Bernd Mayländer

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Bernd Mayländer
Bernd Maylander 2008 Japan.jpg
Mayländer at the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix.
Nationality Germany German
Born (1971-05-29) 29 May 1971 (age 43)
Waiblingen (Germany)
Previous series
19951996
19971998
20012004
DTM (ITC)
FIA GT
DTM
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1999
Teams Champion Racing
Best finish 19th
Class wins 0

Bernd Mayländer (born 29 May 1971 in Waiblingen) is a German racing driver and current Formula One safety car driver.

Racing career[edit]

Bernd started his career in karting sport at the end of the 1980s. In the following years he made his way to the Formula Ford, the Porsche Carrera Cup and the original DTM. In 2000, he won the 24 Hours Nürburgring in a Porsche 911 GT3-R. When the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series was resumed in 2000, he was driving for Mercedes-Benz.

Safety car driver in Formula One[edit]

Mayländer leading the race leader, Felipe Massa, and other drivers at the 2006 Brazilian GP.

Mayländer is the safety car driver for all Formula One races, with his busiest being the 2006 Australian Grand Prix, where he led more laps than all racers but Fernando Alonso, the race winner.

He has driven the Formula One safety car since 2000,[1] except for the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix, when he was injured and was replaced by Marcel Fässler.

He also did a notable job at the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix, when he led the race for almost 20 laps of heavy rain and also at the 2010 Korean Grand Prix where he led 26 laps in heavy rain. At the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix he led 28 laps, while race winner Jenson Button led only half a lap, the last half of the last lap.

Mayländer competing in the 2002 DTM season.

Other[edit]

In May 2005, he was one of six Mercedes-Benz drivers taking part in a record drive. Three stock E320 CDI cars drove 100,000 miles in 30 days around the clock, which resulted in an average speed of 139.7 mph (224.8 km/h).

Racing record[edit]

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
1995 Persson Motorsport Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC
1

13
HOC
2

NC
AVU
1

Ret
AVU
2

18
NOR
1

16
NOR
2

7
DIE
1

9
DIE
2

10
NUR
1

11
NUR
2

11
ALE
1

13
ALE
2

Ret
HOC
1

9
HOC
1

8
20th 12

Complete International Touring Car Championship[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 DC Points
1995 Persson Motorsport Mercedes C-Class V6 MUG
1

12
MUG
2

10
HEL
1

9
HEL
2

9
DON
1

11
DON
2

8
EST
1

12
EST
2

13
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

12
19th 8
1996 Persson Motorsport Mercedes C-Class HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
NUR
1

16
NUR
2

Ret
EST
1

14
EST
2

Ret
HEL
1

11
HEL
2

7
NOR
1

16†
NOR
2

11
DIE
1

19
DIE
2

14
24th 15
Warsteiner Mercedes-AMG SIL
1

14
SIL
2

Ret
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

9
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

DNS
MUG
1

Ret
MUG
2

Ret
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

Ret
SAO
1

16
SAO
2

7
SUZ
1

8
SUZ
2

Ret

† Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999 United States Champion Racing Germany Dirk Müller
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT3-R GT 292 19th 2nd

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2001 Manthey Racing AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM 2001 HOC
QR

9
HOC
CR

9
NÜR
QR

11
NÜR
CR

20
OSC
QR

OSC
CR

SAC
QR

SAC
CR

NOR
QR

NOR
CR

LAU
QR

8
LAU
CR

13
NÜR
QR

5
NÜR
CR

7
A1R
QR

9
A1R
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR

Ret
ZAN
CR

DNS
HOC
QR

2
HOC
CR

1
11th 28
2002 Manthey Racing AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM 2001 HOC
QR

HOC
CR

ZOL
QR

19
ZOL
CR

16
DON
QR

14
DON
CR

9
SAC
QR

19
SAC
CR

13
NOR
QR

11
NOR
CR

8
LAU
QR

17
LAU
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

21†
NÜR
CR

14
A1R
QR

16
A1R
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR

17
ZAN
CR

11
HOC
QR

12
HOC
CR

Ret
19th 0
2003 Persson Motorsport AMG-Mercedes CLK 2002 HOC
11
ADR
10
NÜR
17
LAU
16
NOR
Ret
DON
12
NÜR
14
A1R
15
ZAN
16
HOC
20†
19th 0
2004 Team Rosberg AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2003 HOC
14
EST
18
ADR
Ret
LAU
Ret
NOR
13
SHA1
DNS
NÜR
15
OSC
19
ZAN
15
BRN
16
HOC
14
20th 0

† Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance. 1 - Shanghai was a non-championship round.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wolfgang Land
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion
1994
Succeeded by
Harald Grohs
Preceded by
Oliver Gavin
F1 Safety Car Driver
2000-2001
Succeeded by
Marcel Fässler
Preceded by
Marcel Fässler
F1 Safety Car Driver
2001-
Succeeded by
Incumbent