Articles tagged Volker Weidler

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The Scream that got the Cat

Does the sound of the Shrill rotary engine haunt Tom Walkinshaw? Mazda's 1991 defeat of the overweight Jaguars and fragile Sauber-Mercedes was a classic. Adam Cooper saw it all The finish of Le Mans is always a great occasion, but this one is special. The little greenand-orange Mazda has humiliated the mighty Sauber-Mercedes and Jaguar teams, not to mention ambitious newcomers Peugeot. Until now...

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Endangered species

The risk of dusting off this irreplaceable Le Mans winner for a 20th anniversary test run terrified the men at Mazda. But their fear couldn’t quench the fun for our lucky driver By Sam Hancock If I tell you not to think of an elephant, what do you do? If I then repeat myself and suggest – this time more sternly – that you really ought not to think of a giant grey elephant with its long trunk,...

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Formula 3000

A bang and a whimper The European Formula 3000 Championship concluded with both a bang and a whimper. The bang thankfully bore no relation to the thumping accidents which blighted the mid-season races at Monza, Enna, Brands Hatch and Birmingham, but was indicative of some top-quality, cut-and-thrust racing of the type that has made F3000 stand out since its inception as the world's most...

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Leading Entries

Peugeot: Three 905 bis models, V10 engines, 3.5 litres. Drivers include Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas, Philippe Alliot, Mauro Baldi, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Mark Blundell, Eric van de Poele, Alain Ferte and Karl Wendlinger. Toyota Team TOM'S:Three TS010 models, V10 engines, 3.5 litres. Drivers include Geoff Lees, Hitoshi Ogawa, Jan Lammers, Andy Wallace, Teo Fabi, Kenneth Acheson, Pierre-Henri...

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World Sportscar Championship: Silverstone 1000kms

Home win With three consecutive victories to its credit, the Silk Cut Jaguar team went to Silverstone determined to repeat last year's maiden success, but a little afraid too that its luck might run out on home ground. The outcome, though, was a comprehensive whitewash of the works Porsche team, and Jaguar's first 1-2 result in Group C. Eddie Cheever and Raul Boesel beat Jan Lammers and John...

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Finishing on a High Note

Jaguar finished the 1987 World Sports Prototype Championship with a splendid one-two victory at Fuji, following up the double success at Spa-Francorchamps two weeks previously. John Watson and Jan Lammers finished less than a minute ahead of Raul Boesel and Johnny Dumfries, with BLR's Porsche 962 three laps behind. Although outgunned in qualifying, where a turbocharger is a vital asset for the...

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World Sportscar Championship: Le Mans 24-hrs

Jaguar bid fails The Porsche factory was down to its last car after an hour of racing at Le Mans but that one, driven by Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and AI Holbert, was enough to write some new pages in the record books. Bell won the race for the fifth time (now second only to Jacky Ickx's record of six victories), Holbert for the third time, and Stuck for the second time. It was Porsche's twelfth Le...

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