Karl Wendlinger  Austria

  • Full name Karl Wendlinger
  • Birth date December 20, 1968
  • Birthplace Kufstein, Austria
  • Current age 45 years 275 days
  • Teams Leyton House, March, Sauber
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1991 Leyton House 2 2 0 0 1 20 0 0 22 0 0 0 -
1992 March 14 14 0 0 6 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 12
1993 Sauber 16 16 0 0 7 4 0 0 5 0 0 7 12
1994 Sauber 4 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 7 0 0 4 19
1995 Sauber 6 6 0 0 2 10 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
Total 42 41 0 0 18 4 0 0 5 0 0 14
Race Circuit Date
First race Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 20, 1991 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 12, 1995 Race results
Profile

Winner of the 1989 German Formula Three title, Karl joined the Mercedes sports car junior team in 1990 and then impressed enormously for the underfinanced March team in 1992, before joining Sauber for 1993.

A serious crash at Monaco in 1994 left him in a coma for 19 days and took Formula One to the brink after the deaths of Roladn Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna two weeks earlier.

Karl made his racing comeback for Sauber in 1995, but was dropped after four races, with just a 13th place for his efforts. With Jean-Christophe Boullion also disappointing, Karl was brought back for the last two races, but he again failed to impress and has since raced touring cars for Audi.

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

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September 14, 2010

1993 Sauber C12 of Karl Wendlinger

     

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