Park 360kms Southern stars One defeat doesn't end a war, but the Silk Cut Jaguar team went down badly at Sandown Park, Melbourne on November 20, trounced by AEG Sauber Mercedes. The two dark blue cars crossed the line five seconds apart at the end of the 360 kilometre 'sprint' event, with the Martin Brundle/Eddie Cheever XJR close to being lapped, and Jan Lammers/Johnny Dumfries one lap...

Page 74, March 2010

Porridge with... Robin Herd

This man was one of the straightest guys in F1. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling?By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago when, to almost universal cynicism, March suddenly appeared on the scene....

Page 28, December 1991

Autopolis 430 km

Plaudits all round Peter Sauber, nice man that he is, shed a few tears. Dr Hermann Hiereth, the man responsible for Mercedes racing engines, looked dumbstruck. The virus that had plagued and destroyed the flat-12 engines on an hourly basis since August just cleared up and went away, simple as that! Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger drove the race that they and the C291 have long deserved and...

Page 32, October 1988

World Sportscar Championship: Nurburgring 1000kms

Sauber makes Jaguar wait The AEG Sauber-Mercedes driven by Jean-Louis Schlesser and Jochen Mass took an excellent victory at the Nurburgring on the first weekend in September, leaving Martin Brundle and Eddie Cheever in second place in their Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9. But it was still almost a formality for the British team to win the World Sports-Prototype Championship for the second year in...

Page 36, June 1988

Part Two: On the Circuit

Spectators' guide The 1988 World Sports-Prototype Championship reaches its zenith at Le Mans on June 11-12 when, for the first time in twelve months, the Silk Cut Jaguar, AEG Sauber Mercedes and factory Porsche teams meet on level terms. Jaguar is expected to run no fewer than five cars, and a 'rugby fifteen' of drivers, in the most impressive works assault since Renault's in 1978. Porsche failed...

Page 18, May 1989

World Sportscar Championship: Suzuka 480kms

The old order changeth . . "Do you remember the 'Silver Arrows' finished their debut race at Reims in 1954 with a 1-2 victory?." Dr Hermann Hierath, Mercedes' Group C technical project manager, put that to Peter Sauber when Jean-Louis Schlesser and Kenny Acheson crossed the finishing line at Suzuka six seconds apart, and the Swiss constructor hurried to the back of the garage to dry his eyes!...

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