Joachim Winkelhock (born 24 October 1960) is a German motor racing driver.

The younger brother of the late Manfred Winkelhock, Winkelhock was born in Waiblingen, near Stuttgart. The youngest brother, Thomas Winkelhock, and Manfred's son Markus Winkelhock are also racing drivers.

Career

After the death of his brother interrupted his career in 1985, he resumed later on, winning the 1988 German Formula Three Championship as well as that year's European Cup, at the unusually late age of 28. The next year was less successful, as he tried Formula One with the small AGS team. Failing to pre-qualify on 7 occasions, Winkelhock then linked up with BMW Motorsport in touring car racing and the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft.

He won the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 1990 and 1991 with a BMW M3 entered by Schnitzer Motorsport.

Winkelhock driving for BMW at Brands Hatch during the 1994 British Touring Car Championship season.

His first title was the 1993 British Touring Car Championship. There, he was also commonly known as Smokin' Jo, for his cigarette smoking habit.

Winkelhock's next win was the 1994 Asia Pacific Touring Car Championship, and in 1995 he won the German Supertouring Championship (STW). He also triumphed in the 1995 Spa 24 Hours, and the 1994 and 1998 Macau Grand Prix's Guia touring car races. His last success for BMW came at the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans, which he won driving the BMW V12 LMR prototype run by Schnitzer Motorsport.[1]

Winkelhock driving the OPC Team Phoenix Opel Astra at the Sachsenring during the 2002 DTM season.

In 2000, he joined Opel in the new Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, and in 2003 he announced his retirement from motor racing at the age of 43.[2]

He runs his family's Waiblingen-based truck-crane and towing business, occasionally getting personally involved in recovering crashed trucks.[3]

A special edition of the BMW M5 has been made in honor of Joachim Winkelhock.

A 2005 poll run by Motor Sport magazine voted Winkelhock the 16th greatest touring car driver ever.[4]

Racing record

Complete Formula One 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 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Pts
1989 Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH23B Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 BRA
DNPQ
SMR
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
CAN
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS NC 0

Complete European 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 DC Pts
1984 West Germany Linder Rennsport BMW 323i MNZ VAL DON PER BRN ZEL SAL NUR
Ret
SPA SIL ZOL MUG NC 0
1986 West Germany Ford Rennsport HWRT Tuning Ford Sierra XR4 TI MNZ DON HOC MIS AND BRN ZEL NÜR
14
SPA
Ret
SIL NOG ZOL JAR
9
EST
Ret
69th 4
1987 West Germany Wolf Racing Team Ford Sierra RS Cosworth DON EST AND ZOL
DNQ
ZEL
DSQ
IMO NC 0
Ford Sierra RS500 NOG
Ret

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 BMW Isert BMW 325i ZOL HOC
Ret
NÜR
Ret
AVU
DNS
MFA
17
WUN
6
NÜR
8
ZOL
Ret
NÜR
6
17th 39
1987 Wolf Racing Ford Sierra XR4 TI HOC
Ret
ZOL
11
NÜR
22
AVU
10
MFA
Ret
NOR
Ret
NÜR WUN 23rd 28
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth DIE
14
SAL
1989 AMG Motorenbau GmbH Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MFA
1
MFA
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

Ret
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
34th 13
1990 Bigazzi M Team BMW M3 Sport Evo ZOL
1

7
ZOL
2

12
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

4
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

Ret
AVU
1

24
AVU
2

Ret
MFA
1

Ret
MFA
2

Ret
WUN
1

5
WUN
2

2
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

Ret
NOR
1

26
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

4
DIE
2

1
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

4
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

9
6th 119
1991 M Team Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport Evolution ZOL
1

8
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

17
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

3
AVU
1

8
AVU
2

6
WUN
1

1
WUN
2

2
NOR
1

11
NOR
2

Ret
DIE
1

DSQ
DIE
2

5
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

Ret
ALE
1

Ret
ALE
2

4
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

15
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

Ret
DON
1

7
DON
2

6
7th 101
1992 M Team Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport Evolution ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

9
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

4
WUN
1

10
WUN
2

Ret
AVU
1

5
AVU
2

Ret
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

7
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

11
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

2
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

6
DIE
1

6
DIE
2

9
ALE
1

Ret
ALE
2

Ret
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

5
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

3
8th 110
2000 Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
1

10
HOC
2

6
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

2
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

4
SAC
1

Ret
SAC
2

19
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

19
LAU
1

C
LAU
2

C
OSC
1

NC
OSC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

5
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

2
5th 113
2001 Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
QR

Ret
HOC
CR

DNS
NÜR
QR

19
NÜR
CR

13
OSC
QR

21
OSC
CR

17
SAC
QR

15
SAC
CR

Ret
NOR
QR

6
NOR
CR

4
LAU
QR

Ret
LAU
CR

14
NÜR
QR

16
NÜR
CR

13
A1R
QR

16
A1R
CR

9
ZAN
QR

Ret
ZAN
CR

DNS
HOC
QR

Ret
HOC
CR

DNS
16th 12
2002 OPC Team Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
QR

16
HOC
CR

10
ZOL
QR

18
ZOL
CR

17
DON
QR

Ret
DON
CR

DNS
SAC
QR

5
SAC
CR

5
NOR
QR

6
NOR
CR

Ret
LAU
QR

7
LAU
CR

6
NÜR
QR

13
NÜR
CR

15
A1R
QR

9
A1R
CR

19
ZAN
QR

15
ZAN
CR

10
HOC
QR

9
HOC
CR

7
13th 3
2003 OPC Euroteam Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
16
ADR
9
NÜR
10
LAU
11
NOR
8
DON
10
NÜR
13
A1R
14
ZAN
15
HOC
Ret
15th 1

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 West Germany Wolf Racing Team Ford Sierra RS Cosworth MNZ JAR DIJ NUR
Ret
SPA
Ret
NC 0
Ford Sierra RS500 BNO
ovr:14
cls:4†
SIL
ovr:9
cls:2†
BAT CLD WEL FJI

† Not eligible for series points

Complete Italian Touring Car Championship results

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos. Pts
1992 Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3 Sport Evolution S1 MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

4
MAG
1
MAG
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
BIN
1
BIN
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
PER
1
PER
2
VAR
1
VAR
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
18th 10
1994 Scuderia Bigazzi BMW 318i MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

9
VAL
1
VAL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
BIN
1
BIN
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
PER
1
PER
2
VAR
1
VAR
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
26th 3
1996 Scuderia Bigazzi BMW 320i MUG
1
MUG
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
BIN
1
BIN
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
PER
1
PER
2
PER
1
PER
2
VAR
1
VAR
2
VAL
1

7
VAL
2

17
23rd 4

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races 1996 only) (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
1993 BMW Motorsport Team BMW 318i SIL
1

2
DON
1

Ret
SNE
1

5
DON
1

1
OUL
1

1
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

Ret
PEM
1

1
SIL
1

4
KNO
1

3
KNO
2

DNS
OUL
1

1
BRH
1

20
THR
1

14
DON
1

5
DON
2

3
SIL
1

8
1st 163
1994 BMW Motorsport Team Schnitzer BMW 318i THR
1

3
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

7
SNE
1

Ret
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

14
OUL
1

8
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

8
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

7
SIL
1

1
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

11
OUL
1

1
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

1
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DNS
DON
1

4
DON
2

3
6th 147
1996 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 320i DON
1

8
DON
2

13
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

1
THR
1

12
THR
2

1
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

Ret
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

2
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

Ret
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

5
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

4
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

6
DON
1

7
DON
2

6
BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

3
5th 158

Complete Japanese 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 Pos. Pts
1994 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318i AUT
1
AUT
2
SUG
1
SUG
2
TOK
1

8
TOK
2

4
SUZ
1

Ret
SUZ
2

Ret
MIN
1
MIN
2
AID
1
AID
2
TSU
1
TSU
2
SEN
1
SEN
2
FUJ
1

3
FUJ
2

2
10th 31
1995 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318i FUJ
1

7
FUJ
2

Ret
SUG
1
SUG
2
TOK
1
TOK
2
SUZ
1
SUZ
2
MIN
1

11
MIN
2

5
AID
1

15
AID
2

Ret
SEN
1

1
SEN
2

2
FUJ
1

Ret
FUJ
2

7
9th 41

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup 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 Pos. Pts
1994 BMW Team Bigazzi BMW 318i AVU WUN ZOL ZAN ÖST
5
SAL SPA NÜR
7
13th 12
1995 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318is ZOL
1

6
ZOL
2

5
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

1
ÖST
1

1
ÖST
2

Ret
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

14
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

6
SAL
1

1
SAL
2

1
AVU
1

2
AVU
2

1
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

2
1st 418
1997 BMW Motorsport Team Bigazzi BMW 320i HOC
1

4
HOC
2

2
ZOL
1

2
ZOL
2

2
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
SAC
1

1
SAC
2

1
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

1
WUN
1

2
WUN
2

3
ZWE
1

2
ZWE
2

5
SAL
1

4
SAL
2

2
REG
1

7
REG
2

1
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

2
2nd 644
1998 BMW Motorsport Team Schnitzer BMW 320i HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

7
SAC
1

9
SAC
2

2
NOR
1

10
NOR
2

5
REG
1

Ret
REG
2

Ret
WUN
1

10
WUN
2

11
ZWE
1

2
ZWE
2

2
SAL
1

13
SAL
2

16
OSC
1

4
OSC
2

3
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

10
6th 405

Complete Asia-Pacific 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 DC Points
1994 Germany BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318i FUJ
1

3
FUJ
2

2
MAC
1

1
MAC
2

1
SEN
1

C
SEN
2

C
WEL
1

1
WEL
2

Ret
CLD
1

C
CLD
2

C
CHE
1

C
CHE
2

C
1st ?

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Co-driver Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
1993 Australia Diet Coke BMW Race Team Australia Paul Morris BMW M3 A 146 15th 15th

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 Germany Team BMW Motorsport Italy Pierluigi Martini
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
BMW V12 LM LMP1 43 DNF DNF
1999 Germany BMW Motorsport Italy Pierluigi Martini
France Yannick Dalmas
BMW V12 LMR LMP 365 1st 1st

Macau Grand Prix Guia Race results

Year Team Car Class Heat 1 Heat 2 Pos.
1990 Germany Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport Evolution Group A Division 2 - - 3rd
1991 Germany Watson’s Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport Evolution DTM - - DNF
1992 Germany Mobil 1 Team Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport Evolution DTM - - 2nd
1993 Germany Watson’s Team Schnitzer BMW 318i FIA Class 2 - - 2nd
1994 Germany San Miguel Team Schnitzer BMW 318is FIA Class 2 1st 1st 1st
1995 Germany BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 318is FIA Class 2 1st DNF -
1996 Italy BMW Team Bigazzi BMW 320i FIA Class 2 1st DNF -
1997 Italy BMW Team Bigazzi BMW 320i FIA Class 2 DNF 3rd -
1998 Germany BMW Team Schnitzer BMW 320i FIA Class 2 1st 1st 1st

References

  1. ^ "Jo Winkelhock Calls It A Day". dailysportscar.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Joachim Winkelhock would put his money on Audi". dtm.com. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Winkelhock - Unser Team". winkelhock.de. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Top 20 tin-top drivers". motorsportmagazine.com. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Champion

1987
Succeeded by
Preceded by FIA European Formula Three Cup
Winner

1988
Succeeded by
Preceded by German Formula 3 Championship
Champion

1988
Succeeded by
Preceded by British Touring Car Championship
Champion

1993
Succeeded by
Preceded by Guia Race
Winner

1994
Succeeded by
Preceded by Super Tourenwagen Cup
Champion

1995
Succeeded by
Preceded by Guia Race
Winner

1998
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1999
With: Pierluigi Martini & Yannick Dalmas
Succeeded by