Jo Gartner

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Jo Gartner
Grave of Jo Gartner, Döbling Cemetery, Vienna
Nation: AustriaAustria Austria
Formula 1 world championship
First start: 1984 San Marino Grand Prix
Last start: 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix
1984  Osella
World Cup balance: no World Cup placement
Starts Victories Poles SR
8th - - -
World Cup points : -
Podiums : -
Leadership laps : -
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Josef "Jo" Gartner (born January 24, 1954 in Vienna ; † June 1, 1986 in Le Mans , France ) was an Austrian automobile racing driver .


Gartner started his career in Formula Super Vee from 1975 to 1979 . In 1979 he drove a season in Formula 3 , including against Alain Prost . From 1981 to 1983 he drove in the Formula 2 European Championship , where he also achieved his first Formula 2 success with victory at the Pau Grand Prix in 1983 . In 1984, Jo Gartner competed in a total of eight Formula 1 Grand Prix in an Osella - Alfa Romeo . The best result was a 5th place at the Italian Grand Prix , but Gartner did not get any World Championship points, as Osella was only allowed to take part in the Drivers World Championship with one car. In 1985 he was left without a Formula 1 cockpit, he then switched to the sports car series. In the same year Gartner drove the 24 Hours of Le Mans , in which he and his teammates David Hobbs and Guy Edwards achieved fourth place despite crossing the finish line on three wheels.

A year later, in 1986, he achieved a sensational victory in the 12-hour race in Sebring in a Porsche 962 together with Bob Akin and Hans-Joachim Stuck .

Death at Le Mans

On the night of May 31st to June 1st, 1986, at around 3:12 a.m., he crashed into the left guardrail of the track at over 300 km / h during the 24-hour race at Le Mans on the Mulsanne Straight and died on impact. The car overturned and came to rest on the other side of the track, where it subsequently burned out. The cause of the accident could not be clearly clarified, but a broken rear suspension is assumed to be the cause.

Jo Gartner's grave is in Vienna-Döbling, in the Döblinger Friedhof .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1985 United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 962 United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Hobbs United KingdomUnited Kingdom Guy Edwards Rank 4
1986 GermanyGermany Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962C South Africa 1961South Africa Sarel van der Merwe JapanJapan Kunimitsu Takahashi failure fatal accident by Gartner

Sebring results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1986 United StatesUnited States Bob Akin Motor Racing Porsche 962 GermanyGermany Hans-Joachim Stuck United StatesUnited States Bob Akin Overall victory

Individual results in the sports car world championship

season team race car 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9 10
1982 Fritz Glatz TOJ SC205 ItalyItaly MON United KingdomUnited Kingdom SIL GermanyGermany ONLY FranceFrance LEM BelgiumBelgium SPA ItalyItaly MUG JapanJapan FUJ United KingdomUnited Kingdom BRH
1985 John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 956 ItalyItaly MUG ItalyItaly MON United KingdomUnited Kingdom SIL FranceFrance LEM GermanyGermany HOK CanadaCanada MOS BelgiumBelgium SPA United KingdomUnited Kingdom BRH JapanJapan FUJ MalaysiaMalaysia SEL
16 DNF 4th DNF
1986 Kremer Racing Porsche 962 ItalyItaly MON United KingdomUnited Kingdom SIL FranceFrance LEM GermanyGermany NOW United KingdomUnited Kingdom BRH SpainSpain JER GermanyGermany ONLY BelgiumBelgium SPA JapanJapan FUJ
8th 3 DNF

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