The legendary director of Schnitzer Karl's team "Charly" Lamm died on Thursday at the age of 63.
The sudden passage of Lamm after a short illness came only weeks after his retirement from motor sports. a famous 40-year career spanning a number of racing disciplines
The Germans helped the long-time BMW team to win numerous championships for cars and sports cars, including general victories in the 24 hours of Le Mans and Nürburgring 24.
defeated his last race as the director of the Schnitzer team in the FIA GT World Cup in Macao with Augusto Farfus (pictured above) in November before retiring from the role.
BMW Motorsport director Jens Markworth paid tribute to Lamm as part of
"We were completely unexpectedly received the news from Lam's family that Charlie Lam died on Thursday," Marquard said. y and the family of Schnitzer. It is incredibly difficult to assume that Charlie is no longer with us.
He has had a significant impact on BMW racing for decades, he has had great success with his team and amazed his fans with his unique passion for racing. "Losing him so suddenly is shock and tragedy – especially because Charlie would just start a new chapter in his life."
"We are complaining about the loss of a hero who was valued and loved internationally and will always be close connected to BMW Motorsport. "
BMW driver Alex Zanardi gave condolences to Lam's family to reporters on Friday at Daytona International.
The Italian competes for Schnitzer in both world championships and the Blancpain GT Sprint Cup.
"Unfortunately, Charlie Lam, who has always been a great member of the BMW family – a person who gave BMW the talent and dedication and contributed to building so many successes
" The least I could I did, was on behalf of the BMW family, personally, to offer my best condolences. " This is a sad moment for the entire BMW family, because who knew Charley would have been very easy to understand how important it was to each of us individually.