Jan Lammers

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Jan Lammers
Jan Lammers of Hope Racing's Oreca Swiss HY Tech Hybrid (cropped).jpg
Jan Lammers at the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours Drivers' Parade
Born (1956-06-02) 2 June 1956 (age 57)
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality  Dutch
Active years 1979 – 1982, 1992
Teams Shadow, ATS, Ensign, Theodore and March
Races 41 (23 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1979 Argentine Grand Prix
Last race 1992 Australian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1983 – 1984, 1987 – 1990, 1992 – 1993, 1998 – 2008, 2011
Teams Richard Lloyd Racing, GTi Engineering, Tom Walkinshaw Racing, Toyota Team Tom's, Racing for Holland, Hope Racing
Best finish 1st (1988)
Class wins 1 (1988)

Johannes "Jan" Lammers, (born 2 June 1956 in Zandvoort), is a racing driver and team principal from the Netherlands.

In 1979, Lammers made his debut in Formula One driving Shadow and moved to ATS for 1980. He moved to Ensign mid-way through the season but rejoined ATS for four races in 1981. He joined Theodore for 1982. Ten years later he returned to Formula One for the final two races of the 1992 season.

He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988 and later participated in the race with his own team Racing for Holland. He was also the seatholder of the Dutch A1 Grand Prix team.

Early years[edit]

Lammers grew up as a kid washing cars at a sliding school in Zandvoort. As a 12-year old he started to show customers how to slide safely, encouraged by sliding school owner and racing driver Rob Slotemaker who quickly recognized Lammers's talent. When he was 16 years old, he started his first race at the local racing track. In the following years he starred in Dutch touring car and Formula Ford races before moving up to European Formula 3 in 1977. He did not get good results with his Hawke and for his second season he joined Racing Team Holland run by Alan Docking.[1] The other drivers of the team were fellow future Formula 1 driver Huub Rothengatter and later Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendijk. It was a successful move as Lammers won the 1978 European Formula 3 Championship after a close battle with Swede Anders Olofsson.[2]

Career[edit]

Formula One and CART[edit]

Lammers began his Formula One career with Shadow in 1979 with Elio de Angelis as his teammate. He did not have a great debut as de Angelis was the team's number one driver. His best result was a ninth place in Canada.

Jan Lammers driving the Theodore TY02 at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1982

In 1980 he moved to Günther Schmidt's ATS team. In the first three races he failed to qualify but in Long Beach he qualified a very strong fourth. This would be the highlight of his F1 career. Later that year he moved to the Ensign Team but there he only managed to qualify three times. In 1981 he returned to ATS but only raced the first four races of the year. For 1982, he moved to Theodore but his season was something of a disaster. He did manage to start in his home race. He scored no championship points during his F1 career.

In 1985 and 1986, Lammers made 10 CART World Series starts for four different teams. His best finish was fifth at Laguna Seca Raceway in 1985 for Forsythe Racing. He was entered and practiced for the 1986 Indianapolis 500 in a Mike Curb entry, but did not make a qualifying attempt. He finished 26th and 22nd in points in his two seasons, respectively. After that he turned his attention to sports car racing.

Le Mans[edit]

In 1988, Lammers, together with Andy Wallace and Johnny Dumfries, won the Le Mans with the Silk Cut Jaguar/TWR team. Lammers drove 13 out of the 24 hours, and beat the Porsche team who had remained unbeaten since 1981. Lammers and the team managed to finish first despite a broken gearbox. It was the first victory for Jaguar since 1957.

For this feat, Jan Lammers received the title Honorary Member of the BRDC, a title rarely awarded to non-British residents. Enzo Ferrari and Juan Manuel Fangio have also received the award.

In 1990 Lammers won the 24 Hours of Daytona driving a Jaguar XJR-12 along with Davy Jones and Andy Wallace.

Lammers returned to Le Mans in 2011 with Hope Racing in the LMP1 category.

Return to Formula One[edit]

In 1992, Lammers made a two-race comeback in Formula One for March, in Japan and Australia. These races marked his first Formula One appearance since 1982, which is the longest gap between successive Grands Prix in the history of Formula One. He was signed for the team in 1993 alongside French driver Jean-Marc Gounon but the team went bankrupt before the season started.[3]

BTCC[edit]

In 1994 Lammers teamed up with TWR again to race in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) driving the Volvo 850 estate.

Team principal[edit]

In 1999 Jan Lammers started his own Sportcar team, Racing for Holland. He raced in the FIA Sportscar Championship together with his teammate and pupil Val Hillebrand. In 2002 and 2003 he earned the FIA Awards for his world championships in the Sportscar series.

Since 2005 Jan Lammers has run the Dutch A1 Grandprix team for the A1 Grand Prix series, with drivers including Jos Verstappen (2005/6) and Jeroen Bleekemolen and Renger van der Zande(2006/7).

Lammers participated in all three Grand Prix Masters events. A seventh place in the Qatar race was his best result.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1979 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN9 Ford 3.0 V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
14
RSA
Ret
USW
Ret
ESP
12
BEL
10
MON
DNQ
FRA
18
GBR
11
GER
10
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
DNQ
CAN
9
USA
DNQ
NC 0
1980 Team ATS ATS D3 Ford 3.0 V8 ARG
DNQ
BRA
DNQ
RSA
DNQ
NC 0
ATS D4 USW
Ret
BEL
12
MON
NC
Unipart Racing Team Ensign N180 Ford 3.0 V8 FRA
DNQ
GBR
DNQ
GER
14
AUT
DNQ
NED
DNQ
ITA
DNQ
CAN
12
USA
Ret
1981 Team ATS ATS D4 Ford 3.0 V8 USW
Ret
BRA
DNQ
ARG
12
NC 0
ATS HGS SMR
DNQ
BEL MON ESP FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN CPL
1982 Theodore Racing Team Theodore TY02 Ford 3.0 V8 RSA
BRA
USW
SMR
BEL
DNQ
MON
DNQ
DET
DNQ
CAN
NED
Ret
GBR
DNQ
FRA
DNQ
GER
AUT
SUI
ITA
CPL
NC 0
1992 March F1 March CG911 Ilmor 2175A 3.5 V10 RSA
MEX
BRA
ESP
SMR
MON
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN
Ret
AUS
12
NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1983 United Kingdom Canon Racing
United Kingdom GTi Engineering
United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
United Kingdom Richard Lloyd
Porsche 956 C 339 8th 8th
1984 United Kingdom GTi Engineering United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Porsche 956 C1 239 DNF DNF
1987 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United States Eddie Cheever
Brazil Raul Boesel
Jaguar XJR-8LM C1 325 5th 5th
1988 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 394 1st 1st
1989 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
France Patrick Tambay
United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott
Jaguar XJR-9LM C1 380 4th 4th
1990 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Austria Franz Konrad
Jaguar XJR-12 C1 355 2nd 2nd
1992 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Italy Teo Fabi
Toyota TS010 C1 331 8th 5th
1993 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II
Toyota TS010 C1 353 8th 5th
1996 France Courage Compétition United States Mario Andretti
United Kingdom Derek Warwick
Courage C36-Porsche LMP1 315 13th 3rd
1997 United Kingdom GT1 Lotus Racing Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Germany Alexander Grau
Lotus Elise GT1 GT1 121 DNF DNF
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
France Érik Comas
Italy Andrea Montermini
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 342 6th 6th
1999 Germany Konrad Motorsport
Netherlands Talkline Racing for Holland
Netherlands Peter Kox
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Lola B98/10-Ford LMP 213 DNF DNF
2000 Germany Konrad Motorsport
Netherlands Racing for Holland
Netherlands Tom Coronel
Netherlands Peter Kox
Lola B2K/10-Ford LMP900 38 DNF DNF
2001 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Donny Crevels
Belgium Val Hillebrand
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 156 DNF DNF
2002 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Tom Coronel
Netherlands Val Hillebrand
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 351 9th 8th
2003 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands John Bosch
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 360 6th 4th
2004 Netherlands Racing for Holland United States Chris Dyson
Japan Katsutomo Kaneishi
Dome S101-Judd LMP1 341 7th 6th
2005 Netherlands Racing for Holland United States Elton Julian
Netherlands John Bosch
Dome S101-Judd LMP1 346 7th 5th
2006 Netherlands Racing for Holland Malaysia Alex Yoong
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Dome S101Hb-Judd LMP1 182 DNF DNF
2007 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Netherlands David Hart
Dome S101.5-Judd LMP1 305 25th 8th
2008 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System
United States Team Cytosport
United States Greg Pickett
Germany Klaus Graf
Lola B07/17-Judd LMP1 146 DNF DNF
2011 Switzerland Hope Racing Switzerland Steve Zacchia
Denmark Casper Elgaard
Oreca 01-Swiss HyTech LMP1 115 DNF DNF

PPG Indycar Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1985 AMI Racing March 85C Ford Cosworth DFX LBH
INDY
MIL
POR
16
MEA
12
CLE
DNS
MCH
ROA
POC
MDO
SAN
MCH
26th 11
Forsythe Racing Lola T900 LAG
5
PHX
20
MIA
13
1986 Curb-Agajanian Racing Eagle 86GC Ford Cosworth DFX PHX
9
LBH
14
INDY
DNQ
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
TOR
MCH
POC
MDO
SAN
MCH
ROA
22nd 13
Machinists Union Racing LAG
8
PHX
23
MIA
9

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1986 Jordan Racing SIL
VAL
PAU
SPA
IMO
MUG
PER
ZEL
BIR
BUG
11
JAR
NC 0
1993 Il Barone Rampante DON
9
SIL
9
PAU
10
PER
4
HOC
7
NÜR
Ret
SPA
MAG
NOG
15th 3
1995 Vortex Motorsport SIL
11
CAT
10
PAU
10
PER
HOC
SPA
EST
MAG
NC 0

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Pts
1994 Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 SE/GLT THR
1

Ret
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

16
SNE
1

11
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

16
OUL
1

13
DON
1

14
DON
2

15
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

16
SIL
1

12
KNO
1

NC
KNO
2

12
OUL
1

7
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

5
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

17
DON
1

13
DON
2

16
15th 18

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loopbaan 1977-1978 - Internationale doorbraak een feit.". JanLammers.com. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Historie". Racing Team Holland. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Jan Lammers — Biography". F1rejects.com. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Piercarlo Ghinzani
European Formula Three Champion
1978
Succeeded by
Alain Prost
Preceded by
Joël Gouhier
Coupe d'Europe Renault 5 Turbo Champion
1983-1984
Succeeded by
Oscar Larrauri
Preceded by
Derek Bell
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Al Holbert
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1988 with:
Johnny Dumfries
Andy Wallace
Succeeded by
Jochen Mass
Manuel Reuter
Stanley Dickens
Preceded by
Marco Zadra
FIA Sportscar Championship Champion
2002 with:
Val Hillebrand
Succeeded by
Jan Lammers
John Bosch
Preceded by
Jan Lammers
Val Hillebrand
FIA Sportscar Championship Champion
2003 with:
John Bosch
Succeeded by
None