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Rolf Stommelen

Rolf Stommelen. Copyright Adrian, the owner of www.f1racing.ch, 2010. Used with permission.

Rolf Stommelen. Copyright Adrian Wirz (www.f1racing.ch), 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

11 Jul 1943
Siegen

Died:

24 Apr 1983
Riverside Circuit, California, USA

Nationality:

Germany

Grands Prix:

54 (1969-1978)

F2 starts:

12 (1970-1976)

Killed in a crash at an IMSA race in Riverside, suffering a fatal heart-attack after sustaining serious injuries. Often raced with Porsche, and started with them in sportscars. Stommelen also drove in hillclimbs before Formula 1. An extremely verstatile and fast racer, he took a number of touring car titles, as well as endurance wins at Nurburgring 1000km (1972, 1977 and 1980), the Daytona 24 Hours (1968, 1978, 1980 and 1982) and the Targa Florio (1967) to his credit.

Biography last updated 2 Mar 2016