Articles tagged Tim Lee-Davey

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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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...

Page 25 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, December 1989

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...

Page 8 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1989

World Sportscar Championship

Sandown Park 360kms Southern stars One defeat doesn't end a war, but the Silk Cut Jaguar team went down badly at Sandown Park, Melbourne on November 20, trounced by AEG Sauber Mercedes. The two dark blue cars crossed the line five seconds apart at the end of the 360 kilometre 'sprint' event, with the Martin Brundle/Eddie Cheever XJR close to being lapped, and Jan Lammers/Johnny Dumfries one lap...

Page 33 of November 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, November 1989

World Sportscar Championship: Spa 480kms

Half a crown Half a litre of fuel, or the lack of it, was all that prevented Jean-Louis Schlesser from leaving Spa as the World Champion sportscar driver. Perhaps due to a minor mishap in the Sauber Mercedes pit, the Parisian set off for the last part of the race with the tank not quite filled, and this led to the team's first retirement of the 1989 season. Bad luck for Schlesser, but the best...

Page 20 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1990

Confidence Restored

It was like a dream come true for the entire Silk Cut Jaguar team as the two XJR-11s swept to victory at Silverstone on May 20th. It was 19 months since the last success, at Fuji in October 1988, and the first with the new turbocharged cars that were so troublesome in their first year. Martin Brundle and Alain Ferte took the flag a lap ahead of Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace, and so maintained...

Page 54 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1989

Le Mans 24hrs: preview

Equipes et pilotes Only a provisional list of Le Mans entries, without any confirmed drivers, was available at the time of going to press, and some of the race numbers had yet to be allocated. Traditionally this is a time for wishful thinking for some teams (though these dreams have to be backed up by a hefty non-returnable entry fee), but Mike Cotton and Ian Briggs speculate as to which machines...

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 20 of January 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1988

Sportscars: Kyalami sprint

Last gasp Racing on the 4.1-kilometre Kyalami track near Johannesburg for the last time, Jochen Mass won the non-championship Yellow Pages Sportscar Sprint on November 28 in the Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C, sponsored for the event by Rothmans. The first of two heats was won by Bob Wollek in Reinhold Joest's Camel-sponsored Porsche 962C, but his engine died on the pace lap preceding the...

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Group C Sportscars

Kyalami 360 kms Joest ahead. Defying a boycott imposed by the French government, Bob Wollek drove his Joest Racing Porsche 962C to a fine victory at the new Kyalami circuit on November 26. He beat his team-mate Klaus Ludwig by 0.8 sec in the first 180 kilometre event, a race in which the two Joest drivers exchanged the lead nine times, but the second heat was run at a much higher speed, and after...

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