Hans-Joachim Stuck

Hans- Joachim " Strietzel " Stuck ( born January 1, 1951 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen ) is a former German race car driver. He started 1974-1979 in Formula 1, won in 1986 and 1987, the 24 - hour race at Le Mans and in 1990 German Touring Car Championship.

  • 4.1 Formula 1 Results
  • 4.2 Le Mans results
  • 4.3 24-hour Nürburgring Race Results

Childhood and youth

As the son of " Mountain King " Hans Stuck and his wife Christa -Maria Stuck he was able to collect as a teenager at the Nurburgring experience, as his father held driving courses there. By special permission, he got a driver's license at age 16. In 1969 he won the sports driver course and earned the Scuderia Hanseat with successes in smaller races, the international racing license.



In 1970 the 19-year young " nature boy " with his already long experience the inaugural 24 -hour race at the Nurburgring in a BMW from the Koepchen racing team. He could repeat 1998 ( on BMW Diesel) and 2004 ( BMW M3 GTR) this success.

1971 stucco works driver at BMW in the European Touring Car. He also made ​​the first steps in Formula 2 and also developed his trademark blue helmet with white stars around the visor opening.

Back at BMW of the " King of Hockenheim " celebrated victories in Formula 2 on a March with Bavarian Motor. These successes made ​​for sold-out race tracks, especially at the Hockenheimring, where the F2 up to three times a year a guest, among other things, at the Jim Clark Memorial Race.

In Formula 1 Stuck 1974-1976 for March - Ford a total of eight world championship points a. Stuck in 1977 was initially intended as a driver of the newly founded German Formula 1 teams ATS. Before the first race of the new team Stuck however offered a great opportunity: As a replacement for the fatally injured in a plane crash Brazilian Carlos Pace, he got a cockpit at the Brabham team of Bernie Ecclestone. Here he faced in the Brabham - Alfa Romeo V12 each third places both his home race, the Hockenheimring and Zeltweg. In the U.S., he fell while leading off after 15 laps with clutch problems. For the 1978 season, he had his place in the team the newcomer Niki Lauda cede.

For Shadow ( 1978) and the German ATS team (1979 ) was able to Stuck in the following years points each, but missed the chance to go to the team of Williams, just before it won the first great successes. After that, the F1 career was over, especially his height of about 194 cm in the face of technological development was unsuitable. To the fuel tank instead of the current safely to the side pods, with a focus neutral and aerodynamically be able to accommodate in the middle of the car cheaper, the cockpits were extremely placed far forward. Some F1 driver suffered serious leg injuries due to this construction (including Ronnie Peterson, Didier Pironi, Clay Regazzoni, Marc Surer, Johnny Cecotto ).

1980s and 1990s

In the following years he became a factory driver for Porsche in the Porsche 956, and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Supercup Porsche 962 C in the years 1986 and 1987. Too, in the 12- hour race at Sebring he was victorious, 1986, 1988, and in 1975 for BMW.

Even in the U.S., in the Trans-Am series, and in the IMSA GTO series, stucco joined 1988 ( TransAm ) respectively 1989 ( IMSA GTO) for Audi successfully on spectacular car. His time in the TransAm series he graduated with an Audi 200 quattro Trans-Am, during which he drives an Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO was on the race track road in 1989.

When the German Touring Car Championship gained popularity and the works got in, he moved to the touring car, which as a safe were considered far above 300 km / h fast sports car. In 1990, Stuck on Audi V8 DTM that has been set as the ITC end of 1996.

From the mid- 1990s, stucco was back at Porsche, but missed the 1996 Le Mans win just on the Porsche 911 GT1. Stuck had no luck at Le Mans and in the three subsequent years. Porsche Also in 1997 there has been no victory, they succeeded only in 1998 a tapered Porsche team ( which, however, remained winless in the FIA ​​GT Championship ). Starting in 1998, Stuck was back at BMW, the new BMW V12 Le Mans Roadster had at Le Mans early to give up with wheel bearing damage. The victorious team of 1999 BMW stucco was no longer represented.

28 years after his first win in the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring in 1998 he managed another victory in a BMW 320d diesel.


The victorious in the ALMS in 2001 BMW M3 GTR V8 was 2002 not used due to the non-standard motor, but tested end of the year with regard to the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring in 2003. On inserts in VLN endurance racing the Schnitzer team has however omitted. In the race the car embarrassing gear damage suffered at the start. The following year, the team successfully participated in VLN races and Stuck won the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring for the third time. In 2005, his car behind the vehicle occupied the second place team mates. The possible use on both factory cars, which would have a new victory almost guaranteed was only allowing Pedro Lamy. In 2006, after the withdrawal of the works cars, he stepped on a private M3 GTR with six-cylinder engine in, along with, among others, the even older Dieter Quester, but dropped out after pile-up on the night of. By the end of the Formula 1 season 2007 stucco was seen as a Formula 1 expert at the television premiere.

On April 28, 2007 Stuck suffered in the BMW Z4 of the Schubert team an accident while VLN race at the Nurburgring and injured himself badly while. He was taken to the Armed Forces Central Hospital Koblenz, where a sternum bruise and a lumbar vertebra were found.

On May 9 and June 10, 2007 Stuck attended the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring together with his son Johannes Stuck and Claudia Hurtgen. The used BMW Z4 M Coupe was inferior to the Porsche cars in terms of performance, however, came in fifth overall and first in the class up to 3500 cc.

In the FIA ​​European Truck Racing Championship 2007 Stuck for the Truck Race Team Allgäu on a MAN, but only reached the penultimate place in the overall standings.

In 2008 he moved to the VW Group, for which he was already engaged in his Audi times. Stuck to launch the new VW Scirocco in the 24 -hour race at the Nurburgring and won his class. In addition, he jumped at the 6 -hour race for the diseased Hermann Tilke and drove a Lamborghini Gallardo.

In 2009, he was instrumental in the development of the Audi R8 LMS and celebrated as part of the VLN Endurance Championship to win a single R8 LMS this season. With a bold maneuver, he overtook the leading Porsche and won the race.

After the 24 -hour race at the Nurburgring 2011 Stuck ended his racing career. In this race he formed with his sons Ferdinand, John and Dennis Rostek on a riding Lamborghini Gallardo Team Stuck ³ and was fifteenth in the standings.

Since April 21, 2012 Stuck President of the German Motorsport Association ( DMSB ).


Nicknamed " Strietzel " he owes his godmother, the similarity with a plait at his baptism ( Silesian: Strietzel ) should have detected. Hans -Joachim Stuck carries that nickname to this day and is firmly attached to it. So the name override Strietzel stucco is also common in media reports.


Formula 1 Results

Le Mans results

24-Hour Race Nürburgring results