14 Facts About Karl Wendlinger


Karl Wendlinger was born on 20 December 1968 and is an Austrian professional racing and former Formula One driver.


Schumacher went to the Jordan team before signing for Benetton, whilst Karl Wendlinger made a low key Formula One debut with the Leyton House outfit for the final two Grands Prix of the season.


Karl Wendlinger's second race didn't fare much better as the Adelaide circuit was a wash-out, torrential rain leading to a curtailed event.


Karl Wendlinger was classified in 20th place, two laps down on eventual winner Ayrton Senna, after aquaplaning on some of the huge puddles of water present that day.


Karl Wendlinger was kept at the renamed March team in 1992, alongside Paul Belmondo.


For 1993, Karl Wendlinger was re-united with Peter Sauber, who that year had become a Formula One team owner.


For 1994, Karl Wendlinger was retained as Mercedes made their official return to Formula One, buying a stake in Ilmor and becoming the team's engine supplier.


Karl Wendlinger's head struck the metal crash barrier, and FIA doctors found him unconscious.


Karl Wendlinger had planned to make his comeback at the Japanese Grand Prix, but pre-race testing revealed his neck was not strong enough.


Karl Wendlinger recovered from his injuries before the start of the 1995 Formula One season, where he would be driving at Sauber alongside Frentzen.


Since 2006, Karl Wendlinger has been part of the JetAlliance Racing team, competing again in the FIA GT Championship.


Karl Wendlinger crashed during the night on his in lap at the end of his second stint and was sent to the hospital as a precaution.


Karl Wendlinger has been competing for JetAlliance Racing in 2008 alongside Ryan Sharp.


Karl Wendlinger's helmet is yellow with 2 blue parallel lines in the middle of the helmet, a blue circle on the top and 3 red white red arrows between the parallel lines.