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Manfred Winkelhock


Manfred Winkelhock (October 6, 1951 - August 12, 1985) was a German auto racing driver.

Winkelhock first tried to qualify for Formula One Grand Prix in Italy in 1980 when he stood in for the injured Jochen Mass at Arrows. With the support of BMW he landed a drive with ATS in 1982 but the car was rarely reliable and although he qualified well on several occasions there were few results and a lot of accidents. At the same time he was a regular sports car and touring car driver, winning the Monza 1000 with Marc Surer in 1985.

He was killed in the summer when he crashed heavily at turn 2 at Mosport Park near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during the Budweiser 1000 km World Sportscar Championship event.

Manfred's brother Joachim Winkelhock later tried to become a Formula One driver with the AGS team, but never managed to qualify for a race, although he enjoyed a successful career in touring car racing.

In 2000, Manfred's son Markus Winkelhock emerged as a frontrunner in the German Formula 3 Championship. In 2004, Markus Winkelhock starts in the German DTM in a AMG-Mercedes CLK.

Complete Formula One results

(Note: grands prix in bold denote points scoring races.)

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Team
1982 ATS SAF BRA USAW SAN BEL MON USAE CAN DUT GBR FRA DEU AUT SWI ITA LAS ATS
1983 ATS BRA USAW FRA SAN MON BEL USAE CAN GBR DEU AUT DUT ITA EUR SAF   ATS
1984 ATS BRA SAF BEL SAN FRA MON CAN USAE USA GBR DEU AUT DUT ITA EUR POR Brab
1985 RAM BRA POR SAN MON CAN USAE FRA GBR DEU AUT DUT ITA BEL EUR SAF AUS RAM