Harald Ertl  Austria

  • Full name Harald Ertl
  • Birth date August 31, 1948
  • Birthplace Zell am See, Austria
  • Date of death April 7, 1982 (33 years 219 days)
  • Place of death Hohenahr, Germany
  • Teams ATS, Ensign, Hesketh
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1975 Hesketh 3 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1976 Hesketh 15 11 0 0 6 7 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1977 Hesketh 5 3 0 0 2 9 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
1978 Ensign, ATS 4 2 0 0 1 11 0 0 23 0 0 0 -
1980 ATS 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Total 28 19 0 0 11 7 0 0 17 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 3, 1975 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Hockenheim August 10, 1980 Race results
Profile

This bearded Austrian journalist worked his way through the German Formula Vee, Super Vee and then Formula Three series before turning to touring cars, where he won the Tourist Trophy for BMW at Silverstone in 1973.

His Formula One break took a long time to arrive. It wasn't until 1975 that he finally landed a ride in a privately entered Hesketh. But Harald continued to plug away for the next two seasons with the Hesketh team and also raced concurrently in Formula Two. Then, in 1978, he changed across to an Ensign, but had little success and elected to race in the radical Group 5 series in Germany. Sadly, Harald lost his life in a light aircraft crash in 1982.

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

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August 3, 1975

Harald Ertl shows off his impressive facial hair

     

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