Markus Winkelhock

Markus Winkelhock
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Winkelhock at the Brands Hatch round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season.
Nationality Germany German
Born (1980-06-13) 13 June 1980 (age 37)
Stuttgart, West Germany
Previous series
2004, 20072010
2001, 2003
FIA GT1 World Championship
Formula One
Porsche Supercup
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
Masters of Formula 3
German F3 Championship
Formula Renault 2000 Italy
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup
Formula Renault Germany
Formula König
Championship titles
2012 FIA GT1 World Championship
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 2007
Teams Spyker
Entries 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2007 European Grand Prix
Last entry 2007 European Grand Prix

Markus Winkelhock (born 13 June 1980) is a German professional racing driver, who has taken part in one Formula One Grand Prix, which he briefly led. He is the son of Manfred Winkelhock and nephew of Joachim Winkelhock, both of whom were Formula One drivers in the 1980s. [1] Having switched to sports and touring car racing, he has also won the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2012 with team-mate Marc Basseng.

Early career

Winkelhock driving in the German F3 series in 2002.

Born in Stuttgart, Winkelhock won races in a string of junior formulae including Formula König, German Formula Renault and the Formula Renault Eurocup from 1998–2000. [2]

In 2001, Winkelhock joined the German Formula 3 Championship, where he remained until the championship became the F3 Euroseries in 2003. His record was fifth overall in 2001 (three wins), seventh in 2002 (one win) and fourth in 2003 (two wins). [2]

He switched to touring car racing in 2004, with a season in the DTM in an AMG- Mercedes CLK. But he failed to score a point all year with the Persson team. [2]

Winkelhock switched back to single-seater racing in 2005, joining the World Series by Renault with Draco. He won three times but there were also some less than shining moments – notably when he crashed at Monaco in qualifying and on the first lap of the race. [2]

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