Volker Weidler

Weidler
Nationality German
Date of Birth 18 March, 1962
Teams Rial (1989)
Races Entered 10
DNQ/DNPQ 10
Best Result 7th in pre-qualifying
France, 1989

Weidler, a product of German F3, never started an F1 race thanks to Rial's outdated car and volatile management. Success in Japan followed (including a history-making win at the Le Mans 24hrs) before being forced out of motor racing for medical reasons.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1982 • Competed in the EFDA Formula Ford Euroseries.
1983 • German F3, 3rd overall, 72 points, 1 win in a Walter Lechner Racing School Ralt RT3 Volkswagen.
1984 • German F3, 2nd overall, 154 points, 3 wins in a Volkswagen Motorsport Ralt RT3.
• British F3, 16th overall, 4 points in a Volkswagen Motorsport Ralt RT3.
1985 • German F3, 1st overall, 195 points, 6 wins in a Josef Kaufmann Racing Martini MK45 Volkswagen.
• F3 Eurocup, 3rd place in a Josef Kaufmann Racing Martini MK45 Volkswagen.
• Macau F3 Grand Prix, 7th place in a Ralt RT30 Volkswagen.
• World Sportscar Championship, 1 start in a Joest Porsche 956 with Duez and Winter.
1986 • DTM, 2nd overall, 2 wins in a Team Marko Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16.
• F3000, 2 DNQs in a Bromley Motorsport Ralt RT20 Cosworth.
• World Sportscar Championship, 39th overall, 14 points in a Cosmic March 84G Porsche with Los, and a Kremer Porsche 962C with Giacomelli.
1987 • World Sportscar Championship, =20th overall, 31 points in a Kremer Porsche 962C with Nissen.
1988 • F3000, =15th overall, 5 points in an Onyx March 88B Cosworth.
• World Sportscar Championship, 36th overall, 22 points in a Kremer Porsche 962C/CK6 with various drivers.
Formula One
1989 • Rial ARC2 Cosworth V8, 10 entries, 1 DNQ, 8 DNPQs, 1 exclusion.
After F1
1990 • Japanese F3000, 6th overall, 15 points, 1 win in a Team Take One Lola T90/50 Mugen.
• Japanese Sports Prototype Championship, =11th overall, 27 points in a From A Porsche 962C with Nakaya and Hane.
• World Sportscar Championship, 1 start in a Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C with Nakaya.
1991 • Japanese F3000, 3rd overall, 25 points, 1 win in a Kawai Steel Team Nova Lola T91/50 Mugen.
• Japanese Sports Prototype Championship, =7th overall, 52 points in a From A Nissan R91CK with Nakaya.
• World Sportscar Championship, 1 start at Le Mans, 1 win, =16th overall, 20 points in a Mazdaspeed Mazda 787B with Gachot and Herbert.
1992 • Competed in Japanese F3000.
• Japanese Sports Prototype Championship, 3 starts, 8th overall, 39 points in a From A Nissan R91CK with Martini and Kaneishi.
• World Sportscar Championship, 2 starts, =23rd overall, 10 points in a Mazdaspeed Mazda MXR-01 with various drivers.
• Retired from international motorsport.

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