Tribute to Charly Lamm: Friends remember the legendary team principal.

Tribute to Charly Lamm: Friends remember the legendary team principal.

21.06.2019: On the Thursday before the start of the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER), BMW Motorsport came together to commemorate Schnitzer team principal Charly Lamm, who died at the start of the year.

On the Thursday before the start of the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER), BMW Motorsport came together to commemorate Schnitzer team principal Charly Lamm, who died at the start of the year.

At a special tribute event, BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt and a host of companions from more than 50 years of motorsport remembered Charly Lamm the person, as well as the many racing successes he enjoyed all over the world. Under Lamm’s leadership, Schnitzer Motorsport won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring no fewer than five times.


Marquardt led the tribute in the BMW M Motorsport Hospitality at the Nürburgring, which was attended by many well-known guests – including many current and former BMW works drivers, and rivals from various different racing series. “The news of Charly Lamm’s death at the start of the year came as a huge shock. Above all for his family and friends, of course, but also for the entire world of motorsport,” said Marquardt.

“For decades, Charly was one of the greats of this world. This was shown emphatically by the incredible amount of international sympathy following his death. We are here today to remember Charly Lamm the fantastic team principal and all his many successes, but also a fantastic person.”


Among those to speak at the event about the experiences they shared with Charly Lamm were former BMW Motorsport directors Mario Theissen and Gerhard Berger (CEO of ITR e.V.), Jochen Neerpasch (first managing director of BMW Motorsport GmbH), and Olaf Manthey (team principal and former BMW driver), as well as current BMW works drivers Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Bruno Spengler (CAN).


Other quotes from the tribute event.


Mario Theissen:
“Charly was the best man I came across in the whole world of motorsport. And he was the most respected man. That is unique. What made him so special was that he gave every little detail his full attention. In the end, he was able to cope better with difficulties than the opposition. He did that better than anyone else.”


Jochen Neerpasch:
“Competition was what Charly lived for. You could call him at any time, he loved precision. He was one of the greats of motorsport – and for many decades he was the heart and soul of Schnitzer.”


Gerhard Berger:
“My best time as a racing driver was with Charly and Schnitzer. In motorsport, I have never met anyone else who, despite all the success, had remained such a fine person as Charly. His aura was unique. He was a very good friend. I will never forget him.”


Augusto Farfus:
“I will never forget Charly’s ability to put so much passion into something without ever asking for anything in return. The way he enjoyed motorsport, and the intensity, with which he partook in it, were unique. Charly never withheld any energy – he was always ready to help and to listen. I learned so much from him – and I miss him incredibly.”


Bruno Spengler:
“Charly never counted the hours – he just gave it everything from morning to evening. He motivated everyone around him. Charly gave me wings and led us to the DTM title in 2012.”


Olaf Manthey: “
We were both friends and rivals. Charly and Schnitzer were always respectful and fair to other teams. When I formed my company, my goal was to be just as successful as the Schnitzer team. He always encouraged me. There is simply nobody like him. Motorsport will remember Charly for a long time.”

Ingo Lehbrink, photos BMW



21.06.2019 / MaP

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