Even more than in the first part of our series of interviews, we are touched by the remarks of Georg Bellof on the life of his son Stefan in the second chapter of the big interview: The theme is the record round at the Nordschleife, with which the sports car world champion from 1984 finished in the ADAC final training one year earlier Experts were shocked by the 1000-kilometer race from the Nürburgring: On May 28, Bellof had circumnavigated the Nordschleife, shortened to 20.835 kilometers due to construction work, in an incredible 6: 11.13 minutes. That was equivalent to an average speed of over 200 kilometers per hour - so fast was no driver before and after Stefan Bellof, who wrote history with the Porsche 956 and this legendary performance. A story that also made him a role model for today's racing drivers.
Loyal readers and followers know that we are conducting interviews with witnesses and companions in an effort to maintain the memory of racing driver Stefan Bellof. For example with Bob Tyrrell, Norbert Singer or Hans-Joachim Stuck. The collaboration between the brother of Stefan Bellof, Georg "Goa" Bellof and the team of Stefan Bellof Official works so well and meets with such enthusiastic public interest that we want you to be there when the interviews are conducted and publish them now via Video.
Only the die-hard fans of Formula 1 will remember on the Tyrrell F1 Team. The team started in Formula 1 at the Canadian GP 1970 and retired after the Japanese GP in 1998. In this time Ken Tyrrell and his team has driven 430 races in total, won one constructers worldchampionship (1971) and two driver championships with Jacky Stewart (1971 & 1973). After the season 1998 the team was bought by British American Tabacco (BAR Team), later by Honda and in 2009 by Ross Brawn with Brawn GP. Currently the Mercedes works team built and develop their cars in the old Tyrrell buildings. In 1984, a young german talent came to the team and caused a stir. This readers well known as Stefan Bellof. In the latest Blog of Goa’s memories we remember together with Bob Tyrrell on this great time in Formula 1 history. Ken Tyrrell's son Bob was responsible for the marketing and mentoring of the sponsors in the Tyrrell F1 Team in the 80’s. The Englishman is still a licensee and owner of the brand name Tyrrell. Bob Tyrrell therefore remembers the unforgettable driver from Gießen for Stefan Bellof Official.
The Hockenheimring was the venue for the meeting between Hans-Joachim Stuck and Goa Bellof on 16 September 2017. The two motorsporters used the visit to the race track in Baden-Württemberg, among other things, to entertain themselves in the 1000 kilometer race on the Autodromo Dino Ferrari in Imola on the day, exactly 33 years ago Stuck and Stefan Bellof shared the cockpit of a Porsche 956B used by Brun Motorsport. The race was part of the long-distance World Championship 1984. The car with the chassis number 116 was painted in the colors of the sponsor huntsman. Hans-Joachim Stuck became popular as a driver in the Formula 1 between 1974 and 1979, entered the winning list of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1986 and 1987 and became a German Touring Car Champion on Audi in 1990. Today the native Garmischer uses his decades of experience as President of the German Motor Sports Federation DMSB.
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