Roland Ratzenberger, 1960-1994
1 / Roland Ratzenberger, 1960-1994

Much mischief with 1991 British Touring Car champion Will Hoy
2 / Much mischief with 1991 British Touring Car champion Will Hoy

Racing around the sand dunes at Zandvoort in 1987
3 / Racing around the sand dunes at Zandvoort in 1987


Ratzenberger competed in British Formula 3 for West Surrey Racing
4 / Ratzenberger competed in British Formula 3 for West Surrey Racing

Ratzenberg (left) came runner-up in the second World Touring Car Championship race of the season at Monza in 1987.
5 / Ratzenberg (left) came runner-up in the second World Touring Car Championship race of the season at Monza in 1987.

The Simtek squad remembering Ratzenberger post-Imola at the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix
6 / The Simtek squad remembering Ratzenberger post-Imola at the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix


He claimed 11th in the 1994 Pacific Grand Prix
7 / He claimed 11th in the 1994 Pacific Grand Prix

Previous knowledge of the Aida circuit helped Ratzenberger qualify for the 1994 Pacific Grand Prix
8 / Previous knowledge of the Aida circuit helped Ratzenberger qualify for the 1994 Pacific Grand Prix

His Formula 1 career got off to a poor start when he failed to qualify for the 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
9 / His Formula 1 career got off to a poor start when he failed to qualify for the 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix


He joined Simtek for the 1994 Formula 1 season
10 / He joined Simtek for the 1994 Formula 1 season

Ratzenberger competed in the 1992 Le Mans 24 Hours with TOM'S and finished ninth overall
11 / Ratzenberger competed in the 1992 Le Mans 24 Hours with TOM'S and finished ninth overall

His big break came in 1990 when he joined the SARD Toyota team in Japan
12 / His big break came in 1990 when he joined the SARD Toyota team in Japan


Ratzenberger moved into sportscar racing to keep his career afloat
13 / Ratzenberger moved into sportscar racing to keep his career afloat

The Austrian dovetailed his tin-top exploits with British Formula 3 in the late 1980s
14 / The Austrian dovetailed his tin-top exploits with British Formula 3 in the late 1980s

He took part in the inaugural World Touring Car Championship for BMW in 1987
15 / He took part in the inaugural World Touring Car Championship for BMW in 1987


Ratzenberger won the prestigious Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in 1986
16 / Ratzenberger won the prestigious Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in 1986

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