1991 World Sportscar Championship season

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1991 World Sportscar Championship season
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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.

Schedule[edit]

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 Japan Fujifilm Cup (430 km) Suzuka Circuit 14 April
2 Italy Trofeo Caracciola (430km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 5 May
3 United Kingdom Castrol BRDC Empire Trophy (430 km) Silverstone Circuit 19 May
4 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 22 June
23 June
5 Germany ADAC Sportwagen WM (430km) Nürburgring 18 August
6 France 430 km Magny-Cours Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 15 September
7 Mexico Trofeo Mexico (430 km) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 6 October
8 Japan SWC in Autopolis (430 km) Autopolis 28 October

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

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

Points system[edit]

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 Championship[edit]

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

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

8
8
36= Italy Gianpiero Moretti Switzerland Team Salamin Primagaz 8 8
38 Sweden Stefan Johansson Japan Mazdaspeed
Austria Konrad Motorsport
6

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

4
4
45= Italy Paolo Barilla France Courage Compétition 3 3
45= Germany Otto Rensing Germany Porsche Kremer Racing 3 3
45= Sweden Eje Elgh France Courage Compétition
Switzerland Team Salamin Primagaz
3

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

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

2
2
52= Morocco Max Cohen-Olivar Switzerland Team Salamin Primagaz 2 2
52= France Denis Morin France Courage Compétition 2 2
52= Germany Harald Becker Austria Konrad Motorsport 2 2
52= France Michel Trollé France Courage Compétition 2 2
59= Germany Jürgen Lässig Switzerland Team Salamin Primagaz 1 1
59= Spain Tomas Saldaña France 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 Championship[edit]

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 United Kingdom 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 France 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 Germany 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 Netherlands Euro Racing Spice SE90C Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8 10 10 8 10 10 6 54
5 Japan 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 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962CK6 Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 12 8 3 2 12 6 43
7 France 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 Switzerland Team Salamin Primagaz Porsche 962C Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 2 10 1 12 25
9 Switzerland 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 Austria 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]

References[edit]

  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

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