Articles tagged Hermann Hiereth

Page 74 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2010

When Mercedes turned it up to 11

Twenty years ago the marque teamed up with Sauber to produce the C11 – a car that ruled all and influenced a return to F1By Gary Watkins The first pure-bred Mercedes-Benz racer for 35 years. A World Championship winner. The car that gave us Michael Schumacher. The machine that laid the foundation stone of the German manufacturer’s graduation to F1. The Mercedes-Benz C11 can claim all those...

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Cotton On

WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their lucky stars that they had decided, somewhat begrudgingly a year ago, to allow the 'unlimited' fuel consumption controlled cars a year of grace. There are 10 of those, making a half-decent grid of 18...

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Cotton On

Hark these words Sports car racing enthusiasts in Japan, Italy and Britain have now had the chance to see for themselves how very fast and fragile the new 3.5-litre Group C cars are. Many drivers at Le Mans, notably five times winner Derek Bell, have seen at first hand how braking distances are dramatically reduced, and how, in a couple or three seconds, dots in the mirrors become purple, silver...

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Memorable for the Wrong Reason

History has a nasty habit of repeating itself, as the World Championship sports car teams were reminded when they went to Canada. The first and last time Group C was run in Canada, 50 races ago in August 1985, the Jaguar XJR-6 made its debut at Mosport but the occasion was overshadowed by the accident which took the life of Manfred Winkelhock. This year, in September, the Peugeot 905 made its...

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Cotton On

Corporate Cowardice Already hard-pressed for business and profits, the world's airlines are now hit again by the Gulf war crisis. Many major international companies have forbidden their staffs to board international flights, and the first effect of this in motor racing was the absence of Olivetti's Rolando Argentero from Daytona, on the first leg of his contract to time the IMSA series. This...

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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 26 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1991

WSC -- Monza 430 kms

Set for the Season? Jaguar's XJR-14 is by far the fastest car taking part in the Sportscar World Championship, and the Silk Cut team's 1-2 success at Monza on May 5 was well deserved because their problems were minor compared with others. Derek Warwick made two unscheduled pit stops on his way to victory, one to have his windscreen cleaned and another to comply with a stop-go penalty, and in...

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Cotton On

Countdown to the 1991 World Sportscar Championship A new era in sportscar racing opens at Suzuka, Japan on April 14, and a new interest is expected between Silk Cut Jaguar, Mercedes and Peugeot. With luck Walter Brun may have his Judd-powered Brun Gp C car ready, and Franz Konrad is working hard on his Lamborghini-powered contender, though their sights may be set on the European part of the...

Page 23 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1990

Simple Questions

FISA wields a hefty rule-book, accumulated throughout the 20th century by the look of it, and we could almost hear the rustle of pages being turned in the steward's office when Michael Schumacher's Mercedes C11 rolled to a stop near Copse, while qualifying for the BRDC's Silverstone 300-mile race. At 21 years of age, driving in a World Championship race for the first time, he could hardly be...

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WSC -- Suzuka

The Lion Pounces Racing the 905 sports car only for the third time, the Peugeot-Talbot Sport team cruised to a one-lap victory at Suzuka on April 14, the first round of the World Sportscar Championship. Fittingly the reigning World Champion drivers, Mauro Baldi and Jean-Louis Schlesser, took the first two places, the Frenchman having wrung what he could out of the heavily ballasted Mercedes C11...



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