First & Second - Same Guy
Posted 21 June 2004 - 21:25
Posted 21 June 2004 - 22:47
1. Dirk Müller / Jörg Müller / Hans-Joachim Stuck / Pedro Lamy (BMW M3 GTR #42)
2. Duncan Huisman / Boris Said / Pedro Lamy / Hans-Joachim Stuck (BMW M3 GTR #43)
This is according to the official results, the press reported Müller/Müller/Stuck as winners and Huisman/Said/Lamy as second placed, so I am not sure whether Stuck drove indeed car #43 and Lamy car #42.
By the way: this was Stuck's third victory after 1970 (first Nürburgring 24 hour race at all) and 1998 - 34 years between first and last victory is a decade more than between Jack Nicklaus' first (1963) and last (1986) victory in the golf Masters tournament!
Posted 22 June 2004 - 06:07
24 hours of Daytona 1968
1. Vic Elford / Jochen Neerpasch / Jo Siffert / Rolf Stommelen / Hans Herrmann (Porsche 907 #54)
2. Jo Siffert / Hans Herrmann (Porsche 907 #52)
Posted 22 June 2004 - 06:45
Posted 22 June 2004 - 19:00
this was the Kyalami 9 Hours 1965 thread, where Nanni Dietrich mentioned this example:
Originally posted by Nanni Dietrich
D-Type, you are correct, in the past some drivers drove more than one car in the same race: I remember in 1979 World Sportscar Championship the Gelo Racing Team's Porsche 935 driven by all the same drivers. For example at Mugello 6 Hours arrived first the 935 of Bob Wollek-Manfred Schurti-John Fitzpatrick, second the 935 of Bob Wollek-Manfred Schurti-Jacky Ickx! The same at Nurburgring, at Dijon-Prenois etc only four drivers for two cars. [/B]
Posted 23 June 2004 - 01:59
Posted 23 June 2004 - 03:04
Moffat's own car was failing in some way (brakes) and it was suggested that he should get into Bond's for the finish of the race. They had cross-entered and all that... but it never happened.
Peter Brock, of course was first and almost last in that race in 1981...
Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:04
Are there other examples of this being the plan from the outset instead of how things developed during the race??
Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:18
Posted 23 June 2004 - 17:49
Originally posted by D-Type
Back in the fifties, the championship was for makes and cars were apparently less reliable. So, where the regulations permitted, it was always the plan to transfer the fastest drivers to other team cars if their own packed up. Maserati in 1956-57 were the ones who did it the most. .
Maybe 'cause they were the most prone to break down ;)