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PORSCHE 718/2-02

 

The 718 had been designed for the 1.5 litre regulations from 1961 on . There were three Stuttgart works entries for US-American Dan Gurney, Joakim Bonnier from Sweden and former Mercedes driver Hans Herrmann. In 1961 Gurney scored three excellent second places  at French Reims, Italian Monza and Watkins Glen in the USA driving the 718. He finished 4th overall in the drivers`worldchampionship.   For 1962 Porsche presented the much more modern and beautiful looking 804 type. Dan Gurney won the French Grand Prix at Rouen.  Count Carel Godin de Beaufort, a private driver from The Netherlands, drove a Porsche 718 from 1961 to 1964. He sustained a fatal accident during practice for the 1964 German Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring.

 

 

JORDAN FORD 191

 

The original version of this car was presented in a  carbon fibre like black livery  and under the model designation 911 . At it`s first test in Silverstone it was driven by John Watson. The car was the maiden creation of Jordan Grand Prix Ltd. designed by Gary Anderson in cooperation with Andrew Green and Mark Smith to be one of the most beautiful cars in Grand Prix history.  Originally the concept of the car was made around a Judd V8 to switch to a  3.5 litre Ford Cosworth HB customer engine later. The Jordan Ford 191 was raced by five drivers: Andrea de Cesaris, Bertrand Gachot, Roberto Moreno, Alessandro Zanardi and Michael Schumacher, whose impressive  debut  at  Spa in 1991 was the foundation stone of a unique career.

 

 

BMW SAUBER F1.07

 

The F1.07 type, designed by Willi Rampf, was a very reliable car making BMW score the second place in the 2007 constructors`worldchampionship. It was powered by a BMW P86/7 2.4 litre V8 engine. The car is in the typical livery of the Munich based car maker added by the labels of long years lasting Sauber sponsor PETRONAS, an oil group from Malaysia. The Hinwil of Switzerland based team`s regular drivers were Nick Heidfeld from Germany and Poland`s rising star Robert Kubica, who survived an extremely heavy accident at the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix held at Montreal only with minor injuries. For the following United States Grand Prix he was replaced by young Sebastian Vettel becoming the youngest driver finishing in the point rankings so  far.

 

 

TOYOTA TF110

 

Like the first Toyota Grand Prix racing car called TF101, also the TF110 type  was never raced.  The car was designed by Pascal Vasselon for the 2010 Formula One Worldchampionship to be driven by Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. But under the impression of the world financial crises the Toyota board of directors in Japan decided to withdraw their in German Cologne based team, that once had been founded by Ove Andersson (1938 - 2008), from Grand Prix Racing. So the TF110 only once was driven by Kazuki Nakajima on the private roads of the TMG facilities. Hispania Racing, Durango and Serbian businessman Zoran Stefanovic from Stefan GP tried to buy the two TF110s, one in red livery, but all of them failed to do so.

 

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