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#1 nigel5

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 19:33

I am a great Fan of Jean-Louis Schlesser.

I have got a lot of pictures of his only F1 race at Monza 1988, even if he drove a March-Ford during the RoC in 1983.

I am looking for pictures and informations about all his F1 tests.
I only know that he was “test driver” of Williams - Honda / Judd / Renault, between 1986 and 1989.
I know that he did test in 1989 with a Williams-Renault on the old Ostereichring, and that he drove, one time, a Larrousse Lamborghini in 1989, and a Sauber in 1992.

So, if anyone possess informations and PICtures of these tests, I would be happy.

Best regards.

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#2 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 20:52

Here is one of Jean-Louis behind the wheel of an Sauber C12 during testing in '92.

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#3 Rediscoveryx

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 21:24

Thanks for the pic, I'd never seen that before :up:

#4 nigel5

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 21:55

Thanks a lot Rainer :smoking: :smoking: :smoking:

But, do you know the circuit where this test took place ?

#5 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 22:35

I am not 100% sure but a possibility is the little French track at Lurcy Levis.

#6 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 23:17

Jean-Louis also drove a RAM in the non championship Race of the Champions at Brands Hatch 1983.

Among the many makes he test-drove, there also were Spirit (1984 ?) and often Ligier.

#7 Ralliart

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 07:47

): Schlesser was among the most vocal of drivers condemning the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans and after the race in 1989, it was "castrated". Guess he had the ear(s) of fellow Frenchman, JM Balestre. For me, that race has never had the same alure.

#8 barrykm

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 08:26

Further confirmation the F1 cars were a lot prettier 10 years ago..!

#9 nigel5

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 20:13

Rainer,

after ten days, I finaly find an article which says that the Sauber team organise the first test of the C12 in 1992 at Lurcy Levis.

Congratulation Rainier :clap: :clap: :clap: , the pic of Jean-Louis was really taken at Lurcy Levis.

#10 Felix Muelas

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 21:06

Originally posted by Jimmy Piget
Jean-Louis also drove a RAM in the non championship Race of the Champions at Brands Hatch 1983.

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