Dieter Quester

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Dieter Quester
QuesterDieter1973.jpg
Dieter Quester, 1973
Born (1939-05-30) 30 May 1939 (age 78)
Vienna, Austria
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Austria Austrian
Active years 1969, 1974
Teams BMW, Surtees
Entries 2 (1 start
Championships 0
Career points 0
First entry 1969 German Grand Prix
Last entry 1974 Austrian Grand Prix

Dieter Quester (born 30 May 1939 in Vienna[1]) is an active touring car racing driver from Austria. Dieter has participated in 53 24-Hour Races. He competed in a single Formula One race in which he finished ninth.

Dieter Quester 2008

Starting with motorboats in the 1950s, he became part of the Formula 2 team of BMW which intended to take part in the 1969 German Grand Prix. Teammate Gerhard Mitter was killed at the Nürburgring while practising with the BMW 269, though. As a suspension or steering failure was suspected, the BMW team with Quester and Hubert Hahne withdrew from the race, as did Mitter's teammate at Porsche, Hans Herrmann.

Quester participated in his home 1974 Austrian Grand Prix on 18 August 1974. He out-qualified his three team mates at Surtees and finished 9th ahead of Hans-Joachim Stuck and double World Champion Graham Hill in the race, but scored no championship points.

Quester then focused again on European Touring Car Championship to drive a BMW 3.0 CSL for Schnitzer Motorsport. Quester had already won the 1973 Spa 24 Hours. Later racing in the DTM, he once slid on the roof of his BMW M3 over the start/finish line of the AVUS for a 3rd place.

His career is still active at age 70, sponsored by Red Bull. On 15 January 2006 he won the 24 Hours race at the Dubai Autodrome on a BMW M3 together with Hans-Joachim Stuck, Philipp Peter and Toto Wolff. Stuck and Quester returned in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, but their BMW was destroyed in a crash at night that involved an oil spill and seven cars. During the weekend of 9–10 September 2006, he won the Britcar 24 Hours of Silverstone in a Duller Motorsport BMW MZ4, and on 14 January 2007 he again won the 24 Hours race at the Dubai Autodrome in the Duller Motorsport BMW Z4. In September 2007 he and Duller won the 24 Hours of Silverstone in the Duller BMW Z4, by a margin of 30 laps.

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 Pos. Pts
1969 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 269 BMW M11 THR HOC NÜR JAR TUL
Ret
PER VAL
Ret
NC 0
1970 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 269 BMW M11 THR
7
HOC
Ret
BAR
5
ROU
DNQ
PER
Ret
TUL
Ret
IMO
Ret
4th 14
BMW 270 HOC
1
1971 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Brabham BT30 Cosworth FVA HOC
Ret
THR 3rd 31
March 712M BMW M11 NÜR
Ret
JAR
2
PAL
Ret
ROU
2
MAN
10
TUL
3
ALB
Ret
VAL
2
VAL
2
1972 Matchbox Team Surtees Surtees TS10 Ford BDA MAL THR HOC PAU PAL HOC ROU ÖST
Ret
IMO MAN PER SAL ALB HOC NC 0
1974 Team Harper March 742 BMW BAR HOC
Ret
PAU
DNS
NC 0
Chevron B27 Ford BDA SAL
11
HOC
Ret
MUG
Ret
KAR
NC
PER HOC VAL

Complete Formula One 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 WDC Pts
1969 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 269 BMW M12/1 1.6 L4 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER
DNS
ITA CAN USA MEX NC 0
1974 Memphis International Team Surtees Surtees TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT
9
ITA CAN USA NC 0
Source:[2]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1973 Germany BMW Motorsport Netherlands Toine Hezemans BMW 3.0CSL T 5.0 307 11th 1st
1976 Germany BMW Motorsport GmbH Germany Albrecht Krebs
Belgium Alain Peltier
BMW 3.5CSL Gr.5 DNF DNF
1978 United Kingdom BMW Great Britain United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
South Africa Rad Dougall
Osella PA6-BMW S 2.0 113 DNF DNF
1980 France BMW France France Didier Pironi
France Marcel Mignot
BMW M1 IMSA 293 14th 4th
1981 Switzerland Würth-Lubrifilm Team Sauber Switzerland Marc Surer
Canada David Deacon
BMW M1 Gr.5 Gr.5 207 DNF DNF
1982 Germany BASF Cassetten Team GS Sport Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Sauber SHS C6-Ford C 76 DNF DNF
1983 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom David Hobbs
Porsche 956 C 135 DNF DNF
1986 Switzerland Kouros Racing Team France Henri Pescarolo
Germany Christian Danner
Sauber C8-Mercedes C1 86 DNF DNF

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 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 21 22 23 24 Pos. Pts
1988 BMW M Team Linder BMW M3 ZOL
1

10
ZOL
2

13
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

4
NÜR
1

26
NÜR
2

13
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

10
AVU
1

5
AVU
2

17
MFA
1

8
MFA
2

7
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

6
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

18
9th 167
BMW M3 Evo WUN
1

10
WUN
2

13
SAL
1

C
SAL
2

C
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

9
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

25
1989 BMW M Team Zakspeed BMW M3 Evo ZOL
1

7
ZOL
2

14
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

9
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

3
MFA
1

DNQ
MFA
2

3
AVU
1

7
AVU
2

Ret
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

5
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

Ret
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
15th 127
1990 BMW M Team Zakspeed BMW M3 Sport Evo ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

DNS
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
AVU
1

3
AVU
2

9
MFA
1

10
MFA
2

12
WUN
1

23
WUN
2

DNS
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

Ret
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

Ret
DIE
1

13
DIE
2

9
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

11
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
20th 20
1991 Linder M Team BMW M3 Sport Evo ZOL
1

24
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

15
HOC
2

27
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
AVU
1

18
AVU
2

Ret
WUN
1

14
WUN
2

17
NOR
1

15
NOR
2

12
DIE
1

Ret
DIE
2

DNS
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

Ret
ALE
1
ALE
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
BRN
1

19
BRN
2

12
DON
1

13
DON
2

Ret
NC 0

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup 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 Pos. Pts
1994 BMW Team Isert BMW 318i AVU WUN ZOL ZAN ÖST
16
SAL
13
SPA NÜR 28th 0

Complete FIA GT Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 HOC SIL HEL NÜR SPA A1R
3
SUZ DON MUG SEB LAG 25th 4
2000 RWS Red Bull Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R N-GT VAL EST MNZ SIL HUN
4
ZOL A1R
Ret
LAU
1
BRN
2
MAG
2
6th 25
2001 RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS N-GT MNZ
2
BRN
1
MAG
2
SIL ZOL HUN SPA
1
A1R
Ret
NÜR
6
JAR
2
4th 52
Porsche 911 GT3-R EST
4
2002 RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT GT MAG
Ret
SIL
7
BRN
10
JAR AND OSC SPA NC 0
Dart Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello PER
Ret
DON
Ret
EST
Ret
RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R N-GT MAG SIL BRN JAR AND OSC SPA
Ret
PER DON EST 29th 3.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  2. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 307. ISBN 0851127029. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karl von Wendt
European Touring Car Championship
Champion (Div.3)

1968-1969
Succeeded by
Toine Hezemans
Preceded by
Kevin Bartlett
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1970
Succeeded by
Jan Bussell
Preceded by
Jean Xhenceval
and Pierre Dieudonné
European Touring Car Championship
Champion

1977
Succeeded by
Umberto Grano
Preceded by
Umberto Grano
European Touring Car Championship
Champion

1983
Succeeded by
Tom Walkinshaw