Articles tagged Walter Lechner

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 86, May 2014

This charming man

A gutsy, talented racer whose story is rarely told, Roland Ratzenberger died while trying to qualify an uncompetitive car for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. More than just fast, he also oozed personalityWriter: Adam Cooper During a break between sessions at the 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, I bumped into event rookie Roland Ratzenberger in the back of the paddock. A pal since his Formula Ford days, he’...

Page 38, November 2000

One move too many

Stefan Bellof was the greatest lost talent of his generation. He had time and skill on his side and a Ferrari contract in his pocket. But he couldn't stop himself, says Mark Hughes "When he joined the factory Porsche team it was funny. All the other drivers were... not old, but about the age that seemed to be correct for factory drivers. Then he came in like a hurricane, this young guy, and just...

Page 18, October 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Nürburgring 1000kms

First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell having dominated proceedings with the help of Henri Pescarolo. Though the results reveal that Rothmans-Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar lost all their cars it wasn't a hollow victory, for in dreadful...

Page 20, January 1988

Sportscars: Kyalami sprint

Last gasp Racing on the 4.1-kilometre Kyalami track near Johannesburg for the last time, Jochen Mass won the non-championship Yellow Pages Sportscar Sprint on November 28 in the Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C, sponsored for the event by Rothmans. The first of two heats was won by Bob Wollek in Reinhold Joest's Camel-sponsored Porsche 962C, but his engine died on the pace lap preceding the...

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