Articles tagged Frank Jelinski

Page 25 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail 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...

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Jaguar's Revenge

Although nobody liked to admit it, Jaguar's defeat at Brno in Czechoslovakia was taken very seriously at Kidlington and in Coventry. There, for the first time in 1988, the British cars had been beaten fair and square by Sauber Mercedes, with no excuses, and fears were raised that the Swiss-German team might raise the level of competition, just as the Electramotive Nissan team has done to Jaguar's...

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World Sportscar Championship: Dijon 480-kms

That magic ingredient What seemed like a formality for the Sauber Mercedes team at Dijon on May 21, and therefore a contest for third place, turned into a splendid success for an underdog Porsche, a Reinhold Joest 962C driven by Bob Wollek and Frank Jelinski. It might seem rather far-fetched to describe a Joest Porsche as an underdog, but it had been almost two years since a product of Weissach...

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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...

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W.S.C. - Norisring — short and sharp

As World Sportscar Championship events go, the Norisring 200 Meilen was unique. Much against the wishes of most entrants for this round of the Drivers' Championship it was run as a single 79-lap race, all over and done with in 67 minutes, and for that afternoon's work Klaus Ludwig collected 20 points, as many as he might have garnered at Le Mans. It's Just as well that OSCAR, the entrants'...

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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...

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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...

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World Sportscar Championship: Norisring Cup

The Phoenix rises Eight hours into the Le Mans 24-Hours the Liqui Moly Porsche was a smoking ruin, almost destroyed by fire after an oil line severed. Nine days later the 962 was rebuilt by the Richard Lloyd/John Britten mechanics and was as good as new, and the point was proved when Jonathan Palmer and Mauro Baldi convincingly won the two-heat Norisring 360km 'sprint' race, beating a top-class...

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WEC: Hermanos Rodriguez 480kms

Schlesser takes all Even Mauro Baldi had to admit it. Jean Louis Schlesser deserved to win the 1989 World Championship for sports car drivers with a record of five wins in eight races, plus a second at Dijon and a third at Brands Hatch. His team, Sauber Mercedes, had a near perfect record of 19 starts (including Le Mans) and 17 finishes, and Mercedes' team director Jochen Neerpasch didn't mind...

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Bellof takes the WEC title

Sandown Park December 2nd The World Endurance Championship title is, inevitably, a poor relation of the top prize in the world of Formula 1 but it is hotly pursued by the leading drivers, especially those in the works Rothmans-Porsche team within whose grasp the title is. Stefan Bellof deposed Jacky Ickx as champion at Sandown Park, Australia, early in December by winning the six-hour event with...

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