Volker Weidler

Volker Weidler ( born March 18, 1962 in Heidelberg ) is a former German race car driver.

In 1989, Weidler besides Christian Danner for the German Rial team in Formula 1, he took from the Grand Prix of Brazil to the Hungarian Grand Prix at ten Grand Prix events in part, but it always failed in the pre-qualification and was never able to the actual training or the race to qualify.

In 1991, Volker Weidler his greatest success in racing. Along with Johnny Herbert and Bertrand Gachot he won on the Mazda 787B rotary engine, the 24 - hour race at Le Mans. During the race, the driver Volker Weidler is flying out an earplug. Due to the extremely loud, screaming rotary engine, the driver suffered a hearing loss.

The following year, Weidler retired as leader of the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship because of tinnitus by motor racing back, because he was suffering because of tinnitus also under equilibrium disorders. Since then he has worked as Managing Director of the parent service operation in Weinheim.

Le Mans results

  • Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • World Sports Car Championship racer
  • Formula 3000 racer
  • DTM racer
  • Racers ( Germany )
  • Born in 1962
  • Man
  • German