Heinz Schiller

Heinz Schiller ( born January 25, 1930 in Frauenfeld, † March 25, 2007 in Geneva) was a Swiss racing driver.

Heinz Schiller was Swiss speedboat champion before he came on four wheels to the sport. He began in the 1950s in Switzerland national racing with Porsche GT and RS to drive Sport and reached there countless class wins. In 1957 he was second in his class at the Mille Miglia, again with a Porsche. In 1958 he drove a Porsche RS in the Formula 2 race at Pau and finished sixth.

In 1961 he drove a full season in the European Hill Climb Championship with a Porsche Carrera Abarth, which he crowned with the title win in the GT category. In 1962, he got a contract with the Scuderia Filipinetti and was team-mate Jo Siffert. He drove the Porsche 718- seater of the team at Formula 1 races which did not count for the World Championship. At the Grand Prix of Germany 1962 - it should be his only appearance at a World Cup race of the Formula 1 - he drove the Lotus 24 - BRM of the team. He went from 20th on the grid into the race, but separated already in the fourth round with falling oil pressure. Once again he drove the now -down even in the years of the Porsche 718 for the Scuderia. At the race in Pau in 1963, he managed the third place his best finish in a single-seater racing.

Successfully he was also in the sports car. . Driving for Scuderia he reached the third place in its class with a Porsche 904 at the 1000 km race at the Nürburgring 1963 1964, again in the Porsche 904, there was a tenth overall and third in class - again with Jo Siffert - at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Le Mans results

  • Formula 1 racing driver ( Switzerland )
  • Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • World Sports Car Championship racer
  • Mountain racers
  • Swiss
  • Born in 1930
  • Died in 2007
  • Man