Articles tagged Leo Ress

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...

Page 22 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1991

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...

Page 32 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1991

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...

Page 10 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1993

Preview

A foregone conclusion for Prost? - or will Schumacher spring a major surprise? Has there ever been a season in which there has been so much uncertainty even before the racing begins? Back in 1990, of course, Ayrton Senna was the bete noire of F1 after his outburst against FISA following the exclusion from victory in the Japanese GP that he always believed cost him that year's World Championship....

Page 21 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1991

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 18 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1991

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...

Page 18 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1990

Under Scrutiny - Sauber-Mercedes

Bow is Drawn for Silver Arrows Five new Group C cars, model Mercedes C11, will be built at Peter Sauber's headquarters in Hinwil, Zurich in the coming weeks in preparation for a serious programme to retain the World Sports-Prototype Championship. In October, when the flag falls in Mexico, they'll all be museum pieces superceded by the 3½-litre Mercedes C291. There's a new Mercedes racing...

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