Articles tagged Volker Weidler

Page 42 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1988

A Brazilian Proving a Point

Roberto the racehorse had a successful career, capped by a 1972 Derby success with assistance from Lester Piggott. For Roberto the racing driver, life has yet to scale such happy peaks, even though — by rights — it ought to have done a long time ago. The Roberto in question was born into the Moreno family 28 years ago, and was offered a Formula One chance by Lotus as long ago as 1982, when an...

Page 18 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Nürburgring 1000kms

First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell having dominated proceedings with the help of Henri Pescarolo. Though the results reveal that Rothmans-Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar lost all their cars it wasn't a hollow victory, for in dreadful...

Page 16 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1987

World Sportscar Championship: Jarama Cup and Jerez 1000km

Jaguars reign in Spain A winter of intensive development on the Silk Cut Jaguar Group C cars paid off with two fine victories in the opening rounds of the World Sports Championship at Jarama and Jerez late in March. John Watson and Jan Lammers won the first, their XJR-8 beating the Derek Bell/Hans Stuck Rothmans-Porsche 962C by 1.6sec at the end of the 360km `sprint', and a week later Eddie...

Page 36 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1992

History lesson

The first Le Mans 24 Hours took place in 1923, and this year the 60th edition will be run. The race was not held in 1936 due to strikes, nor between 1940 and 1948. Two chicanes were introduced to the ligne droit des Hunoudieres, better known to the British as the Mulsanne Straight, in 1990, slightly increasing the circuit length to 13.60 kilometres (8.45 miles). Maximum speeds were reduced, from...

Page 28 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1988

World Sportscar Championship: Fuji 1000kms

Brundle's day Martin Brundle took a sabbatical from Formula One racing in order to win the World Sports-Prototype Championship for Drivers, and the ambition was realised at Fuji on October 9 when he and Eddie Cheever won the Japanese 1000km in their Jaguar XJR-9. Brundle's season began with a rousing victory in the Daytona 24-Hours, and he continued to win five World Championship events (of ten...

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SWC In Jeopardy ... Again

It would be interesting to know what was going on in the mind of M Michel Cosson, president of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, when he sat beside FISA president Max Mosley at the annual Le Mans conference on June 19. The style of the Friday press meeting had changed dramatically, from the Punch and Judy knockabout conducted by Jean-Marie Balestre (a performance that had the captive audience...

Page 103 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, March 2011

At home in a racing Arena

He’s focused on the BTCC these days, but Mike Earle’s varied motor sport career stretches back over half a century By day with Mike Earle begins with a fried egg sandwich, conjured up from the pristine workshops below his office at at Arena International in Littlehampton. "You won't get this at McLaren," he says. "It's the crumbs, you see, the crumbs on the carpet." This exchange sets the tone...

Page 64 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 1989

British Grand Prix: Preview

The main attraction It is in the middle of July that Silverstone becomes the mecca for many tens of thousands of British motor racing fans, for this is the only occasion each year when the current Formula One cars and drivers can be seen racing in this country. The weekend is about more than just one race, however. Although the Grand Prix is the main event there are at least a dozen other...

Page 34 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1992

Never Mind The Quantity

The Le Mans 24 Hours was, after all, a success if measured as a sporting event, though a financial failure for the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Next year's race will not be submitted to FISA for the Sportscar World Championship, and since Jean-Marie Balestre (president of the FIA and of the French Federation) has done a complete backflip and given the ACO his support, it seems unlikely that FISA...

Page 27 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1986

F3000 - International Trophy

At last years Daily Express International Trophy, the first-ever F3000 race, the 110% rule was waived to boost the grid to 17 starters. Seventeen was a fairly typical field throughout 1985 and though a total of 33 drivers raced in the formula, there were only six driver-car combinations which contested every round and these finally occupied the top six places in the Championship. Silverstone on...

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