Ingo Hoffmann

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Ingo Hoffmann
Ingo Hoffmann 2007 Curitiba.jpg
In 2007, as a Stock Car Brasil driver
Born (1953-02-28) 28 February 1953 (age 62)
São Paulo, Brazil
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Active years 1976 - 1977
Teams Fittipaldi
Entries 6 (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix

Ingo Hoffmann (born February 28, 1953) is a Brazilian retired racing driver from São Paulo. He participated in six Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on January 25, 1976. He scored no championship points.

History[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hoffman began his career in Brazil competing in Formula Vee and saloon cars.[1] He came to England in 1975 and competed in Formula Three in a March,[1] before moving into Formula One in 1976.

Formula One years[edit]

Hoffmann's Formula One career was hindered by the financial problems of the Fittipaldi team, and he drove the team's second car when realistically the team could only afford to run one. This meant Hoffmann only entered certain selected races, and ultimately the second car was dropped altogether. He entered four Grands Prix in 1976, did not qualify for three of them and an eleventh place at Interlagos was the best result achieved.[1] In 1977, Hoffman competed at Buenos Aires (retired, engine) and again at Interlagos where he finished seventh, two laps behind the winner.[1] However, that was Hoffman's last race in Formula One, as the second Fittipaldi entry was withdrawn.[1]

After Formula One[edit]

With the end of his Formula One career, Hoffmann competed in Formula 2 for Project Four with a Ralt and a March in 1977 and 1978, (which was his last year in Europe).[1] He also competed in sports cars and saloon cars both in Europe and in South America.
Notably, Ingo Hoffmann has won the Brazilian Stock Car Championship 12 times (1980, 1985, 1989-1994, 1996-1998 and 2002). In 2006 December, he took his 100th win (of the races in the Brazilian circuits) at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet de Brasília, final race of the 2006 season.

Complete Formula One 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
1976 Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi FD03 Cosworth V8 BRA
11
RSA NC 0
Fittipaldi FD04 USW
DNQ
ESP
DNQ
BEL MON SWE FRA
DNQ
GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA JPN
1977 Copersucar-Fittipaldi Fittipaldi FD04 Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
7
RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness Publishing. p. 190. ISBN 0851127029. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paulo Gomes
Stock Car Brasil champion
1979
Succeeded by
Affonso Giaffone
Preceded by
Paulo Gomes
Stock Car Brasil champion
1985
Succeeded by
Marcos Garcia
Preceded by
Fábio Sotto Mayor
Stock Car Brasil champion
1989-1994
Succeeded by
Paulo Gomes
Preceded by
Paulo Gomes
Stock Car Brasil champion
1996-1998
Succeeded by
Chico Serra
Preceded by
Chico Serra
Stock Car Brasil champion
2002
Succeeded by
David Muffato