Erik Comas and Isabelle de Sadeleer win the 2014 Carrera Panamericana
Ex-Formula 1 driver, Erik Comas and his team-mate Isabelle de Sadeleer have won the 2014 edition of the Carrera Panamericana, after 7 days of frenetic driving in treacherous conditions. Driving for the first time throughout the course Erik Comas and Isabelle de Sadeleer raced neck in neck with another Studebaker, showing sheer determination and a strong resolve to close in their victory. Tag Heuer was the official partner and timekeeper of the Carrera Panamericana, and ran a two-car team under its colors – one driven by Erik Comas, and the other by the youngest driver in the race, Jérôme de Sadeleer.
The youngest pair in the 2014 edition of the Carrera Panamericana, Jérôme de Sadeleer and his co-driver Caroline Wilhelms, will be remembered for their tenacity, their youth and their smile. The young couple suffered mechanical setbacks during the long days in Mexico but managed to win some medals despite these tribulations. The winners received a limited edition TAG Heuer Carrera with Juan Manuel Fangio’s portrait engraved on the back. The watch symbolises the strong link between the Swiss watchmaker, the car racing legend and sportsmanship.
Erik Comas and his team-mate took part in the race with his 1953 Studebaker, and raced in the ‘Turismo Mayor’ class. The race took teams through a 3,000 kilometre stretch through Mexico; from Veracruz to Durango. A race like the Panamericana is an event where history, heritage and shared experience play a major role with legendary cars driven by passionate drivers.
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