Hans-Joachim Stuck

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Hans-Joachim Stuck
HansJoachimStuck2008.jpg
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 63)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Germany German
Active years 19741979
Teams March, Brabham, Shadow, ATS
Races 81 (74 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Career points 29
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1974 Argentine Grand Prix
Last race 1979 United States Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1972–1973, 1980–1982, 1985–1991, 1993–1998
Teams Ford, BMW Motorsport, BASF Cassetten Team GS Sport, Porsche, Joest Racing
Best finish 1st (1986, 1987)
Class wins 3 (1999)

Hans-Joachim Stuck (born 1 January 1951), nicknamed "Strietzel", is a German racing driver who has competed in Formula One and many other categories.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and is the son of Christa Thielmann and the legendary Hans Stuck. As a young boy, his father taught him driving on the Nürburgring. In 1969 he started his first ever motor race at the Nordschleife. Speaking about that day he said, "Getting to the grid was extremely exciting. All of a sudden, my wishes to become a racer came true. I just wanted to start the race and give everybody hell!"[1] The following year, at just 19 years of age, he won his first 24 hours race at the wheel of a BMW 2002TI. He won there again in 1998 and 2004, too, each time with a BMW touring car.

The always friendly and funny, tall and blond Bavarian, who is living in Austria, was immediately after his birth nicknamed Strietzel by his grandmother, as she claimed that the newborn baby looked like one of the famous Stollen cakes of her Saxony area. He is also nicknamed "Regenmeister" ("Rainmaster") for his ability to race on wet tracks.

In 1972, Stuck teamed up with Jochen Mass to drive a Ford Capri RS2600 to victory at the Spa 24 Hours endurance race in Belgium. His campaigns racing the BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" were very successful in 1974 and 1975, in the German DRM as well as in the USA together with Ronnie Peterson. Later in the 1970s he raced the turbo-charged BMW 320i.

After some success in Formula 2 with a March-BMW, he also entered F1 with March. Overall, Stuck participated in 81 Grands Prix, debuting on 13 January 1974. He achieved 2 podiums and scored 29 championship points. Stuck was quite successful at Brabham-Alfa in 1977, leading the 1977 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in the rain, but was replaced by Niki Lauda for 1978. Stuck missed an opportunity to join Williams F1 just before this team became successful.

Due to his height of 194 centimetres (6 ft 4 in), he did not fit well into the F1 cars of the late 1970s that had the cockpit moved forward. Leaving F1 at that time probably spared him bad injuries to the leg, as suffered by Ronnie Peterson, Clay Regazzoni, Marc Surer and others.

Stuck continued racing touring and sports cars all over the world, winning the 24 hours of Le Mans twice with a Porsche 962. Stuck says the 962 is the favourite racecar he has driven during his career, describing it has having the "perfect combination of power and downforce".[1]

In the 1990s he tasted touring car success, winning the DTM Championship in 1990 with Audi, before returning to Porsche until the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1998. He resumed an official role with BMW after that. In 2006, Stuck raced in the inaugural season of the Grand Prix Masters formula for retired Formula One drivers after scoring 6th in the first race event at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa on 11–13 November 2005.

January 2008 saw Stuck begin his current position with Volkswagen Motorsport.[2] This role has also seen him use his experience to help refine road cars, including the new Golf VI GTI.[3]

Stuck announced the end of his active career as a race driver after 43 years after the 2011 Nürburgring 24 hours, in which he participated with a Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 together with Dennis Rostek and his sons Ferdinand Stuck and Johannes Stuck. Team Stuck³ finished 15th overall following gearbox problems.[4]


Racing record[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
1971 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Brabham BT30 Cosworth FVA HOC THR NÜR
Ret
JAR PAL ROU MAN TUL ALB VAL VAL 0
1973 STP March Engineering March 732 BMW M12 MAL HOC
Ret
THR NÜR
16
PAU KIN NIV HOC
Ret
ROU
Ret
MNZ MAN KAR PER SAL NOR
Ret
ALB VAL 0
1974 March Engineering March 742 BMW M12 BAR
1
HOC
1
PAU
Ret
SAL
Ret
HOC
3
MUG KAR
8
PER
1
HOC
2
VAL
2
2nd 43
1975 Jägermeister Team March March 752 BMW M12 EST THR
Ret
NÜR
8
PAU 0
March Engineering HOC
2
HOC
Ret
SAL ROU MUG PER SIL ZOL NOG VAL
1976 BMW Motorsport March 762 BMW HOC
1
THR VAL SAL
Ret
PAU HOC
1
ROU MUG PER EST NOG 0
March Cars Ltd HOC
Ret
1977 Project Four Racing Ralt RT1 BMW SIL THR HOC
Ret
NÜR VAL PAU MUG ROU NOG PER MIS EST DON 0
1979 March Racing Ltd March 792 BMW SIL HOC THR NÜR VAL MUG PAU HOC
Ret
ZAN PER MIS DON 0

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1974 March Engineering March 741 Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
Ret
RSA
5
ESP
4
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
SWE NED
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GBR
Ret
GER
7
AUT
11
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
DNQ
16th 5
1975 Lavazza March March 751 Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
8
NC 0
1976 March Racing March 761 Cosworth V8 BRA
4
RSA
12
ESP
Ret
BEL
Ret
MON
4
SWE
Ret
FRA
7
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
5
JPN
Ret
13th 8
Theodore Racing USW
Ret
1977 Team Rothmans International March 761B Cosworth V8 ARG BRA RSA
Ret
11th 12
Martini Racing Brabham BT45B Alfa Romeo Flat-12 USW
Ret
ESP
6
MON
Ret
BEL
6
SWE
10
FRA
Ret
GBR
5
GER
3
AUT
3
NED
7
ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
CAN
Ret
JPN
7
1978 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 Cosworth V8 ARG
17
BRA
Ret
RSA
DNQ
18th 2
Shadow DN9 USW
DNS
MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
ESP
Ret
SWE
11
FRA
11
GBR
5
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
CAN
Ret
1979 ATS Wheels ATS D2 Cosworth V8 ARG
DNQ
BRA
Ret
RSA
Ret
USW
DSQ
ESP
14
BEL
8
MON
Ret
FRA
DNS
GBR
DNQ
GER
Ret
20th 2
ATS D3 AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
11
CAN
Ret
USA
5

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1972 Germany Ford Motor Company Deutschland Germany Jochen Mass Ford Capri 2600RS S
3.0
152 DNF DNF
1973 Germany BMW Motorsport New Zealand Chris Amon BMW 3.0CSL T
5.0
160 DNF DNF
1980 Germany BMW Motorsport GmbH Germany Hans-Georg Bürger
France Dominique Lacaud
BMW M1 IMSA 283 15th 5th
1981 Germany BASF Cassetten Team GS Sport France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Germany Helmut Henzler
BMW M1 IMSA
GTX
57 DNF DNF
1982 Germany BASF Cassetten Team GS Sport France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Austria Dieter Quester
Sauber SHS C6-Ford C 76 DNF DNF
1985 Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Derek Bell Porsche 962C C1 367 3rd 3rd
1986 Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Al Holbert
Porsche 962C C1 368 1st 1st
1987 Germany Rothmans Porsche AG United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Al Holbert
Porsche 962C C1 368 1st 1st
1988 Germany Porsche AG Germany Klaus Ludwig
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Porsche 962C C1 394 2nd 2nd
1989 Germany Joest Racing France Bob Wollek Porsche 962C C1 382 3rd 3rd
1990 Germany Joest Porsche Racing United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C C1 350 4th 4th
1991 Austria Konrad Motorsport United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C C2 347 7th 7th
1993 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team Germany Walter Röhrl
United States Hurley Haywood
Porsche 911 Turbo S LM-GT GT 79 DNF DNF
1994 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team
Germany Joest Racing
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
United States Danny Sullivan
Dauer 962 Le Mans GT1 343 3rd 2nd
1995 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Belgium Thierry Boutsen
France Christophe Bouchut
Kremer K8 Spyder WSC 289 6th 2nd
1996 Germany Porsche AG Belgium Thierry Boutsen
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1 GT1 353 2nd 1st
1997 Germany Porsche AG Belgium Thierry Boutsen
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1 GT1 238 DNF DNF
1998 Germany Team BMW Motorsport United Kingdom Steve Soper
Denmark Tom Kristensen
BMW V12 LM LMP1 60 DNF DNF

Complete 24 Hours of Nürburgring results[edit]

Year Team Car Also driven by Also driven by Also driven by Position Notes
1970 Koepchen BMW 2002 TI Clemens Schickentanz 1st
1971 Alpina BMW 2002 TI Günter Huber Retired Engine failure
1972 Fritzinger Tuning Ford Capri RS 2600 Klaus Fritzinger 2nd
1981 Unknown BMW 320i Gr. 2 K. Hens Michael Middelhaufe 5th in class
1982 Auto Budde Racing Team BMW 528i Heiner Müller Michael Middelhaufe Retired Accident
1984 Unknown BMW 635 CSi Dieter Quester Harald Grohs Retired Accident
1992 Unknown Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Olaf Manthey Walter Röhrl Frank Biela 3rd
1998 BMW Motorsport BMW 320d Marc Duez Christian Menzel Andreas Bovensiepen 1st
2000 Scheid Motorsport BMW M3 GTRS Johannes Scheid Stefan Schlesack Retired
2002 Scheid Motorsport BMW M3 GTRS Johannes Scheid Mario Merten Oliver Kainz Retired Gearbox failure
2003 BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GTR Boris Said John Nielsen Marc Duez Retired Accident
2004 BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GTR Pedro Lamy Jörg Müller Dirk Müller 1st
2005 BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GTR Pedro Lamy Jörg Müller Dirk Müller 2nd
2006 Duller Motorsport BMW M3 E46 GT Dieter Quester Dirk Werner Artur Deutgen Retired Accident
2007 Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 M Coupe Johannes Stuck Claudia Hürtgen Richard Göransson 5th Class win
2008 Volkswagen Motorsport VW Scirocco GT24 Florian Gruber Thomas Mutsch Jimmy Johansson 11th Class win
2008 Volkswagen Motorsport VW Scirocco GT24 Carlos Sainz Giniel de Villiers Dieter Depping 15th Double entry
2009 Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi R8 LMS GT3 Emanuele Pirro Frank Biela Marcel Fässler 12th
2010 Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi R8 LMS GT3 Marc Basseng Mike Rockenfeller Frank Stippler Retired Engine failure
2011 Team Stuck³ Gallardo LP600+ GT3 Johannes Stuck Ferdinand Stuck Dennis Rostek 15th Stuck's final race

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AUSringers.com Hans-Joachim Stuck interview Retrieved 2009-04-04
  2. ^ hansstuck.com Hans-Joachim Stuck career Retrieved 2009-04-04
  3. ^ AUSmotive.com 2009 Mk6 Golf GTI image gallery Retrieved 2009-04-04
  4. ^ http://www.hansstuck.com/en/news/detailview.html?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=395&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=11&cHash=11fe7a13a4

External links[edit]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft Champion
1972
Succeeded by
Dieter Glemser
Preceded by
Herbert Adamzyck
Guia Race winner
1980
Succeeded by
Manfred Winkelhock
Preceded by
Helmut Greiner
Guia Race winner
1983
Succeeded by
Tom Walkinshaw
Preceded by
Stefan Bellof
World Sportscar Championship Champion
1985,
with Derek Bell
Succeeded by
Derek Bell (1986)
Preceded by
Klaus Ludwig
Paolo Barilla
Louis Krages
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1986 with:
Derek Bell
Al Holbert
Succeeded by
Derek Bell
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Al Holbert
Preceded by
Derek Bell
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Al Holbert
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1987 with:
Derek Bell
Al Holbert
Succeeded by
Jan Lammers
Johnny Dumfries
Andy Wallace
Preceded by
Roberto Ravaglia
German Touring Car Champion
1990
Succeeded by
Frank Biela