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 CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Career RecordEdit

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 ResultsEdit

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 Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 0 NC

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols


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