Photos of Didier Cottaz's cars

Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans18.6.1995
1212 - Courage C41 GM #002 - Courage CompétitionCourage C41 #002 - Chevrolet V8 5000 cc N/ALMP1
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Eric van de Poele (B)/Olivier Beretta (MC)/Matjaz Tomlje (SLO)
preliminary session only:
Franck Lagorce (F), Patrick Lemarié (F); listed, never drove: Eric Bernard (F), Lionel Robert (F), Didier Cottaz (F), Henri Pescarolo (F)
Result: did not qualify (DQ: underweight)
Grid: (3:48.480) - 52nd fastest qualifier
Colours: silver/red/dark blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 17/04/2003Photo by courtesy of: Hervé Lévy
Monza 4 Hours4 Ore GT di Monza24.3.1996
99 - McLaren F1 GTR #11R - Franck Muller WatchMcLaren F1 GTR #11R - BMW S70/2GTR V12/60° 4v DOHC 6064 cc N/AGT1
Franck Muller WatchClosed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: /Jean-Denis Delétraz (CH)/Fabien Giroix (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: 2nd
Grid: 19th (1:50.358)
Colours: white
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 04/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: Maurizio Beretta
Jarama 4 HoursGran Premio Repsol Resistencia GT Del Jarama14.4.1996
99 - McLaren F1 GTR #11R - Franck Muller WatchMcLaren F1 GTR #11R - BMW S70/2GTR V12/60° 4v DOHC 6064 cc N/AGT1
Franck Muller WatchClosed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: /Jean-Denis Delétraz (CH)/Fabien Giroix (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: 4th
Grid: 5th (1:30.971)
Colours: white
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 04/10/2007Photo by courtesy of: Fernando Doménech
Prequalifying Le MansEssais Préqualificatifs 24 Heures du Mans28.4.1996
33 - Courage C36 Porsche #011 - Courage CompetitionCourage C36 #011 - Porsche Type 935/76 F6 4v 4xDOHC 2994 cc Twin-TurboLMP1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jérôme Policand (F)
listed, never drove:
Didier Cottaz (F)
Result: 16th
Colours: black/white (+blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 28/11/2002Photo by courtesy of: Jean-Michel Lefebvre
Silverstone 4 HoursKodak British Empire Trophy Silverstone12.5.1996
99 - McLaren F1 GTR #11R - Franck Muller WatchMcLaren F1 GTR #11R - BMW S70/2GTR V12/60° 4v DOHC 6064 cc N/AGT1
Franck Muller WatchClosed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: /Jean-Denis Delétraz (CH)/Fabien Giroix (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 11th (1:48.733)
Colours: orange/black
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 13/04/2007Photo by courtesy of: Justin Harrington
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans16.6.1996
33 - Courage C36 Porsche #011 - Courage CompétitionCourage C36 #011 - Porsche Type 935/76 F6 4v 4xDOHC 2994 cc Twin-TurboLMP1
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)/Philippe Alliot (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 3rd (3:46.792) - 2nd fastest qualifier
Colours: black/white (+blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 02/06/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
Le Mans 4 HoursCoupes d'Automne ACO22.9.1996
11 - Courage C36 Porsche - ACO/BretagneCourage C36 # - Porsche Type 935/76 F6 4v 4xDOHC 2994 cc Twin-TurboLMP1
ACO/Bretagne (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)Result: 6th - Heat 1: 12th ; Heat 2: winner
Grid: 5th (1:38.450)
Colours: black/white (+blue)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 20/05/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
Daytona 24 HoursRolex 24 at Daytona2.2.1997
99 - Courage C41 Chevrolet - Courage CompetitionCourage C41 - Chevrolet WSC
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Fredrik Ekblom (S)/Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)
preliminary session only:
Xavier Pompidou (F), Michele Alboreto (I), Christophe Bouchut (F)
Result: 80th - did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 11th (1:47.992)
Colours: dark blue/silver
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 04/03/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
Prequalifying Le MansEssais Préqualificatifs 24 Heures du Mans4.5.1997
1313 - Courage C41 Porsche #005 - Courage CompétitionCourage C41 #005 - Porsche F6 TurboLMP875
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)Result: 9th
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 30/05/2012Photo by courtesy of: Jean-Charles Colombier
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans15.6.1997
1313 - Courage C41 Porsche #005 - Courage CompétitionCourage C41 #005 - Porsche 935/82 F6 3000 cc TurboLMP
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)/Marc Goossens (B)Result: 4th
Grid: 5th (3:47.662) - 13th fastest qualifier
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 02/06/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
International Sports Racing Series Donington6.7.1997
44 - Courage C36 Porsche #010 - Courage CompetitionCourage C36 #010 - Porsche F6 4v 4xDOHC 3000 cc Twin-TurboSR1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)Result: 3rd
Grid: 5th (1:29.245)
Colours: white (+blue/red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 02/06/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
International Sports Racing Series Zolder23rd European Historic Grand Prix3.8.1997
44 - Courage C41 Porsche - Courage CompetitionCourage C41 # - Porsche F6 3000 cc TurboSR1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jérôme Policand (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: 2nd
Grid: 1st (1:45.794)
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 21/03/2014Photo by courtesy of: Norbert Vogel and Yves Vandersmissen
Le Mans 4 HoursCoupes d'Automne ACO21.9.1997
22 - Courage C41 Porsche - Courage CompetitionCourage C41 # - Porsche F6 2994 cc TurboLMP1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)Result: winner - Heat 1: winner ; Heat 2: winner
Grid: 2nd (1:36.569)
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 24/10/2015Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand and Gérard Rouxel
International Sports Racing Series JaramaGran Premio Repsol Sport Prototipos9.11.1997
44 - Courage C41 Porsche - Courage CompetitionCourage C41 # - Porsche F6 3000 cc TurboSR1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jérôme Policand (F)Result: winner
Grid: 1st (1:28.622)
Colours: white/blue (+red)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 05/02/2013Photo by courtesy of: Fernando Doménech
Prequalifying Le MansEssais Préqualificatifs 24 Heures du Mans3.5.1998
1313 - Courage C51 Nissan #002 - Courage CompetitionCourage C51 #002 - Nissan VRH 35Z V8 3000 cc TurboLMP1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Jean-Philippe Belloc (F)/Patrice Gay (F)Result: 14th
Colours: white
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 22/02/2009Photo by courtesy of: Philippe Hubert
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans7.6.1998
1313 - Courage C51 Nissan #002 - Courage CompétitionCourage C51 #002 - Nissan VRH 35Z V8 3000 cc TurboLMP1
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Marc Goossens (B)/Jean-Philippe Belloc (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)
preliminary session only:
Patrice Gay (F)
Result: did not finish (Gear lever)
Grid: 16th (3:43.471)
Colours: white
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 02/06/2003Photo by courtesy of: Jeremy Jackson
International Sports Racing Series Le MansLes Coupes d'Automne19.9.1998
2121 - Courage C41 Porsche - Promotion RacingCourage C41 # - Porsche F6 3000 cc TurboSR1
Promotion Racing (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Franck Fréon (F)/Didier André (F)
listed, never drove:
Didier Cottaz (F)
Result: 4th
Grid: 9th (1:42.367)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 12/08/2002Photo by courtesy of: Jean-Michel Lefebvre
Prequalifying Le MansEssais Préqualificatifs 24 Heures du Mans2.5.1999
2121 - Courage C52 Nissan #02 - Nissan MotorsportsCourage C52 #02 - Nissan V8 3500 cc TurboLMP
Nissan Motorsports (J)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Fredrik Ekblom (S)/Marc Goossens (B)Result: 23rd
Colours: blue
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 07/10/2002Photo by courtesy of: Daniele Menini
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans13.6.1999
1313 - Courage C52 Nissan #05 - Courage CompétitionCourage C52 #05 - Nissan VRH35L V8/90° 3494 cc 2xIHILMP
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Alex Caffi (I)/Andrea Montermini (I)/Mimmo Schiattarella (I)
listed, never drove:
Marc Goossens (B), Xavier Pompidou (F), Didier Cottaz (F), Jérôme Policand (F)
Result: 6th
Grid: 19th (3:40.683)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 25/04/2006Photo by courtesy of: Paul Kooyman
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans13.6.1999
2121 - Courage C52 Nissan #02  - Nissan MotorsportsCourage C52 #02 - Nissan VRH35L V8/90° 3494 cc 2xIHILMP
Nissan Motorsports (J)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Marc Goossens (B)/Didier Cottaz (F)/Fredrik Ekblom (S)Result: 8th
Grid: 16th (3:39.248)
Colours: blue/white (+red)
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 25/04/2006Photo by courtesy of: Paul Kooyman
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans18.6.2000
1717 - Courage C60 Judd #N°1 - SMGCourage C60 #N°1 - Judd GV4 alu V10/72° 4v DOHC 3996 cc N/ALMP900
SMG (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Philippe Gache (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)/Gary Formato (ZA)Result: did not finish (Suspension)
Grid: 6th (3:39.917)
Colours: blue/white/red
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 25/04/2006Photo by courtesy of: Paul Kooyman
Nürburgring 1000 KilometresBitburger/AvD-1000 km Le Mans Series Race auf dem Nürburgring9.7.2000
1717 - Courage C60 Judd #N°1 - SMGCourage C60 #N°1 - Judd GV4 V10/72° 4v DOHC 3997 cc N/ALMP
SMG (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Philippe Gache (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 10th (1:32.398)
Colours: blue/white/red
Tyres: Pirelli
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: RSC
Le Mans TestEssais des 24 Heures du Mans6.5.2001
1818 - Courage C60 Peugeot #N°4 - Pescarolo SportCourage C60 #N°4 - Peugeot Sodemo A32 V6/60° 4v DOHC 3200 cc 2xGarrettLMP900
Pescarolo Sport (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Olivier Grouillard (F)/Emmanuel Clérico (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)
listed, never drove:
Sébastien Bourdais (F), Jean-Christophe Boullion (F), Laurent Redon (F)
Result: 11th
Colours: green/silver (+orange)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 02/01/2005Photo by courtesy of: Laurent Chauveau Endurance Info
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans17.6.2001
1818 - Courage C60 Peugeot #N°4 - Pescarolo SportCourage C60 #N°4 - Peugeot Sodemo A32 V6/60° 4v DOHC 3200 cc 2xGarrettLMP900
Pescarolo Sport (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Emmanuel Clérico (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)/Boris Derichebourg (F)
preliminary session only:
Olivier Grouillard (F); listed, never drove: Sébastien Bourdais (F), Jean-Christophe Boullion (F), Laurent Redon (F)
Result: did not finish (Accident damage)
Grid: 20th (3:43.002)
Colours: green/silver (+orange)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 02/01/2005Photo by courtesy of: Laurent Chauveau Endurance Info
FIA Sportscar Championship EstorilFIA Sportscar Championship Estoril14.4.2002
1313 - Courage C60 JX Judd #N°2 - Courage CompetitionCourage C60 JX #N°2 - Judd GV4 V10/72° 4v DOHC 4000 cc N/ASR1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Boris Derichebourg (F)
listed, never drove:
Thed Björk (S)
Result: 2nd
Grid: 3rd (1:31.568)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 02/06/2003Photo by courtesy of: Nuno & Hugo Pereira Estoril Race Photos
Le Mans TestEssais des 24 Heures du Mans5.5.2002
1313 - Courage C60 JX Judd #N°2 - Courage CompetitionCourage C60 JX #N°2 - Judd GV4 V10/72° 4v DOHC 3998 cc N/ALMP900
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Boris Derichebourg (F)/Thed Björk (S)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: 10th
Colours: blue
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 18/11/2002Photo by courtesy of: Jerome Mugnier
FIA Sportscar Championship BrnoOlympia LG Super Racing Weekend18.5.2002
1313 - Courage C60 JX Judd #N°2 - Courage CompetitionCourage C60 JX #N°2 - Judd GV4 V10/72° 4v DOHC 4000 cc N/ASR1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Didier Cottaz (F)/Boris Derichebourg (F)Result: 2nd
Grid: 2nd (1:51.496)
Colours: blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 29/05/2002Photo by courtesy of: RSC
Le Mans 24 Hours24 Heures du Mans16.6.2002
1313 - Courage C60 JX Judd #N°5 - Courage CompétitionCourage C60 JX #N°5 - Judd GV4 V10/72° 4v DOHC 3994 cc N/ALMP900
Courage Compétition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Boris Derichebourg (F)/Thed Björk (S)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: 15th
Grid: 13th (3:36.942)
Colours: blue (+yellow)
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 25/01/2009Photo by courtesy of: Philippe Hubert
FIA Sportscar Championship Magny-CoursFIA Sportscar Championship Magny-Cours30.6.2002
1313 - Courage C60 JX Judd #N°2 - Courage CompetitionCourage C60 JX #N°2 - Judd GV4 V10/72° 4v DOHC 4000 cc N/ASR1
Courage Competition (F)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Boris Derichebourg (F)/Didier Cottaz (F)Result: did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 2nd (1:27.842)
Colours: blue (+yellow)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/04/2009Photo by courtesy of: AMP MAG Patrick Durand
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