Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Австралия
Австралия

Верн Шуппан

Schuppan, Vern

Верн Шуппан / Schuppan, Vern

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

19.03.1943

Булеру, Вьялла, Южная Африка

Сезонов в Ф1:

4

Лет в Ф1:

6

Гран При:

13

Старты:

9*

*не стартовал:

5

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Лучший финиш:

7

Лучший старт:

14

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Круги:

447

лидирования:

Километры:

2132.37

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Ф1: 1972-1977

Верн Шуппан / Schuppan, Vern - 1972-1977

Чемпионат Европы Ф2: 1972-1974

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1973-1991

Champ Car: 1976-1978

CART: 1978-1982

Год

Команда

Шасси

1972Marlboro BRMBRM P153B
1974Team EnsignEnsign N174
Ensign N174
1975Embassy Racing with Graham HillHill GH1
Lola T370
1977Team SurteesSurtees TS19
Surtees TS19

After a few successful years in karting, this tall, blond Australian came to Britain in 1969 to race in Formula Ford, but it was when he moved into Formula Atlantic with a works Palliser in 1971 that he made the breakthrough, winning the Yellow Pages championship. After a Tyrrell test, Vern was contracted as a junior driver for BRM, but his opportunities were restricted to a couple of non-title events - in which he did well, taking fifth place in the Gold Cup and fourth in the John Player Challenge at Brands Hatch. It was much the same the following year, with Vern kicking his heels in F1, so he accepted an offer to join the Gulf/Wyer team to replace the injured Watson, taking second place in the Spa 1000 Km with Ganley.

For 1974, Schuppan settled into an F5000 programme with Theodore Racing, and although a Grand Prix chance came with Ensign he dropped out after a few races. His later F1 outings with Hill and Surtees were equally unproductive, but he was already concentrating on building a career in sports cars and F5000, joining Dan Gurney's Eagle team in 1975.

In 1976, Vern hit the USAC trail, earning the 'Rookie of the Year' award at Indianapolis that year, but his best finish was to be third at Indy in 1981. In the early eighties Schuppan became heavily involved in endurance racing, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1983 for the powerful Rothmans Porsche factory team with Holbert and Haywood. Thereafter Vern became a successful Porsche entrant in the FIA and Japanese sports car series, developing the basic 962 design on behalf of customers around the world.

Most recently Schuppan has been a partner in Stefan Johansson's successful Indy Lights team, which is hoping to move up to the CART series when the necessary budgets are in place.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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