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Manfred Winkelhock

Manfred Winkelhock was a German auto racing driver, born October 6, 1951. He died on August 12, 1985 in a car crash, in a race at Mosport Park[?] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Winkelhock first tried to qualify for Formula One Grand Prix in Italy in 1980 when he stood in for the injured Jochen Mass[?] at Arrows[?]. With the support of BMW he landed a drive with ATS[?] in 1982 but the car was rarely reliable and although he qualified well on several occasions there were few results and a lot of accidents. At the same time he was a regular sports car and touring car driver, winning the Monza 1000[?] with Marc Surer[?] in 1985.

He was killed in the summer when he crashed heavily at turn 2 at Mosport Park during the Budweiser 1000 km World Sportscar Championship event.

Manfred's brother Joachim Winkelhock[?] later tried to become a Formula One driver with the AGS[?] team, but never managed to qualify for a race, although he enjoyed a successful career in touring car racing.

In 2000, Manfred's son Marcus Winkelhock[?] emerged as a frontrunner in the German Formula 3[?] Championship.



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