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Karl Wendlinger

Karl Wendlinger. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Karl Wendlinger. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Karl Wendlinger, Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 2014. Copyright Gergely Gabris, 2014. Used with Permission.

Karl Wendlinger, Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 2014. Copyright Gergely Gabris, 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

20 Dec 1968
Kufstein

Nationality:

Austria

Grands Prix:

41 (1991-1995)

F3000 starts:

11 (1990-1991)

Hugely successful in sportscars, he has been in the discipline for years and is currently in GT3 racing. He is still racing and testing sportscars, but only via his work with Mercedes as a brand ambassador, and so concentrates more on being an instructor and consultant to young drivers, as well as attending Mercedes functions and linking with historical events accordingly. Karl also works as a commentator. All of this has come ager surviving a monumental crash at Monaco in 1994 which nearly killed him and was largely responsible for his promising F1 career ending shortly afterwards.

Biography last updated 27 Apr 2015