When Peter Sauber started using Mercedes V8 engines in his Group C sports cars in 1985 the result was World Championship wins in 1989 and 1990. Utterly dominant, the three-pointed star of Mercedes beat the TWR Jaguars and Nissans, and introduced a certain M Schumacher into the factory team in 1990.
This book features interviews with many of the personalities who raced with the Sauber-Mercedes team, including Jochen Mass, Mauro Baldi, Kenny Acheson, David Price, Bobby Bell and Leo Ress. A host of magnificent colour photographs backs up the history and development of the cars. Also included is a chassis-by-chassis history of each individual car.
A study of the design and development of the Sauber-Mercedes: the Mercedes Group C Cars of the late ’80s
Their racing history and success
The development of the twin turbocharged Mercedes V8 engine
The development of the 3-litre flat 12 engine for the C291
Mercedes decision to use the program as a promotional tool for selling their street cars
Every car’s history included in an appendix
Interviews with many of the great racing personalities of the era
Interview with the designer, Leo Ress
Foreword by Jochen Mass
Great colour pictures that capture this golden era in Group C racing