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1990 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1990 World Sportscar Championship season was the 38th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship racing. It featured the 1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship for Drivers and the 1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship for Teams, both of which were contested over a series for cars running under the FIA's Group C formula. The series ran from 8 April 1990 to 7 October 1990 and was composed of nine races.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1   Fuji Film Cup (480 km) Suzuka Circuit 8 April
2   Trofeo F. Caracciolo (480km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 29 April
3   Shell BRDC Empire Trophy (480 km) Silverstone Circuit 20 May
4   Coupes de Spa (480km) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3 June
5   Coupe de Dijon (480 km) Dijon-Prenois 22 July
6   ADAC Sportwagen Weltmeisterschaft (480km) Nürburgring 19 August
7   Shell Donington Trophy (480 km) Donington Park 2 September
8   Players Ltée Mondial (480 km) Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 23 September
9   Trofeo Hermanos Rodriguez (480 km) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 7 October

EntriesEdit

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Team Sauber-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C9
Mercedes-Benz C11
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0 L Turbo V8 G 1   Jean-Louis Schlesser All
  Mauro Baldi All
2   Jochen Mass All
  Karl Wendlinger 1–2, 4, 8
  Michael Schumacher 3, 5–6, 9
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen 7
  Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-11 Jaguar JV6 3.5 L Turbo V6 G 3   Martin Brundle All
  Alain Ferté 1–7
  Jan Lammers 8–9
4   Andy Wallace All
  Jan Lammers 1–7
  Davy Jones 8–9
  Joest Racing Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
G 6   Jean-Louis Ricci 2, 4–6
  Henri Pescarolo 2, 4–5
  Joest Porsche Racing M 7   Bob Wollek All
  Frank Jelinski All
8   Jonathan Palmer All
  Henri Pescarolo 1
  Tiff Needell 2–3
  Derek Bell 4
  David Hobbs 5
  Hans-Joachim Stuck 6, 8–9
  Michael Bartels 7
M
G
9   "John Winter" All
  Stanley Dickens 1–6
  Henri Pescarolo 7–9
  Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962CK6
Porsche 962C
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 Y 10   Bernd Schneider All
  Hideki Okada 1
  Sarel van der Merwe 2, 4, 6–7
  Steven Andskär 3
  Giovanni Lavaggi 5
  Jürgen Barth 8
  Tomas Lopez 9
Y
D
11   Kunimitsu Takahashi 1
  Kazuo Mogi 1
  Anthony Reid 2–4, 6–7
  Anders Olofsson 2, 4, 7
  Eje Elgh 3, 6
D 19   Anthony Reid 5
  Jürgen Barth 5
  Courage Compétition Porsche 962C
Cougar C24S
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 12   Kenji Takahashi 1
  Will Hoy 1
  Bernard Thuner 2–6, 8
  Costas Los 2–4
  Michel Trollé 5–7, 9
  Denis Morin 8
  Pascal Fabre 9
13   Pascal Fabre All
  Lionel Robert 1, 5–6
  Beppe Gabbiani 2
  Michel Trollé 3–4, 7–9
  Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C GTi Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
G 14   Manuel Reuter All
  Luis Pérez-Sala 1
  James Weaver 2–3, 5
  Steven Andskär 4, 6–8
  Perry McCarthy 9
  Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C
Porsche 962C GTi
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
Y 15   Oscar Larrauri All
  Harald Huysman All
16   Walter Brun All
  Jésus Pareja All
D
Y
17   George Fouché 1
  Steven Andskär 1
  Massimo Sigala 2–4, 9
  Eje Elgh 2
  Bernard Santal 3–9
  Walter Brun 5
  Otto Rensing 6
  Jésus Pareja 8
  Team Davey Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 D 19   Vern Schuppan 1
  Eje Elgh 1
  Fulvio Ballabio 2
  Bruno Giacomelli 2
  Giovanni Lavaggi 3–4
  Tim Lee-Davey 3–4
20   Alfonso Toledano 1–3
  Tim Lee-Davey 1–2, 5, 8
  Fulvio Ballabio 2
  Bruno Giacomelli 2
  Paul Stott 3
  Robin Smith 5
  Val Musetti 7
  Giovanni Lavaggi 7
  Mercedes Stermitz 8
  Bernard Jourdain 9
  Michel Jourdain 9
  Spice Engineering Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8 G 21   Bernard Jourdain 1–2
  Eliseo Salazar 1, 9
  Fermín Vélez 2–5, 8–9
  Bruno Giacomelli 3, 7
  Tim Harvey 4
  Cor Euser 5–6
  Costas Los 6
  Eric van de Poele 7
  Wayne Taylor 8
22   Tim Harvey 1, 3–4, 7
  Bruno Giacomelli 1
  Wayne Taylor 2–3, 5, 8
  Bruno Giacomelli 2
  Fermín Vélez 4, 8
  Eliseo Salazar 5
  Cor Euser 6–7
  Costas Los 6
  Nissan Motorsports International Nissan R89C
Nissan R90CP
Nissan R90CK
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5 L Turbo V8 D 23   Kazuyoshi Hoshino 1
  Andrew Gilbert-Scott 1
  Julian Bailey 2–9
  Kenny Acheson 2–4
  Mark Blundell 5–9
24   Masahiro Hasemi 1
  Anders Olofsson 1
  Gianfranco Brancatelli 2–9
  Mark Blundell 2–4
  Kenny Acheson 5–9
Y 25   Takao Wada 1
  Kenny Acheson 1
  Obermaier Racing Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 26   Harald Grohs All
  Jürgen Oppermann 1–4, 6
  Pierre Yver 5
  Otto Altenbach 7–9
27   Otto Altenbach All
  Jürgen Lässig 1–4, 6, 8
  Harald Grohs 5, 7, 9
  Chamberlain Engineering Spice SE89C
British Barn BB90R
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8
Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8
G 28   Cor Euser 1–4
  Fermín Vélez 1
  Mario Hytten 2–4
  Nick Adams 5–8
  Charles Zwolsman 5–6, 8
  Richard Piper 6
  Will Hoy 7
  Alfonso Toledano 9
  Bernard Thuner 9
D
G
29   Tunehisa Asai 1
  Jirou Yoneyama 1
  Nick Adams 2–4
  Charles Zwolsman 2, 4, 8–9
  Richard Piper 3, 8–9
  Philippe de Henning 5
  John Williams 5
  Bernard Thuner 7
  Robbie Stirling 7
  GP Motorsport Spice SE90C
Spice SE87C
Spice SE89C
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8
Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8
D 30   Philippe de Henning 1–4
  David Hobbs 1
  Will Hoy 2
  Jari Nurminen 3–5, 7
  Quirin Bovy 4
  Beppe Gabbiani 5–8
  Richard Jones 6
  Andrew Hepworth 8
  Tom Hessert 9
  Enrique Contreras 9
31   Dudley Wood 3
  Pasquale Barberio 3
  Richard Piper 7
  David Youles 7
  Konrad Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 32   Franz Konrad All
  Jean-Louis Ricci 1
  Almo Coppelli 2
  Harri Toivonen 3–9
BF 33   Raul Boesel 2, 6
  Derek Bell 3
  Henri Pescarolo 3
  Jochen Dauer 5
  Bobby Unser 5
  Equipe Alméras Frères Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 Y
G
34   Tiff Needell 1
  Derek Bell 1
  Jacques Alméras 2–6, 8–9
  Jean-Marie Alméras 2, 4–6, 8–9
  Louis Descartes ALD C289 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3 L V8 D 35   François Migault 1–8
  Louis Descartes 1
  Denis Morin 2–4
  Gérard Tremblay 5
  François Wettling 6–7
  Luigi Taverna 8
  Toyota Team Tom's Toyota 89C-V
Toyota 90C-V
Toyota R36V 3.6 L Turbo V8 B 36   Geoff Lees 1–3
  Hitoshi Ogawa 1
  Aguri Suzuki 2
  John Watson 3–4
  Johnny Dumfries 4–9
  Roberto Ravaglia 5–9
37   Johnny Dumfries 1–3
  Aguri Suzuki 1, 4
  Roberto Ravaglia 2
  Hitoshi Ogawa 3, 6
  Geoff Lees 4–9
  John Watson 5, 7–9
D 38   Roland Ratzenberger 1
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel 1
  Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 B
G
39   Volker Weidler 1
  Akihiko Nakaya 1
  Antoine Salamin 2–9
  Luigi Taverna 2–5
  Max Cohen-Olivar 6–9
  The Berkeley Team London Spice SE89C Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8 G 40   Ranieri Randaccio 1–8
  Stefano Sebastiani 1, 3–5, 7, 9
  Pasquale Barberio 2, 6, 8–9
  Alba Formula Team Alba AR20 Subaru 1235 3.5 L Flat-12
Buick 4.5 L V6
G 41   Marco Brand 1–4, 6–7
  Gianfranco Brancatelli 1
  Fabio Mancini 2, 4
  "Gianfranco" 6–7
  Giorgio Francia 8–9
  François Migault 9
  Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905 Peugeot SA35-A1 3.5 L V10 M 44   Keke Rosberg 7–8
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 7–8

Season resultsEdit

Teams' Championship points were awarded to the top 6 placed cars in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1, with the following exceptions:

  • Teams were only awarded points for their highest finishing car; any other team cars were merely skipped in the points standings.
  • Teams were not awarded points if the car did not complete 75% of the winner's distance.

Drivers' Championship points were awarded to the top 6 placed cars in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1, with the following exceptions:

  • Drivers failing to drive the car at least 30% of the laps in a race were not awarded points.
  • Drivers were not awarded points if the car did not complete 75% of the winner's distance.

RacesEdit

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
2 Monza   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
3 Silverstone   Silk Cut Jaguar Results
  Martin Brundle
  Alain Ferté
4 Spa-Francorchamps   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jochen Mass
  Karl Wendlinger
5 Dijon-Prenois   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
6 Nürburgring   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
7 Donington   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
8 Gilles Villeneuve   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
9 Hermanos Rodriguez   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Jochen Mass
  Michael Schumacher

† - Race failed to cover 75% of planned distance, half points were awarded.

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1   Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9
Mercedes-Benz C11
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
9


9

9

9

9

9

4.5

9
67.5
2   Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-11 Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6 4 9 6 3 4 4 30
3   Nissan Motorsports Intl. Nissan R89C
Nissan R90CP
Nissan R90CK
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
4




4


4


2


3


3


6
26
4   Spice Engineering Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8 1 4 3 1 4 13
5   Joest Porsche Racing Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 2 3 1 0.5 2 8.5
6   Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962C
Porsche 962CK6
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
2


2

1.5
5.5
7   Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 1 1 2 4
8   Toyota Team Tom's Toyota 89C-V
Toyota 90C-V
Toyota R36V 3.6L Turbo V8
Toyota R36V 3.6L Turbo V8

3
3
9   Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C GTi Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 1 2 3

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1=   Jean-Louis Schlesser   Team Sauber Mercedes 9 9 9 9 9 4.5 49.5
1=   Mauro Baldi   Team Sauber Mercedes 9 9 9 9 9 4.5 49.5
3   Jochen Mass   Team Sauber Mercedes 6 6 9 6 6 6 9 48
4   Andy Wallace   Silk Cut Jaguar 3 6 6 3 3 4 25
5=   Michael Schumacher   Team Sauber Mercedes 6 6 9 21
5=   Karl Wendlinger   Team Sauber Mercedes 6 6 9 21
7   Jan Lammers   Silk Cut Jaguar 3 6 6 3 3 21
8   Martin Brundle   Silk Cut Jaguar 4 9 2 4 19
9   Julian Bailey   Nissan Motorsports Intl. 4 4 1 3 6 18
10   Mark Blundell   Nissan Motorsports Intl. 4 2 1 3 6 16
11   Kenny Acheson   Nissan Motorsports Intl. 4 3 1 3 11
12   Alain Ferté   Silk Cut Jaguar 4 2 4 10
13=   Bob Wollek   Joest Porsche Racing 2 3 1 0.5 1 7.5
13=   Frank Jelinski   Joest Porsche Racing 2 3 1 0.5 1 7.5
15=   Fermín Vélez   Chamberlain Engineering
  Spice Engineering

4

3
7
15=   Tim Harvey   Spice Engineering 3 4 7
17   Heinz-Harald Frentzen   Team Sauber Mercedes 6 6
18   Bruno Giacomelli   Spice Engineering
  Team Davey
4

2

6
19   Gianfranco Brancatelli   Nissan Motorsports Intl.
  Alba Racing Team
3

3

6
20=   Anders Olofsson   Nissan Motorsports Intl.
  Porsche Kremer Racing
4

4
20=   Cor Euser   Chamberlain Engineering
  Spice Engineering

4
4
20=   Masahiro Hasemi   Nissan Motorsports Intl. 4 4
20=   Davy Jones   Silk Cut Jaguar 4 4
24   Oscar Larrauri   Brun Motorsport 1 1 2 4
25   Bernd Schneider   Porsche Kremer Racing 2 1.5 3.5
26=   Geoff Lees   Toyota Team Tom's 3 3
26=   Hitoshi Ogawa   Toyota Team Tom's 3 3
28=   Manuel Reuter   Richard Lloyd Racing 1 2 3
28=   Eric van de Poele   Spice Engineering 1 2 3
28=   Steven Andskär   Brun Motorsport
  Porsche Kremer Racing
  Richard Lloyd Racing
2


1
3
31=   Jonathan Palmer   Joest Porsche Racing 2 2
31=   Hans-Joachim Stuck   Joest Porsche Racing 2 2
31=   Kunimitsu Takahashi   Porsche Kremer Racing 2 2
31=   Kazuo Mogi   Porsche Kremer Racing 2 2
35   Wayne Taylor   Spice Engineering 1 1 2
36=   Harald Huysman   Brun Motorsport 1 1
36=   Eliseo Salazar   Spice Engineering 1 1

See alsoEdit

1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race for Group C Sports Prototypes which did not count towards the 1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship.

External linksEdit