Car and Driver recently sat down with Hans-Joachim Stuck to reflect back on his storied race career, which spans 43 years:
The Nürburgring: “I did my first lap there when I was nine, co-driving with my father [who was an instructor] in a BMW 700. Counting all the driving schools, private affairs, 24-hour races, and testing—it’s more than 12,000 laps.”
Favorite race car: “For its combination of horsepower, downforce, and grip—the Porsche 962.”
Influences: “Ronnie Peterson taught me to take a new race car to the max, get everything out of it before you start moaning about its handling.”
Regrets: “I wish I had raced at Bathurst, Australia—you know, in the touring cars.”
Photo: Hans-Joachim Stuck in the Rothmans Porsche 956 at Le Mans, 1987 (via hakkalocken)June 20, 2012, 11:13am Permalink Reblogged from I like to think of Jesus as a mischievous badger..