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Jochen Mass

Jochen Mass. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Jochen Mass. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Jochen Mass, Goodwood Revival, 2013. Copyright David Holland, 2013. Used with permission.

Jochen Mass, Goodwood Revival, 2013. Copyright David Holland, 2013. Used with permission.

Born:

30 Sep 1946
Dorfen, nr. Munich

Nationality:

Germany

Grands Prix:

105 (1973-1982)

F2 starts:

24 (1972-1978)

Works in television. Retired from driving only in the late 1990's, although he occasionally competes in either historic races or special one-off drives in numerous series. He now works in motor racing administration and was the head of was then called the Ancien Pilotes. A thoughtful, sensitive and humorous man, who is immensely popular, Mass was initially a merchant seaman before embarking on a racing career, in hillclimbing in 1968. Jochen then became one of the very greatest sportscar drivers of his era as well as being a long-time Grand Prix driver. Mass won Le Mans in 1989 and Sebring in 1987, but also became a touring car champion, taking the European Crown in 1972.

Biography last updated 15 Mar 2017