Otto Stuppacher

Otto Stuppacher
Born(1947-03-03)3 March 1947
Died13 August 2001(2001-08-13) (aged 54)
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityAustria Austrian
Active years1976
Teamsnon-works Tyrrell
Entries3 (0 starts)
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1976 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry1976 United States Grand Prix

Otto Stuppacher (3 March 1947 – 13 August 2001)[1] was a racing driver from Vienna, Austria.[1] He competed in hill-climbs and sports car racing before entering 3 Formula One Grands Prix with the ÖASC Racing Team in 1976, with a Tyrrell 007. He was refused entry to the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix, along with teammate Karl Oppitzhauser, despite trying to raise a petition from the other teams.

At the 1976 Italian Grand Prix he failed to qualify by a considerable margin, but subsequently he was promoted up the order when three other cars had their times disallowed due to fuel irregularities. Unfortunately, Stuppacher had already left the circuit and returned home, and was unable to get back to the circuit in time to race. The three demoted runners were eventually re-admitted after the withdrawal of Stuppacher and Arturo Merzario.

Stuppacher failed to qualify at his other two attempts in 1976, the 1976 Canadian Grand Prix and the 1976 USA East Grand Prix, the latter seeing him over 27 seconds off the time of pole-sitter James Hunt. To date, this gap between pole-position time and slowest time during qualifying in an official Formula One race is a record that still stands today.[citation needed]

It is not clear how much racing Stuppacher did after 1976, and very little is known of him until he was found dead in his Vienna flat in 2001.

Complete Formula One World Championship participations


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1976 ÖASC Racing Team Tyrrell 007 Cosworth V8 BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA
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