Marco Werner is starting in several classes at Bosch Hockenheim Historic. The three-time Le Mans winner will launch some Lotus vehicles together with ChromeCars. Werner starts with a Lotus 22 from 1963 in the FIA Lurani Formula Junior. This class has had a full starter field for years. In training, the maximum of 44 vehicles will be trained and 37 cars will be at the start for the race. A full starter field has guaranteed spectators plenty of action for years.
In the Raceclub Germany, a demo run in which different formula vehicles are presented, Marco Werner will alternately move two different Lotus Formula 1 vehicles. The highlight here for the spectators will be Jim Clark’s Lotus 49, with which the Scotsman took his last Grand Prix victory in Kyalami in 1968, before losing his life in the Formula 2 race at the Hockenheimring weeks later. Marco Werner will also be driving a Lotus 81 that was driven by Nigel Mansell, Elio de Angelis and Mario Andretti in the early 1980s. Werner will compete at the Historique Grand Prix in Monaco with the Lotus 81 and Britec Motorsports in early May.
Another car that is closely associated with Jim Clark and is launched by ChromeCars in Hockenheim at the FHR’s “A Gentle Drivers Trophy” is a Lotus 30 sports car. The two-seater sports car is spectacularly powered by a Ford V8 engine.
Last year Marco Werner won both races for the Can Am series with a McLaren M8F in Hockenheim. The double winner will be in the Can Am series again this year and try to repeat the success of the previous year. All vehicles are used by Britec Motorsports. The team from Unna, spoiled by success, is at the start in Hockenheim with over ten vehicles.
“This year I’m particularly looking forward to the Jim Clark Revival,” said Marco Werner. “It is also something special for us to launch several vehicles that are closely linked to the history of Jim Clark. I think that’s a little homage to Jim Clark and something special for the spectators at Bosch Hockenheim Historic to see these vehicles driving. It will be a somewhat exhausting weekend for me, but I know how to enjoy and appreciate being able to drive these special cars. You don’t often have such opportunities as a racing driver to be able to immerse yourself in the history of Lotus and Jim Clark”.