Siegfried Stohr

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Siegfried Stohr
Born (1952-10-10) 10 October 1952 (age 65)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1981
Teams Arrows
Entries 13 (9 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1981 United States Grand Prix West
Last entry 1981 Italian Grand Prix

Siegfried Stohr (born October 10, 1952 in Rimini) is a former racing driver from Italy. He participated in 13 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on March 15, 1981. He scored no championship points.

Stohr won the Italian Formula Three Championship in 1978 driving a Chevron[1] and progressed to Formula two for 1979 where he took second places at Vallelunga and Pau, with a Chevron before switching with less success to a March.[1] For 1980 he joined Alan Docking Racing, driving a Toleman, and finished fourth in the championship with one win, at Enna.[1]

Stohr joined Arrows for the 1981 Formula One season, as teammate to Riccardo Patrese. Patrese proved considerably faster than Stohr, who struggled in his first few races. Just as Stohr began to improve, he was involved in a start-line accident at the 1981 Belgian Grand Prix; after Patrese had stalled his engine, his mechanic Dave Luckett ran onto the grid to try to restart it, expecting the start to be aborted. But it went ahead, and Stohr crashed into the back of Patrese's car, seriously injuring Luckett.[2] Stohr's confidence was badly affected by the accident, and his performance throughout the rest of the season deteriorated, along with that of his team, relative to their rivals. Stohr retired after the end of the season.

A psychology graduate at the University of Padua, Stohr started a racing school and safe driving academy at the Misano circuit in 1982.[3] In the 1990s he became a regular columnist for the Italian motorsport weekly Autosprint. He also wrote columns about driving safety in several publications.

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 WDC Points
1981 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A3 Cosworth V8 USW
DNQ
BRA
Ret
ARG
9
SMR
DNQ
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GBR
Ret
GER
12
AUT
Ret
NED
7
ITA
DNQ
CAN CPL NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steve Small. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. p. 362. ISBN 0851127029. 
  2. ^ "Dave Luckett - Speedcafe". speedcafe.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "GuidarePilotare of Siegfried Stohr. Courses of secure and sportive driving for private, company and enti". guidarepilotare.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Elio de Angelis
Italian Formula Three Champion
1978
Succeeded by
Piercarlo Ghinzani