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Jochen Richard Mass (born September 30, 1946 in Dorfen, Erding, Bavaria, Germany) is a retired German Formula One racing driver who competed from 1973 to 1982 and won one race, the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix. Mass drove for Surtees, McLaren, ATS, Arrows and March during his career.

Mass is perhaps best known for his inadvertent involvement in the accident which lead to the death of Gilles Villeneuve at Zolder. During qualifying for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, Mass was driving slowly back to the pits at the end of his qualifying lap. As Villeneuve approached on his fast lap, Mass moved off the racing line to the right to allow Villeneuve to pass. Unfortunately, Villeneuve had already committed to the right side of the track and hit Mass' car from behind at high speed. Villeneuve's Ferrari was thrown nose-first into the ground, launching the Canadian from his car and into the catch-fencing. Villeneuve suffered a broken neck and died later in hospital as a result.

Mass' career in F1 came to an end a few races later, after he was involved in a large accident with Mario Baldi at the 1982 French Grand Prix, in which both Mass and Baldi were sent off track and into a containment fence. Mass' car continued, landing upside down, and on fire. Mass only suffered light burns, while Baldi was uninjured. Mass retired from F1 immediately afterwards, as the race turned out to be his last.


Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1973 Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 Team Surtees
B&O Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Yardley McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth
1975 Marlboro Team Texaco McLaren-Ford Cosworth 20 8th Report
1976 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 19 9th Report
1977 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 25 6th Report
1978 ATS Racing ATS-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1979 Warsteiner Arrows Arrows-Ford Cosworth 3 18th Report
1980 Warsteiner Arrows Arrows-Ford Cosworth 4 17th Report
1981 Did not compete
1982 March Grand Prix March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 114
Starts 104
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 1
Podiums 8
Fastest laps 2
Points 71
Laps Raced 4925
Distance Raced 22885.641 km
Races Led 3
Laps Led 6
Distance Led 25.697 km

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1975 Spanish Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1973 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret 7th Ret
1974 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
Ret 17th Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 14th Ret 16th 7th
1975 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 20 8th
14th 3rd 6th 1st 6th Ret Ret Ret 3rd 7th Ret 4th Ret 3rd
1976 Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 19 9th
6th 3rd 5th Ret 6th 5th 11th 15th Ret 3rd 7th 9th Ret 5th 4th Ret
1977 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Japan 25 6th
Ret Ret 5th Ret 4th 4th Ret 2nd 9th 4th Ret 6th Ret 4th Ret 3rd Ret
1978 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Canada 0 NC
11th 7th Ret Ret DNQ 11th 9th 13th 13th NC Ret DNQ DNQ
1979 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 3 18th
8th 7th 12th 9th 8th Ret 6th C 15th Ret 6th Ret 6th Ret DNQ DNQ
1980 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 4 17th
Ret 10th 6th 7th Ret 4th 10th 13th 8th DNQ DNS 11th Ret
1981: Did Not Compete
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of the United States Flag of San Marino Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of the Netherlands Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 0 NC
12th 8th 8th Ret DNQ 7th 11th Ret 10th Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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