Articles tagged Charly Lamm

Page 16 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1999

Le Mans 1999

After the most talked-about race for years, Andrew Frankel laments that a flying circus distracted attention away from BMW's win, and predicts new players in this ever-enthralling arena. I can't remember ever before feeling sorry for the team that won Le Mans, but as I left the track this year, my heart went out to Gerhard Berger, Charly Lamm, the drivers, engineers and mechanics of BMW's works...

Page 40 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1988

Touring cars review: British and European championships

Battles Won, Wars Lost Despite the FISA axe hanging menacingly over its international future, Group A touring car racing has put on a good show this year both at home and abroad. Though the domination of their respective classes by Ford, BMW and Toyota remained unbroken, and individual race results all too predictable, championships could still be contested right down to the wire . . . The man...

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Sebring 12 hours

Half as long, twice as tough They say if you can last 12 hours at Sebring, doing 24 at Le Mans is no problem. Perhaps this is why it remains one of the three greatest sports car races on Earth. Andrew Frankel experiences the ultimate Le Mans rehearsal There is something magical about Sebring. It's not the magic that floats in the air around Spa or Monza. The magic about this converted airfield is...

Page 79 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, May 2004

What a shocker!

The one that got away: JJ Lehto, 1999 Le Mans 24 hours He'd won before. He was happy with team, car and co-drivers. He was leading. But it all changed instantly, he tells Adam Cooper "In 1998, I did a season of CART, and for '99 there was a chance that I'd stay in Arnerica -- and do Le Mans for BMW. But it all turned around and I ended up doing a full season of sportscars with BMW. "I knew the...

Page 32 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1994

Sensible season

I was ready. I wasn't going to be caught out. I'd heard all about it, the backhanders, the back biting more moves than the Kasparov/Short epic, they said. I bought a brand new notebook, sharpened my pencil, and waited by the 'phone for the inevitable cacophony of calls. . . Nothing. And lots of it. And I was so looking forward to silly season; it was not something I had come across in three years...

Page 36 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1993

Purely Teutonic

There are those who remain unconvinced by front-wheel drive's suitability for competition use, and this lobby has a strong case at the moment – the Auto Trader British Touring Car Championship. The Schnitzer BMW 3I8is of Steve Soper and Jo Winkelhock are currently lording it over Britain's premier racing series with four wins from five races. A pattern has developed. The fwd cars are able to...

Page 40 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1993

At the hop

The BMWs of Joachim Winkelhock and Steve Soper would squat down and catapult off the line as the lights flashed green. They would breeze past their front-wheel drive rivals, who would be consumed by wheelspin or, worse still, too much grip. Thus, weight transfer under acceleration was a vital factor in this year's hugely popular Auto Trader British Touring Car Championship; it mattered not where...

Page 25 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1996

The Speed Merchant of Venice

The saloon car driver of the '80s has something to prove in the '90s. Can Roberto Ravaglia meet the challenge of the BTCC head on? Paul Fearnley talks to the only man ever to be officially crowned the World Touring Car Champion Roberto Ravaglia collects touring car titles like Rupert Murdoch does media outlets. In the second half of the 1980s the Venetian was the undisputed saloon car king,...

Page 87 of June 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, June 2013

Pack of aces

Audi's track warriors pick personal highlights from one of the biggest success stories in modern racingwriter Rob Widdows Pause for thought. The years, even the decades, fly by in a blur of snapshots, memories, facts and figures. But if you take a few moments to reflect on the years between 1999 and today, a remarkable sports car story unfolds. This is a tale of success that has made Audi one of...

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