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1991 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1991 FIA Sportscar World Championship season was the 39th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1991 FIA Sportscar World Championship, which was contested over an eight race series from 14 April to 28 October 28, 1991. The series was open to Group C Sportscars, with Category 1 cars complying with new 1991 Group C rules and Category 2 cars running under the pre 1991 regulations. Teo Fabi won the Drivers Championship and Silk Cut Jaguar won the Teams title.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

 
Silk Cut Jaguar won the Teams Championship with Jaguar XJR-14 (above) and XJR-12 models
 
Peugeot Talbot Sport placed second with the 905
 
Team Sauber Mercedes placed third with the Mercedes C11 (above) and C291 models
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1   Fuji Film Cup (430 km) Suzuka Circuit 14 April
2   Trofeo F. Caracciolo (430km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 5 May
3   Castrol BRDC Empire Trophy (430 km) Silverstone Circuit 19 May
4   24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 22 June
23 June
5   ADAC Sportwagen-Weltmeisterschaft (430km) Nürburgring 18 August
6   Championnat du Monde de Voitures de Sport (430 km) Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 15 September
7   Trofeo Hermanos Rodriguez (430 km) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 6 October
8   SWC in Autopolis (430 km) Autopolis 28 October

EntriesEdit

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Team Sauber-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C11
Mercedes-Benz C291
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0 L Turbo V8
Mercedes-Benz M291 3.5 L Flat-12
G 1   Jean-Louis Schlesser All
  Jochen Mass All
  Alain Ferté 4
2   Karl Wendlinger 1–3, 5–8
  Michael Schumacher 1–3, 5–8
31   Karl Wendlinger 4
  Michael Schumacher 4
  Fritz Kreutzpointner 4
32   Jonathan Palmer 4
  Stanley Dickens 4
  Kurt Thiim 4
  Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-14 Jaguar HB 3.5 L V8 G 3   Derek Warwick 1–3, 5–8
  Martin Brundle 1–3
  David Brabham 5–8
4   Teo Fabi 1–3, 5–8
  Martin Brundle 1–2
  Derek Warwick 3
  David Brabham 5–6, 8
Jaguar XJR-12 Jaguar 7.4 L V12 33   Derek Warwick 4
  Andy Wallace 4
  John Nielsen 4
34   Teo Fabi 4
  Bob Wollek 4
  Kenny Acheson 4
35   Davy Jones 4
  Raul Boesel 4
  Michel Ferté 4
  TWR Suntec Jaguar 36   David Leslie 4
  Mauro Martini 4
  Jeff Krosnoff 4
  Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905
Peugeot 905 Evo 1 Bis
Peugeot SA35-A1 3.5 L V10
Peugeot SA35-A2 3.5 L V10
M 5   Philippe Alliot All
  Mauro Baldi All
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 4
6   Keke Rosberg All
  Yannick Dalmas All
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel 4
  Louis Descartes ALD C91
Spice SE89C
Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8
G 7   Philippe de Henning 1–2, 4
  Luigi Taverna 2–4, 6–7
  Patrick Gonin 4, 6–7
  Ranieri Randaccio 5
  Mirko Savoldi 5
ROC 002 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8 37
60
  Pascal Fabre 4, 6
  Bernard Thuner 4, 6
Spice SE89C Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8 39   Michel Maisonneuve 4
  Xavier Lapeyre 4
  Jean-Philippe Grand 4
60   John Sheldon 3
  Mercedes Stermitz 3
  Euro Racing Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8 G 8   Cor Euser All
  Charles Zwolsman 1–2, 4–8
  Richard Piper 3
  Tim Harvey 4
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8 D 40   Lyn St. James 4
  Desiré Wilson 4
  Cathy Muller 4
G 41   Naoki Nagasaka 4
  Hisashi Yokoshima 4
  Kiyoshi Misaki 4
Spice SE88P Ferrari 3.5 L V8 42   Justin Bell 4
  Syunji Kasuya 4
Spice SE89C Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 L V8 43   Jean-Louis Ricci 4
  Olindo Iacobelli 4
  Richard Piper 4
44   John Sheldon 4
  Charles Rickett 4
  Ferdinand de Lesseps 4
45   Nick Adams 4
  Richard Jones 4
  Robin Donovan 4
Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 L V8 61   Henri Pescarolo 6
  Jean-Louis Ricci 6
  Wayne Taylor 8
  Hideshi Matsuda 8
  Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962CK6 Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 Y 11   Manuel Reuter All
  Harri Toivonen 1–6, 8
  JJ Lehto 4
  Tomas Lopez 7
46   Tiff Needell 4
  Gregor Foitek 4
  Tomas Lopez 4
55   Otto Rensing 5
  Mercedes Stermitz 5
  Gregor Foitek 6
  Tomas Lopez 6
  Courage Compétition Porsche 962C
Porsche 962C GTi
Cougar C26S
Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Flat-6 D
G
12   Steven Andskär 1, 8
  George Fouché 1, 8
  François Migault 2–7
  Lionel Robert 2, 4–6
  Marco Brand 3
  Jean-Daniel Raulet 4
  Tomás Saldaña 7
13   Eje Elgh 1, 8
  Paolo Barilla 1, 8
  Michel Trollé 2–3
  Claude Bourbonnais 2–3
  Johnny Dumfries 4
  Anders Olofsson 4
  Thomas Danielsson 4
  Marco Brand 5–6
  Andrea Filippini 5
  Denis Morin 6
  Pascal Robert 7
  Lionel Robert 7
47   Michel Trollé 4
  Marco Brand 4
  Claude Bourbonnais 4
48   Chris Hodgetts 4
  Andrew Hepworth 4
  Thierry Lecerf 4
Porsche 962C D 49   Steven Andskär 4
  George Fouché 4
Porsche Type-935/82 3.0 L Turbo Flat-6 G 50   Jean-Marie Alméras 4
  Jacques Alméras 4
  Pierre de Thoisy 4
  Team Salamin Primagaz Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 G
D
14   Antoine Salamin 1–5
  Max Cohen-Olivar 1–4
  Marcel Tarrès 4
  Pierre Yver 5
  Otto Altenbach 6
  Jürgen Lässig 6
  Bernd Schneider 7
  "John Winter" 7
  Roland Ratzenberger 8
  Eje Elgh 8
51   Otto Altenbach 4
  Jürgen Lässig 4
  Pierre Yver 4
D 52   Roland Ratzenberger 4
  Eje Elgh 4
  Will Hoy 4
53   James Weaver 4
  Hurley Haywood 4
  Wayne Taylor 4
54   Katsunori Iketani 4
  Mercedes Stermitz 4
D
G
59   Jonathan Palmer 3
  Eje Elgh 3
  Jürgen Oppermann 5
  Otto Altenbach 5
  Derek Bell 7
  Gianpiero Moretti 7
  Veneto Equipe Lancia LC2 SP91 Ferrari 308C 3.1 L Turbo V8 D 15   Andrea Filippini 1–2
  Marco Brand 1–2
  Almo Coppelli 4–6
  Luigi Giorgio 4
  Repsol Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C
Brun C91
Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
Judd EV 3.5 L V10
Y 16   Oscar Larrauri 1–3, 5–8
  Bernard Santal 1, 4
  Massimo Sigala 2
  Jésus Pareja 3, 8
  Harald Huysman 4
  Robbie Stirling 4
  Gregor Foitek 5, 7
17   Jésus Pareja 1–2, 4–8
  Massimo Sigala 1, 3, 7
  Walter Brun 2–6
  Oscar Larrauri 4
  Bernard Santal 8
  Mazdaspeed Mazda 787
Mazda 787B
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor D 18   Maurizio Sandro Sala 1–6, 8
  David Kennedy 1, 3–5
  Pierre Dieudonné 2, 6–7
  Stefan Johansson 4
  Yojiro Terada 7–8
55   Volker Weidler 4
  Johnny Herbert 4
  Bertrand Gachot 4
56   Yojiro Terada 4
  Takashi Yorino 4
  Pierre Dieudonné 4
58   Takashi Yorino 1, 8
  Yojiro Terada 1
  David Kennedy 8
  Konrad Motorsport Porsche 962C
Konrad KM-011
Porsche Type-935/82 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
Lamborghini 3512 3.5 L V12
G
Y
21   Franz Konrad 2–8
  Stefan Johansson 2, 5–8
  Tiff Needell 3
  Anthony Reid 4
  Pierre-Alain Lombardi 4
57   Bernd Schneider 4
  Henri Pescarolo 4
  "John Winter" 4
  Harald Becker 5
  Franz Konrad 5
58   Hans-Joachim Stuck 4
  Frank Jelinski 4
  Derek Bell 4
59   Jürgen Barth 4
  Franz Konrad 4
  Toyota Team Tom's Toyota TS010 Toyota RV10 3.5 L V10 G 36   Geoff Lees 8
  Andy Wallace 8

Season resultsEdit

RacesEdit

Rnd Circuit C1 Winning Team C2 Winning Team Results
C1 Winning Drivers C2 Winning Drivers
1 Suzuka   Peugeot Talbot Sport   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Mauro Baldi
  Philippe Alliot
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
2 Monza   Silk Cut Jaguar   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Derek Warwick   Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
3 Silverstone   Silk Cut Jaguar   Team Sauber Mercedes Results
  Derek Warwick
  Teo Fabi
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
4 La Sarthe   Euro Racing   Mazdaspeed Results
  Kiyoshi Misaki
  Hisashi Yokoshima
  Naoki Nagasaki
  Volker Weidler
  Johnny Herbert
  Bertrand Gachot
5 Nürburgring   Silk Cut Jaguar   Porsche Kremer Racing Results
  David Brabham
  Derek Warwick
  Manuel Reuter
  Harri Toivonen
6 Magny-Cours   Peugeot Talbot Sport   Porsche Kremer Racing Results
  Keke Rosberg
  Yannick Dalmas
  Manuel Reuter
  Harri Toivonen
7 Hermanos Rodriguez   Peugeot Talbot Sport   Team Salamin Primagaz Results
  Keke Rosberg
  Yannick Dalmas
  Bernd Schneider
  "John Winter"
8 Autopolis   Team Sauber Mercedes   Courage Compétition Results
  Michael Schumacher
  Karl Wendlinger
  George Fouché
  Steven Andskär

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 [1] to the top 10 finishers in each race, with some exceptions:

  • Drivers had to complete 30% of the race distance and only drive one car in order to score points [1]
  • Teams were only given points for their highest finishing car; any other team cars were merely skipped in the points standings. Points were still awarded to their drivers however.
  • Neither driver nor team scored points if the car did not complete 90% of the winner's distance.

Category 1 and Category 2 cars did not contest their own individual championships and thus were scored together.

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Rnd 6 Rnd 7 Rnd 8 Total
1   Teo Fabi   Silk Cut Jaguar 15 20 12 15 12 12 86
2   Derek Warwick   Silk Cut Jaguar 20 * 10 20 8 6 15 79
3=   Philippe Alliot   Peugeot Talbot Sport 20 3 6 15 15 10 69
3=   Mauro Baldi   Peugeot Talbot Sport 20 3 6 15 15 10 69
5   Cor Euser   Euro Racing 10 10 8 10 10 6 54
6   Charles Zwolsman   Euro Racing 10 10 10 10 6 46
7=   Jochen Mass   Team Sauber Mercedes 15 12 10 8 45
7=   Jean-Louis Schlesser   Team Sauber Mercedes 15 12 10 8 45
9=   Michael Schumacher   Team Sauber Mercedes 15 8 20 43
9=   Karl Wendlinger   Team Sauber Mercedes 15 8 20 43
11   Manuel Reuter   Porsche Kremer Racing 12 8 3 2 12 6 43
12   Harri Toivonen   Porsche Kremer Racing 12 8 3 12 6 41
13=   Keke Rosberg   Peugeot Talbot Sport 20 20 40
13=   Yannick Dalmas   Peugeot Talbot Sport 20 20 40
15   Maurizio Sandro Sala   Mazdaspeed 6 4 6 8 4 3 31
16=   Johnny Herbert   Mazdaspeed 20 20
16=   Volker Weidler   Mazdaspeed 20 20
18   David Brabham   Silk Cut Jaguar 6 12 18
19   David Kennedy   Mazdaspeed 6 8 2 16
20   Jésus Pareja   Repsol Brun Motorsport 4 4 1 4 3 16
21=   Davy Jones   Silk Cut Jaguar 15 15
21=   Raul Boesel   Silk Cut Jaguar 15 15
23   Bernd Schneider   Konrad Motorsport
  Team Salamin Primagaz

12
12
24=   Kenny Acheson   Silk Cut Jaguar 12 12
24=   Bob Wollek   Silk Cut Jaguar 12 12
24=   Martin Brundle   Silk Cut Jaguar 12 12
27=   Steven Andskär   Courage Compétition 8 4 12
27=   George Fouché   Courage Compétition 8 4 12
29   Lionel Robert   Courage Compétition 2 6 4 12
30   Otto Altenbach   Team Salamin Primagaz 10 1 11
31=   Oscar Larrauri   Repsol Brun Motorsport 6 4 1 11
31=   Massimo Sigala   Repsol Brun Motorsport 4 6 1 11
33=   Jürgen Oppermann   Team Salamin Primagaz 10 10
33=   John Nielsen   Silk Cut Jaguar 10 10
35   Pierre Dieudonné   Mazdaspeed 4 4 2 10
36=   Derek Bell   Konrad Motorsport
  Team Salamin Primagaz

8
8
36=   Gianpiero Moretti   Team Salamin Primagaz 8 8
38   Stefan Johansson   Mazdaspeed
  Konrad Motorsport
6

6
39   Walter Brun   Repsol Brun Motorsport 1 4 5
40=   Yojiro Terada   Mazdaspeed 3 2 5
40=   Takashi Yorino   Mazdaspeed 3 2 5
42=   Hans-Joachim Stuck   Konrad Motorsport 4 4
42=   Frank Jelinski   Konrad Motorsport 4 4
42=   Pascal Fabre   Automobiles Louis Descartes
  Courage Compétition

4
4
45=   Paolo Barilla   Courage Compétition 3 3
45=   Otto Rensing   Porsche Kremer Racing 3 3
45=   Eje Elgh   Courage Compétition
  Team Salamin Primagaz
3

3
45=   Tomas López   Porsche Kremer Racing 3 3
45=   Gregor Foitek   Porsche Kremer Racing
  Repsol Brun Motorsport
3

3
50=   Claude Bourbonnais   Courage Compétition 1 2 3
50=   François Migault   Courage Compétition 2 1 3
52=   Antoine Salamin   Team Salamin Primagaz 2 2
52=   Franz Konrad   Konrad Motorsport 2 2
52=   Marco Brand   Veneto Equipe SRL
  Courage Compétition

2
2
52=   Max Cohen-Olivar   Team Salamin Primagaz 2 2
52=   Denis Morin   Courage Compétition 2 2
52=   Harald Becker   Konrad Motorsport 2 2
52=   Michel Trollé   Courage Compétition 2 2
59=   Jürgen Lässig   Team Salamin Primagaz 1 1
59=   Tomas Saldaña   Courage Compétition 1 1

Note

  • 1 - Derek Warwick co-drove the winning car at Silverstone but was not eligible for points.[1]
  • 2 - Bertrand Gachot co-drove the winning car at Le Mans but was not eligible for points due to insufficient distance.[1]
  • 3 - Michael Ferte co-drove the second placed car at Le Mans but was not eligible for points due to insufficient distance.[1]
  • 4 - John Winter co-drove the third placed car at Mexico City but was not eligible for points due to insufficient distance.[1]
  • 5 - The sixth paced Toyota at Autopolis was not eligible for points so positions 7 to 11 were moved up one place for scoring purposes.[1]

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Pos [2] Team [2][3] Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total [2]
1   Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-14
Jaguar XJR-12
Cosworth HB 3.5L V8 (Note 1)
Jaguar 7.4L V12
20

20


15
20

12

6

15

108
2   Peugeot Talbot Sport Peugeot 905
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B
Peugeot SA35 3.5L V10
Peugeot SA35 3.5L V10
20

3

6


20

20

10
79
3   Team Sauber Mercedes Mercedes C291
Mercedes C11
Mercedes M291 3.5L Flat-12
Mercedes M119 5.0L Turbo V8

15

12
15


8
20

70
4   Euro Racing Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8 10 10 8 10 10 6 54
5   Mazdaspeed Mazda 787
Mazda 787B
Mazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor
Mazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor

6
4


20
8

4

2


3
47
6   Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962CK6 Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 12 8 3 2 12 6 43
7   Courage Compétition Porsche 962C
Porsche 962C GTi
Cougar C26S
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
8

2


2


6


2


4
4 28
8   Team Salamin Primagaz Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 2 10 1 12 25
9   Repsol Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C
Brun C91
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Judd EV 3.5L V8
4

6

4

1

4

3

22
10   Konrad Motorsport Porsche 962C
Konrad KM-011
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Lamborghini 3512 3.5L V12
4

2

6

Note

  • 1 - Jaguar's Cosworth HB engines were re-badged to "Jaguar".[4]
  • 2 - The sixth paced Toyota at Autopolis was not eligible for points so positions 7 to 11 were moved up one place for scoring purposes.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h FIA Sportscar World Championship, Seasonal Survey, Autosport, 9 January 1992, page 56
  2. ^ a b c 1991 Sports Car World Championship / Teams (points table), 1992 FIA Yearbook, Red section, page 69
  3. ^ The Teams points table in the 1992 FIA Yearbook uses a shorter name than that shown here for most teams
  4. ^ Janos L Wimpffen, 1991 - Formula One Sport, Time and Two Seats, page 1701

External linksEdit