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Dieter Quester (born 30 May 1939 in Vienna[1]) is an active touring car racing driver from Austria. Dieter has participated in 53 24-Hour Races. He competed in a single Formula One race in which he finished ninth.

Dieter Quester
QuesterDieter1973.jpg
Dieter Quester, 1973
Born (1939-05-30) 30 May 1939 (age 80)
Vienna, Austria
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityAustria Austrian
Active years1969, 1974
TeamsBMW, Surtees
Entries2 (1 start)
Championships0
Career points0
First entry1969 German Grand Prix
Last entry1974 Austrian Grand Prix

Starting with motorboats in the 1950s, he became part of the Formula 2 team of BMW which intended to take part in the 1969 German Grand Prix. Teammate Gerhard Mitter was killed at the Nürburgring while practising with the BMW 269, though. As a suspension or steering failure was suspected, the BMW team with Quester and Hubert Hahne withdrew from the race, as did Mitter's teammate at Porsche, Hans Herrmann.

Quester participated in his home 1974 Austrian Grand Prix on 18 August 1974. He out-qualified his three team mates at Surtees and finished 9th ahead of Hans-Joachim Stuck and double World Champion Graham Hill in the race, but scored no championship points.

Quester then focused again on European Touring Car Championship to drive a BMW 3.0 CSL for Schnitzer Motorsport. Quester had already won the 1973 Spa 24 Hours. Later racing in the DTM, he once slid on the roof of his BMW M3 over the start/finish line of the AVUS for a 3rd place.

His career is still active at age 70, sponsored by Red Bull. On 15 January 2006 he won the 24 Hours race at the Dubai Autodrome on a BMW M3 together with Hans-Joachim Stuck, Philipp Peter and Toto Wolff. Stuck and Quester returned in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, but their BMW was destroyed in a crash at night that involved an oil spill and seven cars. During the weekend of 9–10 September 2006, he won the Britcar 24 Hours of Silverstone in a Duller Motorsport BMW M Roadster#Z4 M Roadster (2006–2008), and on 14 January 2007 he again won the 24 Hours race at the Dubai Autodrome in the Duller Motorsport BMW Z4 (E85). In September 2007 he and Duller won the 24 Hours of Silverstone in the Duller BMW Z4 (E85), by a margin of 30 laps.

Quester took part in his final race at the HSR Classic Daytona in November 2018 at the age of 79.

Dieter Quester, 2008

Racing recordEdit

Complete European Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

(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 Pos. Pts
1969 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 269 BMW M11 THR HOC NÜR JAR TUL
Ret
PER VAL
Ret
NC 0
1970 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 269 BMW M11 THR
7
HOC
Ret
BAR
5
ROU
DNQ
PER
Ret
TUL
Ret
IMO
Ret
4th 14
BMW 270 HOC
1
1971 Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Brabham BT30 Cosworth FVA HOC
Ret
THR 3rd 31
March 712M BMW M11 NÜR
Ret
JAR
2
PAL
Ret
ROU
2
MAN
10
TUL
3
ALB
Ret
VAL
2
VAL
2
1972 Matchbox Team Surtees Surtees TS10 Ford BDA MAL THR HOC PAU PAL HOC ROU ÖST
Ret
IMO MAN PER SAL ALB HOC NC 0
1974 Team Harper March 742 BMW BAR HOC
Ret
PAU
DNS
NC 0
Chevron B27 Ford BDA SAL
11
HOC
Ret
MUG
Ret
KAR
NC
PER HOC VAL

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(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 WDC Pts
1969 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 269 BMW M12/1 1.6 L4 RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER
DNS
ITA CAN USA MEX NC 0
1974 Memphis International Team Surtees Surtees TS16 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT
9
ITA CAN USA NC 0
Source:[2]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1973   BMW Motorsport   Toine Hezemans BMW 3.0 CSL T
5.0
307 11th 1st
1976   BMW Motorsport GmbH   Albrecht Krebs
  Alain Peltier
BMW 3.5 CSL Gr.5 117 DNF DNF
1978   BMW Great Britain
  Tolemans Racing
  Tom Walkinshaw
  Rad Dougall
Osella PA6-BMW S
2.0
113 DNF DNF
1979   March Racing   Guy Edwards
  Ian Grob
BMW M1 S
+2.0
- DNQ DNQ
1980   B.M.W. France   Didier Pironi
  Marcel Mignot
BMW M1 IMSA 293 14th 4th
1981   Würth-Lubrifilm Team Sauber   Marc Surer
  David Deacon
BMW M1 Gr.5 207 DNF DNF
1982   BASF Cassetten Team GS Sport   Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
Sauber SHS C6-Ford C 76 DNF DNF
1983   John Fitzpatrick Racing   John Fitzpatrick
  David Hobbs
Porsche 956 C 135 DNF DNF
1985   Sauber Racing   John Nielsen
  Max Welti
Sauber C8-Mercedes C1 - DNS DNS
1986   Kouros Racing Team   Henri Pescarolo
  Christian Danner
Sauber C8-Mercedes C1 86 DNF DNF
Source:[3]

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft resultsEdit

(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
1988 BMW M Team Linder BMW M3 ZOL
1

10
ZOL
2

13
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

4
NÜR
1

26
NÜR
2

13
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

10
AVU
1

5
AVU
2

17
MFA
1

8
MFA
2

7
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

6
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

18
9th 167
BMW M3 Evo WUN
1

10
WUN
2

13
SAL
1

C
SAL
2

C
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

9
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

25
1989 BMW M Team Zakspeed BMW M3 Evo ZOL
1

7
ZOL
2

14
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

9
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

3
MFA
1

DNQ
MFA
2

3
AVU
1

7
AVU
2

Ret
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

5
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

Ret
DIE
1
DIE
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
15th 127
1990 BMW M Team Zakspeed BMW M3 Sport Evo ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

DNS
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
AVU
1

3
AVU
2

9
MFA
1

10
MFA
2

12
WUN
1

23
WUN
2

DNS
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

Ret
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

Ret
DIE
1

13
DIE
2

9
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

11
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
20th 20
1991 Linder M Team BMW M3 Sport Evo ZOL
1

24
ZOL
2

Ret
HOC
1

15
HOC
2

27
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
AVU
1

18
AVU
2

Ret
WUN
1

14
WUN
2

17
NOR
1

15
NOR
2

12
DIE
1

Ret
DIE
2

DNS
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

Ret
ALE
1
ALE
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
BRN
1

19
BRN
2

12
DON
1

13
DON
2

Ret
NC 0

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos. Pts
1994 BMW Team Isert BMW 318i AVU WUN ZOL ZAN ÖST
16
SAL
13
SPA NÜR 28th 0

Complete FIA GT Championship resultsEdit

(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 Pos. Pts
1997 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 HOC SIL HEL NÜR SPA A1R
3
SUZ DON MUG SEB LAG 25th 4
2000 RWS Red Bull Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R N-GT VAL EST MNZ SIL HUN
4
ZOL A1R
Ret
LAU
1
BRN
2
MAG
2
6th 25
2001 RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS N-GT MNZ
2
BRN
1
MAG
2
SIL ZOL HUN SPA
1
A1R
Ret
NÜR
6
JAR
2
4th 52
Porsche 911 GT3-R EST
4
2002 RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT GT MAG
Ret
SIL
7
BRN
10
JAR AND OSC SPA NC 0
Dart Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello PER
Ret
DON
Ret
EST
Ret
RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R N-GT MAG SIL BRN JAR AND OSC SPA
Ret
PER DON EST 29th 3.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  2. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 307. ISBN 0851127029.
  3. ^ "All Results of Dieter Quester". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 16, 2018.

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