Karl Wendlinger (born December 20, 1968 is a former Austrian Formula One driver who competed in the sport from 1991 to 1995.

During the first Free Practice session in the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix, on Thursday morning Wendlinger had a major accident in the Nouvelle Chicane after hitting the wall at almost 280 km/h. Wendlinger was in a coma for several weeks and threatened his F1 career. After the accident, the Sauber-Mercedes team decided to withdraw from the race.

Wendlinger underperformed during the 1995 season and was replaced by French driver Jean-Christophe Boullion from round 4 until round 15. His last race was at Australia.

Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]


Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1991 Leyton House Racing Leyton House-Ilmor 0 NC Report
1992 March F1 March-Ilmor 3 12th Report
1993 Sauber Sauber 7 12th Report
1994 Sauber Mercedes Sauber-Mercedes 4 19th Report
1995 Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 42
Starts 41
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 14
Laps Raced 1670
Distance Raced 7958 km (4945 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1991 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
Ret 20th
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1992 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 3 12th
Ret Ret Ret 8th 12th Ret 4th Ret Ret 16th Ret 11th 10th Ret
1993 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 7 12th
Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 6th Ret Ret 9th 6th Ret 4th 5th Ret 16th
1994 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the Pacific Community.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 4 19th
6th Ret 4th DNS INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ
1995 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of the Pacific Community.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret Ret 13th 10th Ret


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
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Race stopped after 14/81 Laps. Half points awarded
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