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Frederick G. Wacker Jr. (born 10 July 1918 and died 16 June 1998) was an American businessman and engineer who participated in six Formula One races between 1953 and 1954 with Gordini, starting half of the races. His best finish was 6th place at the 1953 Italian Grand Prix in the final race of his Formula One career.

Prior to entering Formula One, he was involved in a fatal accident at the 1952 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Course, which was a street course at the time. While avoiding a collision with fellow driver John Fitch, Wacker's car left the circuit, injuring ten spectators and killing a 7-year-old boy. The accident prompted the location to be moved to the current Watkins Glen International location.


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1953 France Equipe Gordini Gordini 0 NC
1954 France Equipe Gordini Gordini 0 NC

Career Statistics[]

Entries 6
Starts 3
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 117
Distance Raced 997 km (620 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1953 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg 0 NC
DNS 9th DNS
1954 Flag of Argentina.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg 0 NC
Ret 8th DNA
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

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