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Siegfried Stohr

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Siegfried Stohr
Nationality 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italian
Years 1981
Team(s) Arrows
Races 13 (9 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Points 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1981 United States Grand Prix West
First win
Last win
Last race 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.

After a very promising early career in which Stohr rose to prominence relatively quickly, he joined Arrows for the 1981 Formula One season, as team-mate to Riccardo Patrese. Patrese proved considerably faster than Stohr, who struggled in his first few races. Ironically, just as Stohr began to improve, he was involved in a bizarre startline accident at the 1981 Belgian Grand Prix, in which he ran into the back of Patrese's car, injuring an Arrows mechanic. The starting procedure was utterly chaotic with mechanics on the grid and some cars' engines running and others not, and the Arrows drivers and mechanic can be seen as innocent victims of the officials' shortcomings.

In any case, Stohr's confidence was badly affected, 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 and started a successful racing school.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(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
LVS
- 0

References