Otto the Austrian
Posted 14 July 2000 - 14:28
We know thus far: he was born on 3 March 1947 in Vienna, and was a hillclimb and Porsche sports car racer of no real renown. He raced in F1 in 1976 in a Tyrrell 007, DNQ-ing three times.
Although at Monza, when McLaren drivers James Hunt and Jochen Mass, plus Penske driver John Watson had their times disallowed for fuel irregularities, Arturo Merzario and Stuppacher were bumped up to 25th and 26th. But by this stage, Stuppacher was already back in Vienna, and he was unable to make it back in time for the start.
Does anyone have any stories about his time in F1, or know anything about his pre and post F1 racing career? Thanks heaps!
Posted 14 July 2000 - 18:26
The article describes him as Der Wiener Hobby-Rennfahrer (the Viennese hobby racing driver), so perhaps he became bored with his hobby?
Actually, I seem to remember reading somewhere that he was an amateur hillclimber, possibly in the European Championship.
Posted 14 July 2000 - 18:38
/C F Eick
Posted 15 July 2000 - 01:18
He competed in the 1969 Austrian GP and shared his Porsche 910 with a certain Niki Lauda. They finished in 21st place.
Posted 15 July 2000 - 08:55
Siffert also won the GP in 1968 the last to be held at the Zeltweg airfield circuit.
Posted 15 July 2000 - 21:29
The Austrian GP was held as a non-championship F1 race in 1963, and as a round of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1964. From 1965 it became a sports car race and was a round of the International Championship for Makes in 1968 and 1969.
Posted 15 July 2000 - 22:26
Bruce still loved him, but Cooper wasn't at all impressed. The end of his GP career.
Posted 01 November 2000 - 15:27
Originally posted by Kuwashima
...but can find virtually no info (not to mention pictures) on him at all!
Patiente is such a virtue...
Posted 01 November 2000 - 16:43
And is that still the original Tyrrell paint job underneath?
BTW, Felix, I can understand that you don't want to keep this one for the game. That would be a very brief Why...
Posted 01 November 2000 - 18:59
This was taken at Mosport in the 1976 Canadian GP. It was of course during the practice...