1990 World Sportscar Championship season

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1990 World Sportscar Championship season
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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.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Japan Fujifilm Cup (480 km) Suzuka Circuit 8 April
2 Italy Trofeo Caracciolo (480km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 29 April
3 United Kingdom British Empire Trophy (480 km) Silverstone Circuit 20 May
4 Belgium Coupes de Spa (480km) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3 June
5 France 480 km Dijon Dijon-Prenois 22 July
6 Germany ADAC Sportwagen WM (480km) Nürburgring 19 August
7 United Kingdom Shell Donington Trophy (480 km) Donington Park 2 September
8 Canada Mondial Players Ltd. (480 km) Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 23 September
9 Mexico Trofeo Hermanos Rodriguez (480 km) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 7 October

Season results[edit]

Teams' Championship points were awarded for 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 for 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.

Races[edit]

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

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

Teams Championship[edit]

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


9

9

9

9

9

4.5

9
67.5
2 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-11 Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6 4 9 6 3 4 4 30
3 Japan 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 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8 1 4 3 1 4 13
5 Germany Joest Porsche Racing Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 2 3 1 0.5 2 8.5
6 Germany 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 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 1 1 2 4
8 Japan 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 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C GTi Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 1 2 3

Drivers Championship[edit]

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

4

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

2

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

3

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

4
20= Netherlands Cor Euser United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering
United Kingdom Spice Engineering

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


1
3
31= United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Germany Joest Porsche Racing 2 2
31= Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Germany Joest Porsche Racing 2 2
31= Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Germany Porsche Kremer Racing 2 2
31= Japan Kazuo Mogi Germany Porsche Kremer Racing 2 2
35 South Africa Wayne Taylor United Kingdom Spice Engineering 1 1 2
36= Norway Harald Huysman Switzerland Brun Motorsport 1 1
36= Chile Eliseo Salazar United Kingdom Spice Engineering 1 1

See also[edit]

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

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