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Bernd Maylander
Bernd Mayländer
Bernd Maylander 2008 Japan.jpg
Mayländer at the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix.
NationalityGermany German
Born (1971-05-29) 29 May 1971 (age 49)
Waiblingen (Germany)
Previous series
19951996
19971998
20012004
DTM (ITC)
FIA GT
DTM
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1999
TeamsChampion Racing
Best finish19th
Class wins0

Bernd Mayländer (born 29 May 1971 in Waiblingen) is a German racing driver and current Formula One safety car driver.

Racing career

Bernd started his career in karting sport at the end of the 1980s. In the following years he made his way to the Formula Ford, the Porsche Carrera Cup and the original DTM. In 2000, he won the 24 Hours Nürburgring in a Porsche 911 GT3-R. When the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series was resumed in 2000, he drove for Mercedes-Benz. He raced for Mercedes in DTM from 2001 to 2004, having won one race at Hockenheimring in 2001.[1]

Safety car driver in Formula One

Mayländer leading the race leader, Felipe Massa, and other drivers at the 2006 Brazilian GP.

Mayländer is the safety car driver for all Formula One races. He has driven the Formula One safety car since 2000[2] with the exception of the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix, when he was injured and was replaced by Marcel Fässler.[3]

Mayländer has led over 700 laps in Formula One during his career.[4]

Mayländer competing in the 2002 DTM season.

Other

In May 2005, he was one of six Mercedes-Benz drivers taking part in a record drive. Three stock E320 CDI cars drove 100,000 miles in 30 days around the clock, which resulted in an average speed of 139.7 mph (224.8 km/h).

Racing record

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft/Masters results

+ Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance. 1 - Shanghai was a non-championship round.

Complete International Touring Car Championship

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 Persson Motorsport Mercedes C-Class V6 MUG
1

12
MUG
2

10
HEL
1

9
HEL
2

9
DON
1

11
DON
2

8
EST
1

12
EST
2

13
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

12
19th 8
1996 Persson Motorsport Mercedes C-Class HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

Ret
EST
1

14
EST
2

Ret
HEL
1

11
HEL
2

7
NOR
1

16+
NOR
2

11
DIE
1

19
DIE
2

14
24th 15
Warsteiner Mercedes-AMG SIL
1

14
SIL
2

Ret
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

9
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

DNS
MUG
1

Ret
MUG
2

Ret
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

Ret
INT
1

16
INT
2

7
SUZ
1

8
SUZ
2

Ret

+ Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999 United States Champion Racing Germany Dirk Müller
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT3-R GT 292 19th 2nd

References

  1. ^ "Bernd Mayländer". Driver Database. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "New safety car driver announced". gpupdate.net. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Mystery Monday: Bernd Mayländer - "Driving the F1 safety car is a big responsibility, but I really enjoy it"". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Safety Car driver Bernd Maylander's Hot Lap interview /r/formula1". f1.com. Retrieved 2018.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Wolfgang Land
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion
1994
Succeeded by
Harald Grohs
Preceded by
Oliver Gavin
F1 Safety Car Driver
2000-2001
Succeeded by
Marcel Fässler
Preceded by
Marcel Fässler
F1 Safety Car Driver
2001-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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