Claude Haldi

Claude Haldi ( born November 28, 1942) is a former Swiss racing driver.

The career of Claude Haldi - which began with a mountain race in 1965 - lasted more than two decades. Haldi, who played solely for touring and sports car race, with 22 Le Mans starts the Swiss with the most appearances at the famous endurance race at the Sarthe.

The wealthy Haldi was at all major sports car races in Europe at the start. He drove in the 1000 km race from Paris, the 1000 km race at Monza, the 1000 km race at the Nürburgring, the. Spa 24 Hours and in all other major sports car classics In 1969, he was the 24-hour race in Spa second in the overall standings and in 1973 he finished with partner Leo Kinnunen, the Targa Florio third overall.

In the 1970s, he was one of the best drivers in the GT class and was also in the German racing championship regularly at the start. He celebrated this race wins in Dijon and Hockenheim. In 1970, he secured the overall title of the GT class of the European Hillclimb Championship. In 1977, he scored his only victory in the sports car world championship when he won the 6- hour race at Hockenheim with Bob Wollek and John Fitzpatrick.

At Le Mans he was denied to despite 22 participations good results. His best finish he achieved in 1979 with the 11th place in the overall standings on a Porsche 935 His good contacts with Porsche - Haldi financed many of his race from its own resources and attacked almost always to vehicles of the German sports car maker back - but opened him two work engagement as a driver in Le Mans.

Since the end of his racing career in 1993, he worked on the development of its economic enterprises. Today is the owner of several industrial and joined as Vice President of the Swiss automobile clubs motor racing still.

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