Jochen Mass  Germany

  • Full name Joachim Mass
  • Birth date September 30, 1946
  • Birthplace Cologne, Germany
  • Current age 68 years 32 days
  • Teams Arrows, ATS, March, McLaren, Surtees
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1973 Surtees 3 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1974 Surtees, McLaren 13 12 0 0 4 7 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1975 McLaren 14 14 1 4 9 1 0 0 5 1 0 20 8
1976 McLaren 16 16 0 2 12 3 0 0 4 1 0 19 9
1977 McLaren 17 17 0 2 9 2 0 0 4 0 0 25 6
1978 ATS 13 10 0 0 6 7 0 0 13 0 0 0 -
1979 Arrows 15 13 0 0 9 6 0 0 8 0 0 3 18
1980 Arrows 13 11 0 0 8 4 0 0 13 0 0 4 17
1982 March 10 9 0 0 6 7 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
Total 114 104 1 8 64 1 0 0 4 2 0 71
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 14, 1973 Race results
Last race French Grand Prix Paul Ricard July 25, 1982 Race results
Profile

Jochen graduated to Formula One with Surtees after strong showings in the European Touring Car Championship - he was champion in 1972 - and Formula Two in which he was runner-up to Jean-Pierre Jarier in 1973 before making his Formula One debut with Surtees. He ran a full campaign for Surtees in 1974 and then moved to McLaren in 1975, where he was an excellent number two to Emerson Fittipaldi and won the Spanish Grand Prix. However, he then dropped into a subordinate role after James Hunt arrived in 1976, as he could not match the Englishman's pace on the track. Jochen moved to ATS in 1978, but broke a leg in a test at Silverstone.

He drove for Arrows in 1979-80, had a year off in 1981 and returned for an uncompetitive season with March in 1982, after which he concentrated on sports cars, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours for Mercedes in 1989. The following year he acted as tutor to the company's young stars, including Michael Schumacher, before retiring at the end of 1991.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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September 19, 2010

Jochen Mass on track in a Lancia-Ferrari D50

March 5, 1977

Jochen Mass of McLaren, at the 1977 Formula One South African Grand Prix

January 23, 1977

Carlos Reutemann leads James Hunt and Jochen Mass on the way to victory

     

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