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Gregor Foitek

Gregor Foitek
Born (1965-03-27) 27 March 1965 (age 50)
Zurich, Switzerland
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality 23x16px Swiss
Active years 19891990
Teams EuroBrun, Rial, Brabham, Onyx
Races 22 (7 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last race 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix

Gregor Foitek (born 27 March 1965 in Zurich) is a former racing driver from Switzerland. He won the 1986 Swiss Formula 3 Championship. Moving up to Formula 3000 he was widely blamed for causing a race-stopping crash at Brands Hatch in 1988, the restart of which led to a second major crash on the first lap in which Johnny Herbert sustained major leg injuries. Foitek participated in 22 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 26 March 1989. He scored no championship points. He later made two CART starts for Foyt Enterprises in 1992 but was knocked out of both races by mechanical issues.

Today, he helps to run Foitek Automobile, a family-run Ferrari and Maserati dealership.

Formula One career

1989: EuroBrun and Rial

Foitek made his debut at the 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix, however with turbos now banned from F1, the number of entries had grown to 39. Thirteen cars had to enter pre-qualifying and with EuroBrun having performed poorly in 1988, Foitek had to enter the session using the ER188B, which was an update of the 1988 car. Foitek only got to the main qualifying session once, at the first race in Brazil, where he then failed to qualify. After 11 rounds Foitek quit the EuroBrun team.

At the Spanish Grand Prix, Foitek was called up to replace Christian Danner at the Rial team. However, the Rial team were having a bad season and several crew members had left the team. Furthermore, although it was assured of a place in the main qualifying session, the Rial ARC2 was uncompetitive, some five seconds off the next slowest car. In his one race with the team, Foitek's rear wing broke at high speed and he crashed heavily. He immediately quit the team.

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
1986 Horag Racing Lola T86/50 Cosworth SIL VAL PAU SPA IMO MUG PER ZEL BIR BUG JAR
Ret
NC 0
1987 Genoa Racing March 87B Cosworth SIL
Ret
VAL
15
SPA
10
PAU
Ret
DON
DNQ
PER
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
BIR
Ret
NC 0
GA Motorsport Lola T87/50 IMO
12
BUG
8
JAR
14†
1988 GA Motorsport Lola T88/50 Cosworth JER
Ret
VAL
1
PAU
DNQ
SIL
4
MNZ
4
PER
Ret
BRH
Ret
BIR BUG
Ret
ZOL
Ret
DIJ
Ret
7th 15

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1989 EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188B Judd V8 BRA
DNQ
SMR
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
CAN
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
ITA POR NC 0
EuroBrun ER189 GER
DNPQ
HUN
DNPQ
Rial Racing Rial
ARC2
Cosworth V8 ESP
DNQ
JPN AUS
1990 Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT58 Judd V8 USA
Ret
BRA
Ret
NC 0
Moneytron Onyx Onyx
ORE-1B
Cosworth V8 SMR
Ret
MON
7
CAN
Ret
MEX
15
FRA
DNQ
Monteverdi Onyx Formula One GBR
DNQ
GER
Ret
HUN
DNQ
BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS

Complete CART results

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1992 A. J. Foyt Enterprises 23x15px
SRF
Ret
23x15px
PNX
23x15px
LBH
Ret
23x15px
INDY
Wth
23x15px
DET
23x15px
POR
23x15px
MIL
23x15px
NHM
23x15px
TOR
23x15px
MIS
23x15px
CLE
23x15px
ROA
23x15px
VAN
23x15px
MDO
23x15px
NAZ
23x15px
LS
47th 0

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Preceded by
Jakob Bordoli
Swiss Formula Three Champion
1986
Succeeded by
Jacques Isler