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Siegfried Stohr

11. May 2019 
by Ziv Knoll
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Siegfried Stohr is a former racing driver from Rimini, Italy.

A psychology graduate at the University of Padua, but the passion of racing led him to motorsport.

Stohr won the Italian Formula 3 championship in 1978 in a Chevron and quickly progressed to Formula 2 in 1979.

In 1980 he drove a Toleman in F2 for Alan Docking Racing and scored one win, in Enna-Pergusa.

He finished 4th in the championship.

The Italian joined Arrows for the 1981 Formula One season, as teammate to highly rated Riccardo Patrese.

At first, he couldn’t match Patrese pace, but gradually improved, qualifying closer to his team-mate.

He was a special character, smart and relax, it seems.

He was once seen sleeping in his F1 car, minutes before the start of the race.

Then came an accident in Zolder, where he injured one of his mechanics on the starting line, it was not his fault but a series of unfortunate circumstances, it must be said.

Stohr confidence was badly affected by the accident, and he retired from racing at the end of the season without having scored any championship point.