1991 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1991 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

59èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1991
Circuit de la Sarthe
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Date: June 22-23 Track Length (m): 13 600
Attendance: 250 000 Pole Position: Jean-Louis Schlesser, Mercedes-Benz, 3:31.27 = 231.741 km/h
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Michael Schumacher, Mercedes-Benz, 3:35.564 = 227.125 km/h
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4922.810
Starters: 38 Average Speed (km/h): 205.333
Classified: 12    

*Class Winners
 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason Out /
Notes
1 1* 55 Mazdaspeed Co Ltd, J
Mazda 787 B
Volker Weidler, D
Johnny Herbert, GB
Bertrand Gachot, B/F/EUR
4708 4rot 2 362  
2 2 35 Silk Cut Jaguar, GB
Jaguar XJR-12
Davy Jones, USA
Raul Boesel, BR
Michel Ferté, F
7400 V12 2 360  
3 3 34 Silk Cut Jaguar, GB
Jaguar XJR-12
Bob Wollek, F
Teo Fabi, I
Kenny Acheson, GB
DNS John Nielsen, DK
7400 V12 2 358  
4 4 33 Silk Cut Jagauar, GB
Jaguar XJR-12
Derek Warwick, GB
John Nielsen, DK
Andy Wallace, GB
DNS Bob Wollek, F
7400 V12 2 356  
5 5 31 Team Sauber Mercedes, CH/D
(Sauber) Mercedes-Benz C11
Karl Wendlinger, A
Michael Schumacher, D
Fritz Kreutzpointner, D
6039
tc
V8 2 355  
6 6 18 Mazdaspeed Co Ltd, J
Mazda 787 B
David Kennedy, IRL
Stefan Johansson, S
Maurizio Sandro Sala, BR
4708 4rot 2 355  
7 7 58 Konrad Motorsport, A
(Joest Porsche Racing, D)
Porsche 962 C
Hans-Joachim Stuck Jnr, D
Derek Bell, GB
Frank Jelinski, D
3643
tc
F6 2 347  
8 8 56 Mazdaspeed Co Ltd, J
Mazda 787
Pierre Dieudonné, B
Takashi Yorino, J
Yojiro Terada, J
4708 4rot 2 346  
9 9 11 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 962 CK6
Manuel Reuter, D
Harri Toivonen, SF
J J Lehto (Jyrki Järvilehto), SF
DNS Gregor Foitek, CH
3643
tc
F6 2 343  
10 10 17 Repsol Brun Motorsport, CH
Porsche 962 C
Oscar 'Popi' Larrauri, RA
Jèsus Pareja Mayo, E
Walter Brun, CH
DNS Massimo Sigala,I
3643
tc
F6 2 338  
11 11 12 Courage Compétition, F
Cougar C26S - Porsche
Francois Migault, F
Lionel Robert, F
Jean-Daniel Raulet, F
3643
tc
F6 2 331  
12 12* 41 Euro Racing
(Team Fedco, J)
Spice SE90C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Kiyoshi Misaki, J
Hisashi Yokoshima, J
Naoki Nagasaka, J
3500 V8 1 326  
                   
13 NC 53 Team Salamin Primagaz, CH
(Team Schuppan, GB/AUS)
Porsche 962 C
Hurley Haywood, USA
James Weaver, GB
Wayne Taylor, ZA
DNS Vern Schuppan, AUS
3643
tc
F6 2 316  
14 NC 47 Courage Compétition, F
Cougar C26S - Porsche
Michel Trollé, F
Claude Bourbonnais, CDN
Marco Brand, I
DNS Paolo Barilla, I
DNS Anders Olofsson, S
3643
tc
F6 2 293  
15 NC 15 Veneto Equipe, I
Lancia LC2 - Ferrari
Luigi Giorgio, I
Almo Copelli, I
DNS Noël del Bello, F
3704
tc
V8 2 111  
16 NC 43 Euro Racing
(PC Automotive, GB)
Spice SE89C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Richard Piper, GB
Olindo Iacobelli, F
Jean-Louis Ricci, F
3500 V8 1 280  
                   
17 DNF 1 Team Sauber Mercedes, CH/D
(Sauber) Mercedes-Benz C11
Jean-Louis Schlesser, F
Jochen Mass, D
Alain Ferté, F
6039
tc
V8 2 319

21h
Engine
18 DNF 49 Courage Compétition, F
(Trust Racing, J)
Porsche 962 C
Steven Andskär, S
George Fouché, ZA
3886
tc
F6 2 316
24h
Transmission
19 DNF 51 Team Salamin Primagaz, CH
(Obermaier)
Porsche 962 C
Jürgen Lässig, D
Pierre Yver, F
DNS ? Otto Altenbach, D
Jürgen Oppermann, D
3886
tc
F6 2 232
16h
Suspension
20 DNF 32 Team Sauber Mercedes, CH/D
(Sauber) Mercedes-Benz C11
Jonathan Palmer, GB
Stanley Dickens, S
Kurt Thiim, DK
6039
tc
V8 2 223
15h
Engine
21 DNF 52 Team Salamin Primagaz, CH
(Team Schuppan, GB/AUS)
Porsche 962 C
Eje Elgh, S
Roland Ratzenberger, A
Will Hoy, GB
3643
tc
F6 2 202
14h
Head gasket
22 DNF 57 Konrad Motorsport, A
(Joest Porsche Racing, D)
Porsche 962 C
"John Winter" (Louis Krages), D
Bernd Schneider, D
Henri Pescarolo, F
DNS Franz Konrad, A
3643
tc
F6 2 197
13h
Overheating
Gearbox ?
23 DNF 36 TWR Suntec Jaguar, GB
Jaguar XJR-12
David Leslie, GB
Mauro Martini, I
Jeff Krosnoff, USA
7400 V12 2 183
17h
Transmission / Input shaft
24 DNF 39 Graff Racing / Louis Descartes, F
Spice SE 89C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Jean-Philippe Grand, F
Michel Maisonneuve, F
Xavier Lapeyre, F
3500 V8 1 163
12h
Engine
25 DNF 16 Repsol Brun Motorsport, CH
Porsche 962 C
Harald Huysman, N
Robbie Stirling, CDN
Bernard Santal, CH
DNS Jesus Pareja Mayo, E
DNS Oscar 'Popi' Larrauri, RA
DNS Walter Brun, CH
3643
tc
F6 2 138
8h
Head gasket
26 DNF 45 Euro Racing
(Chamberlain Engineering, GB)
Spice SE89 C-Cosworth
Nick Adams, GB
Robin Donovan, GB
Richard Jones, GB
3500 V8 1 128
13h
Electrics
27 DNF 14 Team Salamin Primagaz, CH
Porsche 962 C
Antoine Salamin, CH
Max Cohen-Olivar, MOR
Marcel Tarres, F
3886
tc
F6 2 101
8h
Overheating
28 DNF 21 Konrad Motorsport, A
Porsche 962 C
Franz Konrad, A
Anthony Reid, GB
Pierre-Alain Lombardi, CH
3886
tc
F6 2 98
7h
Engine
29 DNF 50 Courage Compétition, F
(Alméras Freres , F)
Porsche 962 C
Jacques Alméras, F
Jean-Marie Alméras, F
Pierre de Thosiy, F
3643
tc
F6 2 86
7h
Accident
30 DNF 44 Euro Racing
(Chamberlain Engineering, GB)
Spice SE 89 C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
John Sheldon, GB
Ferdiand de Lesseps, F
Charles Rickett, GB
DNS Pierre-Alain Lombardi, CH
3500 V8 1 85
12h
Electrics
31 DNF 8 Euro Racing
Spice SE90 C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Cor Euser, NL
Charles Zwolsman, NL
Tim Harvey, GB
3500 V8 1 72
6h
Engine
32 DNF 6 Peugeot Talbot Sport, F
Peugeot 905
Keke Rosberg, SF
Yannick Dalmas, F
Pierre-Henri Raphanel, F
3499 V10 1 68
7h
Gearbox
33 DNF 40 Euro Racing
(A O Racing
Spice SE90 C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Lyn St James, USA
Desiré Wilson, ZA
Cathy Muller, F
DNS Shunji Kasuya, J
3500 V8 1 47
6h
Accident
34 DNF 13 Courage Compétition, F
Cougar C26S - Porsche
Johnny Dumfries (John Colum Crichton-Stuart, Earl of Dumfries), GB
Anders Olofsson, S
Thomas Danielsson, S
DNS Francois Migault, F
DNS Lionel Robert, F
3643
tc
F6 2 45
4h
Engine
35 DNF 37 Louis Descartes, F
(Racing Organisation Course, F)
ROC 002 - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Bernard Thuner, CH
Pascal Fabre, F
3500 V8 1 38
3h
Transmission
36 DNF 5 Peugeot Talbot Sport, F
Peugeot 905
Mauro Baldi, I
Philippe Alliot, F
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
3499 V10 1 22
3h
Engine
37 DNF 46 Porsche Kremer Racing, D
Porsche 962 CK6
Tomas Lopez, MEX
Gregor Foitek, CH
Tiff Needell, GB
3643
tc
F6 2 18
4h
Accident
38 DNF 7 Louis Descartes, F
ALD C 91 - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Philippe de Henning, F
Luigi Taverna, I
Patrick Gonin, F
3500 V8 1 16
6h
Gearbox
                   
39 DNS 59 Konrad Motorsport, A
(Joest Racing, D)
Porsche 962 C
Franz Konrad, A
Jürgen Barth, D
3643
tc
F6 2    
40 DNS 4 Silk Cut Jaguar, GB
Jaguar XJR 14
Theo Fabi, I
Kenny Acheson, GB
Andy Wallace, GB
3500 V8 1   Withdrawn from pole position
41 DQ/
DNS
48 Courage Compétition, F
Cougar C24S - Porsche
Chris Hodgetts, GB
Andrew Hepworth, GB
Thierry Lecerf, F
3643
tc
F6 2   Excluded from race, under-
weight
42 DNS 3 Silk Cut Jaguar, GB
Jaguar XJR-14
Andy Wallace, GB
Derek Warwick, GB
3500 V8 1   Scrutineered, then withdraw
                   
43 DNQ 42 Euro Racing
Classic / TFR
Spice SE88 C - Ferrari
Justin Bell, GB
Shunji Kasuya, J
Franco Scapini, I
3500
tc
V8 2    
44 DNQ 54 Team Salamin Primagaz, CH
(Team Davey, GB)
Porsche 962 C
Nori Iketani, J
Mercedes Stermitz, A
Valentino 'Val' Musetti, GB
DNS Tim Lee-Davey, GB
3643
tc
F6 2    
45 DNQ 2 Team Sauber Mercedes, CH/D
(Sauber) Mercedes-Benz C291
Karl Wendlinger, A
Michael Schumacher, D
Fritz Kreutzpointner, D
DNS Kurt Thiim, DK
3500 V8 1   Withdrawn after 2 qualifying laps
                   
46 DNA 38
or
28
Louis Descartes, F
(Berkely)
Spice SE90 C - Ford Cosworth (DFZ ?)
Ranieri Randaccio, I
"Stingbrace"(Sebastiani), I
Mirko Savoldi, I
3500 V8 1