Articles tagged Peter Sauber

Page 153 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 153, June 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

Sydney's opera horse Problems with a 4wd Ferguson trigger memories of bygone engineering complexity Late on the Saturday night at Goodwood’s ‘72’ meeting, I was walking through the paddock when I happened upon a perplexed little group huddled over the fabulous four-wheel-drive Ferguson P99. Owner/driver Stuart Rolt explained that its Climax engine had subsided into silence on his first practice...

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Lunch with... Johnny Herbert

After his horrific crash at Brands, Johnny used humour to get through the pain and carry on racing. But he’s not bitter about what might have been – he just wants to come back in the next life as Schuey! By Simon Taylor Think of Johnny Herbert and you think of the ever-cheerful, cheeky little guy from Romford, whose irreverent humour and constant teasing brought welcome relief to the increasingly...

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Righting a wrong

Le Mans and Silverstone wins may not elude the C11 for much longer The Mercedes-Benz C11 could finally avenge its two most notable defeats in 2010, albeit in the historic Group C Racing series. The championship for Group C and IMSA GTP cars will visit both Silverstone and Le Mans next year, and C11-89-00 will be on the grid. Three-time Thoroughbred Grand Prix title winner Bob Berridge bought the...

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...

Page 31 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1988

Cotton On....

Whither Mercedes? If anyone is wondering how serious is Mercedes' involvement in motor racing today, they should note the reaction of the firm's public relations manager, Bernd Harling, when I speculated that, "if Mercedes wins at Le Mans next year . . . ". He cut me short: "When Mercedes wins at Le Mans next year!" From that source, I thought I should take serious note. Harling is a member of...

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

Under Scrutiny - Brun Technic

The Underdog Walter Brun, 1986 World Team Champion in sports car racing, will forsake Porsche in the year ahead and start the season as he means to go on, in a new car bearing his own name. The Brun, to be powered by a 3½ litre Judd EV V8 engine, is on course for testing and development well before the season opens in Suzuka. It is being constructed in Brun Motorsport's workshop in Stans,...

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Fifteen minutes of fame: Fuel speed ahead

EMKA: Le Mans 24 hours - June 15-16, 1985 Porsche blitzed Lancia by taking the first five places,but for a short while both were headed by a privateer car designed and built in Surrey. Gary Watkins explains There waswas only one built and it did just six races in a stop-start career spanning three years, but the EMKA really did achieve its 15 minutes of fame. For that was how long, give or take...

Page 4 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, July 1989

Matters of moment

France their England Le Mans has an atmosphere all of its own, largely, it must be said, because of the British fans who have been faithfully going there over the years, and more so in the last few years because of the presence of the Silk Cut Jaguar team. The enthusiasts' excitement, knowledgeable banter and particular brand of charm pervades not just the 24 hours, but the whole week leading up...

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A whiff of success

Aftershave sponsorship landed single-seat specialist Chip Ganassi a drive for Sauber at Le Mans in 1987 – but it soon evaporated… By Gary Watkins Chip Ganassi wasn’t an obvious candidate for a pseudo-factory drive at the Le Mans 24 Hours. After all, the 29-year-old American, then sitting on the sidelines after six part-seasons of Indy Car racing, had only a handful of sports car races under his...

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Fears Of A Clown

One of the old guard who should move over for youth, or the finest unfulfilled talent of his generation? Mark Skewis takes a look at Johnny Herbert's F1 career. Of the ridiculously small percentage of racing drivers who make it to Formula One, precious few ever win a Grand Prix: fewer still get to achieve that feat in front of their home crowd. Which was why, when Johnny Herbert crossed the...

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