Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2014 - Jochen Mass

  • 2014 - Jochen MassBorn in Dorfen, near Munich, on 30 September 1946, he began his varied motorsport career in 1968 racing touring cars for Alfa-Romeo and was then a works team driver for Ford between 1970 and 1975. At the same time, he drove in Formula Two (1973) and in Formula One (1973/4 for Surtees; 1975-1977 for McLaren; 1978 for ATS; 1979/80 for Arrows; 1982 for March).
  • With the 1985 German Sportscar Championships and his experience as a Porsche works team driver under his belt, he became a works driver for the Sauber-Mercedes team in 1988. His victory in his first race for the team at the Circuito del Jarama, Spain, was followed by ten more wins in the period up to 1991 - including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1989.
  • Following Sauber-Mercedes' withdrawal from the World Sports Car Championships, Mass switched over to management in 1992 and took charge of a Mercedes-Benz touring car team.