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Bernd Schneider

Bernd Schneider

German racecar driver
Bernd Schneider
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Intro German racecar driver
A.K.A. Бернд Шнайдер
Is Racecar driver Formula One driver
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 July 1964, Sankt Ingbert, Germany
Age: 56 years
Star sign CancerCancer
Family
Spouse: Nicole Bierhoff
The details

Biography

Bernd Schneider (born 20 July 1964 in St. Ingbert) is a racing driver from Germany. He is a five-time Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters champion, and a Mercedes Brand Ambassador.

Career

Early years

Schneider was named after legendary driver Bernd Rosemeyer, winner of the 1936 European Drivers' Championship. Introduced to karting at an early age, he displayed an obvious talent for racing. After several years in the junior kart series, Schneider won the 1980 German Kart championship. Two years later, he would win the 1982 European Kart championship with the national team. In 1983, he won the African kart championship.

Single seater racing

The next few years, Schneider would race in the various Formula Ford series in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. In 1986, he joined the German Formula Three circuit, winning the title the following year in 1987. This brought him to the attention of Erich Zakowski, who signed Schneider to drive for his Formula One team Zakspeed in 1988 and 1989. However, the small German-based squad did little to make an impression on the F1 circuit and Schneider only able to qualify for nine races out of the 32 he entered with the team (7 out of 16 with the turbo powered car in 1988 and only twice out of 16 attempts did he pre-qualify and actually qualify for a race in 1989). Schneider also briefly drove for Arrows, before leaving single seaters and racing Porsche sports cars in the early 1990s for Kremer Racing and Joest Racing, in the World Sportscar Championship and the Interserie and races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

DTM championships

Schneider won his fifth DTM championship in 2006.

In 1992, Schneider moved to the DTM (German Touring Car Championship), driving for AMG-Mercedes. Finishing third his first season, he has since been a regular Mercedes driver. In 1995, he won his first DTM championship, piloting an AMG C-Class.

In the years of the DTM's absence, Schneider raced the works Mercedes CLK GTR cars in the FIA GT Championship, winning the title in 1997 after winning six races. In 1998, now with the CLK-LM variant, although winning five races with teammate Mark Webber, he lost the title to teammates Klaus Ludwig and Ricardo Zonta. He was also a Mercedes works driver in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and 1999.

Bernd Schneider at the Sachsenring in 2002

The DTM returned in 2000 with silhouette bodies and V8 engines, and Schneider took the championship crown three of the first four years (2000, 2001, and 2003) in an AMG CLK-Class; he was runner up in 2002. Still driving for AMG, Schneider has won a record four championships; in 2005, he was teammates with (among others) former F1 champion Mika Häkkinen, and in 2006 won his fifth championship title.

It was announced on 21 October 2008 that Schneider will retire from racing at the conclusion of the 2008 season.

Post-DTM

In recent years, Schneider has returned from retirement to take part in several endurance races. In 2013 he raced in and won the 24 Hours of Dubai, the Bathurst 12 Hour, the 24 Hours Nürburgring and the Spa 24 Hours in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Schneider currently races in the Pro-Am class of the Blancpain Sprint Series in the #70 GT Russian Team Viatti Mercedes.

Personal life

Schneider lives in Monte Carlo with his girlfriend Svenja and their daughter Lilly-Sophie. He also has children Lisa-Marie and Luca Maximilian with his ex-wife Nicole. Schneider still enjoys karting.

Racing record

Complete Formula One results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1988 West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 Straight-4 t/c BRA
DNQ
SMR
DNQ
MON
DNQ
MEX
Ret
CAN
DNQ
DET
DNQ
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER
12
HUN
DNQ
BEL
13
ITA
Ret
POR
DNQ
ESP
DNQ
JPN
Ret
AUS
DNQ
NC 0
1989 West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 891 Yamaha OX88 V8 BRA
Ret
SMR
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
CAN
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
Ret
AUS
DNPQ
NC 0
1990 Footwork Arrows Racing Arrows A11 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 USA
12
BRA SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR NC 0
Arrows A11B ESP
DNQ
JPN AUS

Complete World Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1987 Ford Texaco Racing Team / Rousesport Ford Sierra RS500 MNZ JAR DIJ NUR SPA BNO SIL BAT CLD WEL FJI*
43rd 16

* Overall race position shown. Registered WTCC points paying position may differ.

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft/Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pos. Pts
1986 Ford-Grab Motorsport GmbH Ford Sierra XR4 TI ZOL HOC NÜR AVU MFA WUN NÜR ZOL
14
NÜR
11
27th 13
1987 Ford-Grab Motorsport GmbH Ford Sierra XR4 TI HOC
6
ZOL
14
NÜR
2
AVU
Ret
MFA NOR
22
NÜR WUN
9
DIE
9
SAL 15th 56
1988 Ford-Grab Motorsport GmbH Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ZOL1 ZOL2 HOC1 HOC2 NÜR1 NÜR2 BRN1 BRN2 AVU1 AVU2 MFA1 MFA2 NÜR1 NÜR2 NOR1
22
NOR2
10
WUN1 WUN2 SAL1 SAL2 HUN1 HUN2 HOC1 HOC2 38th 9
1989 Ford Motorsport Eggenberger Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ZOL1 ZOL2 HOC1 HOC2 NÜR1 NÜR2 MFA1 MFA2 AVU1 AVU2 NÜR1 NÜR2 NOR1
18
NOR2
Ret
HOC1 HOC2 DIE1 DIE2 NÜR1 NÜR2 HOC1 HOC2 49th 1
1991 Zakspeed Racing Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL1 ZOL2 HOC1 HOC2 NÜR1 NÜR2 AVU1 AVU2 WUN1 WUN2 NOR1 NOR2 DIE1 DIE2 NÜR1
11
NÜR2
6
ALE1
23
ALE2
2
HOC1
10
HOC2
7
BRN1 BRN2 DON1
Ret
DON2
DNS
15th 26
1992 AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL1
5
ZOL2
Ret
NÜR1
10
NÜR2
Ret
WUN1
7
WUN2
4
AVU1
3
AVU2
1
HOC1
2
HOC2
Ret
NÜR1
4
NÜR2
4
NOR1
Ret
NOR2
4
BRN1
7
BRN2
Ret
DIE1
2
DIE2
Ret
ALE1
1
ALE2
1
NÜR1
1
NÜR2
3
HOC1
Ret
HOC2
Ret
3rd 191
1993 AMG-Mercedes Sonax Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 93 ZOL1
Ret
HOC1
1
HOC2
1
NÜR1
2
NÜR2
2
WUN1
7
WUN2
6
NÜR1
5
NÜR2
5
NOR1
Ret
NOR2
Ret
DON1
4
DON2
3
DIE1
2
DIE2
6
ALE1
2
ALE2
1
AVU1
3
AVU2
23
HOC1
Ret
HOC2
6
3rd 172
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL2
9
1994 AMG Mercedes Tabac-Original Sonax Mercedes C-Class V6 ZOL1
19
ZOL2
DNS
HOC1
Ret
HOC2
Ret
NÜR1
Ret
NÜR2
16
MUG1
5
MUG2
2
NÜR1
3
NÜR2
18
NOR1
Ret
DON1
2
DON2
DSQ
NOR2
Ret
DIE1
Ret
DIE2
1
NÜR1
3
NÜR2
18
AVU1
Ret
AVU2
DNS
ALE1
9
ALE2
5
HOC1
3
HOC2
1
10th 86
1995 D2 Privat-Team AMG Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC1
1
HOC2
1
AVU1
Ret
AVU2
11
NOR1
4
NOR2
1
DIE1
7
DIE2
6
NÜR1
1
NÜR2
1
ALE1
6
ALE2
3
HOC1
Ret
HOC2
13
1st 138
2000 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC1
1
HOC2
1
OSC1
3
OSC2
12
NOR1
4
NOR2
1
SAC1
3
SAC2
3
NÜR1
1
NÜR2
1
LAU1
C
LAU2
C
OSC1
2
OSC2
1
NÜR1
2
NÜR2
4
HOC1
2
HOC2
NC
1st 221
2001 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOCQR
1
HOCCR
1
NÜRQR
6
NÜRCR
2
OSCQR
3
OSCCR
2
SACQR
4
SACCR
1
NORQR
1
NORCR
2
LAUQR
3
LAUCR
2
NÜRQR
4
NÜRCR
6
A1RQR
1
A1RCR
1
ZANQR
10
ZANCR
3
HOCQR
Ret
HOCCR
3
1st 161
2002 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOCQR
11
HOCCR
4
ZOLQR
6
ZOLCR
3
DONQR
8
DONCR
12
SACQR
3
SACCR
2
NORQR
3
NORCR
2
LAUQR
2
LAUCR
1
NÜRQR
3
NÜRCR
3
A1RQR
2
A1RCR
2
ZANQR
6
ZANCR
2
HOCQR
2
HOCCR
1
2nd 64
2003 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK 2003 HOC
1
ADR
5
NÜR
4
LAU
1
NOR
3
DON
2
NÜR
3
A1R
2
ZAN
2
HOC
6
1st 68
2004 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2004 HOC
17†
EST
5
ADR
11
LAU
3
NOR
3
SHA
NÜR
3
OSC
Ret
ZAN
5
BRN
10
HOC
1
6th 36
2005 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005 HOC
3
LAU
17†
SPA
17†
BRN
Ret
OSC
4
NOR
10
NÜR
5
ZAN
8
LAU
Ret
IST
3
HOC
1
4th 32
2006 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2006 HOC
1
LAU
1
OSC
5
BRH
3
NOR
2
NÜR
2
ZAN
2
CAT
2
BUG
5
HOC
4
1st 71
2007 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2007 HOC
7
OSC
6
LAU
4
BRH
1
NOR
2
MUG
11
ZAN
12
NÜR
7
CAT
Ret
HOC
5
6th 31.5
2008 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC
8
OSC
12
MUG
4
LAU
7
NOR
6
ZAN
9
NÜR
1
BRH
9
CAT
3
BUG
5
HOC
6
6th 34

- Shanghai was a non-championship round.

  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Complete International Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos. Pts
1995 D2 Privat-Team AMG Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 MUG1
1
MUG2
3
HEL1
5
HEL2
Ret
DON1
1
DON2
1
EST1
1
EST2
2
MAG1
1
MAG2
1
1st 138
1996 D2 Privat-Team AMG Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC1
4
HOC2
2
NÜR1
4
NÜR2
6
EST1
11
EST2
12
HEL1
16
HEL2
Ret
NOR1
9
NOR2
6
DIE1
1
DIE2
1
SIL1
16
SIL2
5
NÜR1
2
NÜR2
2
MAG1
Ret
MAG2
8
MUG1
2
MUG2
1
HOC1
HOC2
Ret
INT1
5
INT2
14
SUZ1
3
SUZ2
1
2nd 205

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1991 Joest Porsche Racing Henri Pescarolo
Louis Krages
Porsche 962C C2 197 DNF DNF
1998 AMG-Mercedes Klaus Ludwig
Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM GT1 19 DNF DNF
1999 AMG-Mercedes Franck Lagorce
Pedro Lamy
Mercedes-Benz CLR LMGTP 76 DNF DNF

Complete FIA GT Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 AMG Mercedes GT1 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12 HOC
Ret
SIL
2
HEL
8
NÜR
1
SPA
2
A1R
4
SUZ
DON
1
MUG
Ret
SEB
1
LAG
1
1st 72
1998 AMG Mercedes GT1 Mercedes-Benz CLK LM Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12 OSC
3
SIL
1
HOC
1
DIJ
11
HUN
1
SUZ
1
DON
1
A1R
2
HMS
4
LAG
2
3rd 69

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
2015 GT Russian Team Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Pro-Am NOGQR
5
NOGCR
11
BRHQR
14
BRHCR
10
ZOLQR
12
ZOLCR
13
MOSQR MOSCR ALGQR ALGCR MISQR MISCR ZANQR ZANCR 5th 92
2016 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro MISQR
Ret
MISCR
7
BRHQR
1
BRHCR
2
NÜRQR
8
NÜRCR
3
HUNQR
5
HUNCR
5
CATQR
10
CATCR
31
4th 59
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