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Markus Höttinger (28 May 1956 – 13 April 1980) was an Austrian Formula Two driver who died at Germany's Hockenheimring during the third lap of the second round of the 1980 European Formula Two Championship, on 13 April 1980. He was 23 years old at the time. The incident occurred when a loose wheel from Derek Warwick's car struck Höttinger's head, killing him almost instantly.[1] The race was stopped (black flag displayed with chequered flag) when it became apparent how serious the incident was. The incident was similar to Henry Surtees' fatal accident in Formula Two at Brands Hatch in 2009.

Markus Höttinger
Born(1956-05-28)May 28, 1956
DiedApril 13, 1980(1980-04-13) (aged 23)
Hockenheimring, Germany
European Formula Two Championship
Years active1980
TeamsMaurer Motorsport


  1. ^ Watkins, Gary (September 2004). "Young gifted and black". Motor Sport magazine archive. Haymarket. pp. 86–9. Retrieved 29 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)