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Volker Weidler (born 18 March 1962 in Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany) is a German retired racing driver who competed in Formula One for the Rial team in 1989. Outside of F1, he won the 1991 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mazdaspeed with Bertrand Gachot and Johnny Herbert.

Weidler took part in ten races in 1989, failing to pre-qualify for the first eight. Due to teammate Christian Danner's fourth place at the United States Grand Prix, the Rial team were not required to take part in pre-qualifying from the ninth race, the German Grand Prix, and beyond. Unfortunately, Weidler was excluded from his home race, failed to qualify for the next race, and was then dropped in favour of Pierre-Henri Raphanel, who had moved from the Coloni team.

Later in his racing career, he began to suffer from tinnitus and was forced into retirement.

Formula One Career[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Career Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts WDC Pos Report
1989 Rial Racing Rial-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report


Entries 10
Starts 0
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 0
Distance Raced 0 km (0 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
1989 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg 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
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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