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#1 Elford68

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 13:10

Hi

There is it the Database entry for Gregor Foitek I've made to Darren Galpin. I would like to post it here in order to see if there are something missing ir wrong:

* Foitek, Gregor (CH)
b. 27/3/1965 (Zurich)




1986 – Swiss F3 Championship (Dallara); Champion.

German F3 Championship (Dallara386-VW); 9th, 33 pts.

F3000 (Horag Racing/FTL Team Lola T86/50-Cosworth):
Jarama 26th ret

1987 - F3000:
(Genoa Racing March 87B-Cosworth):
Silverstone 25th ret
Vallelunga 25th 15th
Spa 24th 10th
Pau 20th ret
Donington DNQ
Enna-Pergusa DNQ
Brands Hatch DNQ
Birmingham 21st ret
(GA Motorsport Lola T87/50-Cosworth):
Imola 19th 12th
Le Mans 8th 8th
Jarama 3rd 14th

1988 - F3000 (GA Motorsport Lola T88/50-Cosworth); 7th,15 pts.
Jerez 8th ret
Vallelunga 1st 1st
Pau DNQ
Silverstone 4th 4th
Monza 11th 4th
Enna-Pergusa 3rd ret
Brands Hatch 4th ret, fractured wrist in barrel-roll after hitting Herbert's car at Brands Hatch.
Birmingham DNA, injured.
Le Mans 17th ret
Zolder 11th ret
Dijon 7th ret

1989 – F1:
(EuroBrun ER188B-Judd):
Brazil DNQ
San Marino DNPQ
Monaco DNPQ
Mexico DNPQ
USA DNPQ
Canada DNPQ
France DNPQ
Britain DNPQ
(EuroBrun ER189-Judd):
Germany DNPQ
Hungary DNPQ
Belgium DNPQ
(Rial ARC2-Cosworth):
Jarama DNQ, had a bad crash and left the team.


1990 – F1:
(Brabham BT58-Judd):
USA 23rd ret/40/accident with Grouillard
Brazil 23rd ret/14/transmission
(Onyx ORE1B-Ford):
San Marino 24th ret/35/engine
Monaco 20th 7th (ret/72/accident with Bernard)
Canada 21st ret/53/engine
Mexico 23rd 15th
France DNQ
Britain DNQ
Germany 26th ret/19/spun off
Hungary DNQ

1991 – WSC; 45th, 3 pts:
(Kremer Racing Porsche 962 CK6), & T.Lopez, Needell:
24h Le Mans 25th ret/18/accident
(Brun Motorsport Brun C91-Judd), & Larrauri:
Nürburgring DNS (Gearbox)
(Kremer Racing Porsche 962 CK6), & T.Lopez):
Magny-Cours 13th 8th

1992 – CART (A.J.Foyt Enterprises Lola T91/00-Chevrolet):
Surfers Paradise 13th ret/19/puncture
Long Beach 12th ret/32/engine
Indy 500 DNA, was too scared of racing so fast in the ovals and retired.

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#2 fines

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 17:57

Well, that last sentence is a bit off, methinks! In truth, Foitek's financing was a bit patchy, and father Karl was helping out but pulled the plug before Indy - this from memory. When I have a little time, I will post his F3 results.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 18:56

1986 - F3 (Squadra Foitek Dallara/Volkswagen F386)

03-15 German nc Hockenheim Kurz dna
03-23 Swiss nc Hockenheim Kurz ? 6th
03-30 Swiss rd 1 Dijon-Prénois GP 2nd 2nd
04-20 Italian rd 2 Santamonica ? dns (4th in consy)
04-27 Italian nc Imola 14th 17th
05-11 Swiss rd 2 Hockenheim GP 7th 1st
05-18 Swiss rd 3 Österreichring 1st 1st
06-08 Swiss rd 4 Varano 1st 1st
06-15 Italian rd 6 Imola 17th 7th
06-22 Swiss rd 5 Magny-Cours 1st 1st
06-28 German rd 4 Norisring 20th 7th
07-06 German rd 5 Erding 1st 1st
07-12 Swiss rd 6 Hockenheim Kurz ? 1st
07-20 German rd 7 Nürburgring Kurz 10th 5th
08-17 Swiss rd 7 Les Rangiers 4th 3rd
08-23 German rd 9 Nürburgring GP 8th 10th
08-24 Swiss rd 8 Saint Croix dna
08-31 Swiss rd 9 Oberhallau ? finished outside top ten
09-07 Swiss rd 10 La Berra ? 10th
09-14 Swiss rd 11 Gurnigel ? 8th
09-28 Swiss rd 12 Hemberg 3rd 12th
10-26 European nc Imola 9th ret/0/accident

#4 Elford68

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 20:10

I have cited F1 rejects

#5 Disco Stu

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 22:05

As I recall it was his wife who wasn't fond of those speeds. Foitek had two choices, race Indy or stay married. He picked option #2.

#6 ensign14

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 22:17

Fortunate choice for the other CART drivers.

I read somewhere - I think it was in an Economaki column - that the first Foyt to get to the States was originally a Foitek...any genealogists able to confirm wherher this is true or just folk etymology?

#7 malvi

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 23:58

Originally posted by ensign14
Fortunate choice for the other CART drivers.

I read somewhere - I think it was in an Economaki column - that the first Foyt to get to the States was originally a Foitek...any genealogists able to confirm wherher this is true or just folk etymology?


According to 1992 AJ press kit, apart from the similarity of their names, both guys were able to trace their ancestery to Czechoslovakia, so they always joked about being distant relatives. Thats it, i guess.

#8 Elford68

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:54

It's a funny thing

#9 alfredaustria

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 14:17

I am looking for photos of Gregor Foitek. I have never seen a photo of Gregor from his two CART-races 1992: Surfers Paradise and Long Beach. Perhaps has anyone got some photos?
I have also seen only very few (good) photos from him driving formula one, as he frequently failed to qualify. Perhaps you can help?
And moreover from his one-off at the Le Mans 24 hrs 1991, where he drove the Kremer-Porsche 962 CK6 (Nr 46).
Your help is very much appreciated. Best wishes Alfred

#10 hansfohr

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 14:29

I am looking for photos of Gregor Foitek. I have never seen a photo of Gregor from his two CART-races 1992: Surfers Paradise and Long Beach. Perhaps has anyone got some photos?
I have also seen only very few (good) photos from him driving formula one, as he frequently failed to qualify. Perhaps you can help?

I send you a PM. :)

#11 Gabrci

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 15:37

I will send you some F1 photos.

#12 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:43

He has changed a bit, don't you think?

Then:
http://www.f1rejects...e/foitek-90.jpg

Now:
http://www.foitekaut...mp;changelang=5

#13 hansfohr

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:05

A.J. Foyt and Gegor Foitek (1992) :love:

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Quote A.J.F.
I brought the Frenchman (Gregor Foitek) here, and he just didn't like lookin' at the walls. He watched me (get close to the walls). He went home. He was a good road racer.

BTW Americans mix up countries, don´t they? LOL :lol:

Edited by hansfohr, 16 April 2010 - 08:13.


#14 Geza Sury

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 18:43

He has changed a bit, don't you think?

Then:
http://www.f1rejects...e/foitek-90.jpg

Now:
http://www.foitekaut...mp;changelang=5

OMG! What a difference! Reto (who might be Gregor's younger brother) resembles the young Gregor Foitek much more than the former Grand Prix driver himself! I think Gregor's hair turned grey after he retired (it happens quite often with racing drivers when they are still in their early thirties - just think about Philippe Alliot) and now he had his hair dyed in brown. Combine this with a pair of glasses and he is now virtually unrecognizable!

#15 D-Type

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 19:49

OMG! What a difference! Reto (who might be Gregor's younger brother) resembles the young Gregor Foitek much more than the former Grand Prix driver himself! I think Gregor's hair turned grey after he retired (it happens quite often with racing drivers when they are still in their early thirties - just think about Philippe Alliot) and now he had his hair dyed in brown. Combine this with a pair of glasses and he is now virtually unrecognizable!

I know it's OT, but Damon Hill is another example.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 22:38

I think Gregor's hair turned grey after he retired (it happens quite often with racing drivers when they are still in their early thirties - just think about Philippe Alliot)


I thought Alliot was already dying his hair when he was still racing wasn't he?

#17 Geza Sury

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 17:09

I thought Alliot was already dying his hair when he was still racing wasn't he?

Yes he was. I think he appeared with completely white hair around the middle of the 90s, after he had retired from Grand Prix racing for the second and final time. His hair was definately white when he was racing in the GT series afterwards.