Heinz Schiller (born 25 January 1930 and died 26 March 2007) was a Swiss racing driver who participated in the 1962 German Grand Prix. He also raced in six non-championship Grand Prix, finishing 3rd at the 1963 Pau Grand Prix.
Schiller began is racing careers in speedboats, winning a championship in Switzerland. He transitioned to sports cars in the mid-1950s. Eventually, he began racing single seater cars, first in hillclimb events and then moving to circuit racing.
He made his way in Formula One driving a Porsche 718 for Ecurie Nationale Suisse at two non-championship races in 1962. He joined the Ecurie Filipinetti team and continued racing non-championship events with them. He was set to make his championship debut at the 1962 Belgian Grand Prix with the Dutch Ecurie Maarsbergen team, but was withdrawn prior to qualifying.
The following year, still with Ecurie Filipinetti, he came in 3rd in the non-championship 1963 Pau Grand Prix from 10th on the grid. Despite his success, that was his only Formula One appearance that year, as he returned to sport car racing.
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.|
|1962||Ecurie Maarsbergen||Porsche||Did not participate|
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||91 km (57 mi)|
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|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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