Bernd Schneider

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
Star sign Cancer

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 BRADNQ SMRDNQ MONDNQ MEXRet CANDNQ DETDNQ FRARet GBRDNQ GER12 HUNDNQ BEL13 ITARet PORDNQ ESPDNQ JPNRet AUSDNQ NC 0
1989 West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 891 Yamaha OX88 V8 BRARet SMRDNPQ MONDNPQ MEXDNPQ USADNPQ CANDNPQ FRADNPQ GBRDNPQ GERDNPQ HUNDNPQ BELDNPQ ITADNPQ PORDNPQ ESPDNPQ JPNRet AUSDNPQ NC 0
1990 Footwork Arrows Racing Arrows A11 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 USA12 BRA SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR NC 0
Arrows A11B ESPDNQ 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 ZOL14 NÜR11 27th 13
1987 Ford-Grab Motorsport GmbH Ford Sierra XR4 TI HOC6 ZOL14 NÜR2 AVURet MFA NOR22 NÜR WUN9 DIE9 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 NOR122 NOR210 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 NOR118 NOR2Ret 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 NÜR111 NÜR26 ALE123 ALE22 HOC110 HOC27 BRN1 BRN2 DON1Ret DON2DNS 15th 26
1992 AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL15 ZOL2Ret NÜR110 NÜR2Ret WUN17 WUN24 AVU13 AVU21 HOC12 HOC2Ret NÜR14 NÜR24 NOR1Ret NOR24 BRN17 BRN2Ret DIE12 DIE2Ret ALE11 ALE21 NÜR11 NÜR23 HOC1Ret HOC2Ret 3rd 191
1993 AMG-Mercedes Sonax Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 93 ZOL1Ret HOC11 HOC21 NÜR12 NÜR22 WUN17 WUN26 NÜR15 NÜR25 NOR1Ret NOR2Ret DON14 DON23 DIE12 DIE26 ALE12 ALE21 AVU13 AVU223 HOC1Ret HOC26 3rd 172
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 ZOL29
1994 AMG Mercedes Tabac-Original Sonax Mercedes C-Class V6 ZOL119 ZOL2DNS HOC1Ret HOC2Ret NÜR1Ret NÜR216 MUG15 MUG22 NÜR13 NÜR218 NOR1Ret DON12 DON2DSQ NOR2Ret DIE1Ret DIE21 NÜR13 NÜR218 AVU1Ret AVU2DNS ALE19 ALE25 HOC13 HOC21 10th 86
1995 D2 Privat-Team AMG Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC11 HOC21 AVU1Ret AVU211 NOR14 NOR21 DIE17 DIE26 NÜR11 NÜR21 ALE16 ALE23 HOC1Ret HOC213 1st 138
2000 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC11 HOC21 OSC13 OSC212 NOR14 NOR21 SAC13 SAC23 NÜR11 NÜR21 LAU1C LAU2C OSC12 OSC21 NÜR12 NÜR24 HOC12 HOC2NC 1st 221
2001 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOCQR1 HOCCR1 NÜRQR6 NÜRCR2 OSCQR3 OSCCR2 SACQR4 SACCR1 NORQR1 NORCR2 LAUQR3 LAUCR2 NÜRQR4 NÜRCR6 A1RQR1 A1RCR1 ZANQR10 ZANCR3 HOCQRRet HOCCR3 1st 161
2002 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOCQR11 HOCCR4 ZOLQR6 ZOLCR3 DONQR8 DONCR12 SACQR3 SACCR2 NORQR3 NORCR2 LAUQR2 LAUCR1 NÜRQR3 NÜRCR3 A1RQR2 A1RCR2 ZANQR6 ZANCR2 HOCQR2 HOCCR1 2nd 64
2003 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK 2003 HOC1 ADR5 NÜR4 LAU1 NOR3 DON2 NÜR3 A1R2 ZAN2 HOC6 1st 68
2004 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2004 HOC17† EST5 ADR11 LAU3 NOR3 SHA NÜR3 OSCRet ZAN5 BRN10 HOC1 6th 36
2005 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005 HOC3 LAU17† SPA17† BRNRet OSC4 NOR10 NÜR5 ZAN8 LAURet IST3 HOC1 4th 32
2006 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2006 HOC1 LAU1 OSC5 BRH3 NOR2 NÜR2 ZAN2 CAT2 BUG5 HOC4 1st 71
2007 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2007 HOC7 OSC6 LAU4 BRH1 NOR2 MUG11 ZAN12 NÜR7 CATRet HOC5 6th 31.5
2008 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC8 OSC12 MUG4 LAU7 NOR6 ZAN9 NÜR1 BRH9 CAT3 BUG5 HOC6 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 MUG11 MUG23 HEL15 HEL2Ret DON11 DON21 EST11 EST22 MAG11 MAG21 1st 138
1996 D2 Privat-Team AMG Mercedes Mercedes C-Class V6 HOC14 HOC22 NÜR14 NÜR26 EST111 EST212 HEL116 HEL2Ret NOR19 NOR26 DIE11 DIE21 SIL116 SIL25 NÜR12 NÜR22 MAG1Ret MAG28 MUG12 MUG21 HOC1 HOC2Ret INT15 INT214 SUZ13 SUZ21 2nd 205

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. ClassPos.
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 HOCRet SIL2 HEL8 NÜR1 SPA2 A1R4 SUZ DON1 MUGRet SEB1 LAG1 1st 72
1998 AMG Mercedes GT1 Mercedes-Benz CLK LM Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12 OSC3 SIL1 HOC1 DIJ11 HUN1 SUZ1 DON1 A1R2 HMS4 LAG2 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 NOGQR5 NOGCR11 BRHQR14 BRHCR10 ZOLQR12 ZOLCR13 MOSQR MOSCR ALGQR ALGCR MISQR MISCR ZANQR ZANCR 5th 92
2016 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro MISQRRet MISCR7 BRHQR1 BRHCR2 NÜRQR8 NÜRCR3 HUNQR5 HUNCR5 CATQR10 CATCR31 4th 59

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