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Otto Stuppacher

3rd March 1947
13th August 2001 (Aged 54)
Most recent race (in database):

This little known Austrian entered four Grands Prix during 1976 without ever qualifying. Although Otto Stuppacher first competed in 1968, previous experience had been limited to hillclimbs and the occasional sports car event.

Formula 1 privateer

The entry list for the 1976 Austrian GP included Stuppacher’s OASC Racing Team Tyrrell 007-Ford but his fellow drivers and the governing body deemed both Stuppacher and the equally under-qualified Karl Oppitzhauser not experienced enough to race. Their cars remained idle throughout the weekend.

Oppitzhauser did not return but Stuppacher had his entry for the Italian GP accepted although he could only muster the 26th fastest time in practice and the Austrian failed to make the field. Overnight the cars of James Hunt, Jochen Mass and John Watson were demoted due to fuel irregularities and Stuppacher was belatedly awarded a place on the grid. Unfortunately he had already returned to Vienna and he was nowhere to be seen on raceday.

Stuppacher shipped his car to North America for the Canadian and United States GPs but he was hopelessly slow and failed to qualify for either race.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
1976 F1 World Championship
OASC Racing Team
0 (4) 0 0 0 0
1975 World Championship of Makes 1 0 0 0 0
1972 World Championship of Makes
Bosch Racing Team
3 (1) 0 0 0 2
1971 International Championship of Makes
Bosch Racing Team
0 (1) 0 0 0 0