Klaus Ludwig

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Klaus Ludwig (born 5 September 1949 in Bonn, West Germany) is a German semi-retired racing driver.

He is considered one of the finest racing drivers from Germany, having competed in Formula One, having won multiple touring car championships throughout his career as well as winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans on three occasions.

Formula One

Ludwig made his Formula One debut in 1978, driving for the Willi Kauhsen Racing Team alongside Anne Schröder in a part season effort.

WTCM

1988

Ludwig joined the newly formed World Touring Car Masters in 1988, racing a Ford Sierra RS500 for Zakspeed alongside fellow German Manuel Reuter. Despite not taking a class win all season, Ludwig finished the season in fifth place in Class A, the best of the non-works Ford drivers.

1989

The following year, Zakspeed beat out Andy Rouse's team and were awarded the works Ford contract, meaning Ludwig and Reuter were joined by Kaliber ICS refugee Roland Ratzenberger and WTCM debutant Frank Biela. With access to the more powerful works package, Ludwig took six class wins on his way to second in the championship - only narrowly beaten by teammate Ratzenberger.


Complete Career Results

Complete World Touring Car Masters Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
1988 Zakspeed Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Australia svg.png Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png 5th 189 5th 267
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
BAT
11
BAT
10
FUJ
14
FUJ
5
GLN
6
GLN
9
NOR
6
NOR
6
KYA
3
KYA
5
HOC
9†
HOC
3
CHA
5
CHA
5
BIR
4
BIR
7
MNZ
6
MNZ
7
SPA
3
SPA
8
NUR
Ret
1989 Zakspeed Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 2nd 193 2nd 304
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
4
FUJ
1
GLN
Ret
GLN
4
KYA
Ret
KYA
9
PAU
4
PAU
2
BRN
Ret
BRN
5
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
CHA
Ret
CHA
11
BIR
4
BIR
1
SPA
1
SPA
1
NUR
20†
NUR
7
BAT
Ret
1990 Zakspeed Ford Sierra RS500 A Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Nigeria svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 4th 188 4th 282
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
1
FUJ
4
GLN
7
GLN
8
LAG
Ret
LAG
4
BRH
DNQ
BRH
DNQ
PAU
Ret
PAU
3
BRN
1
BRN
Ret
MNZ
5
MNZ
7
CHA
4
CHA
3
BIR
Ret
BIR
7
SPA
4
SPA
9
NUR
3
NUR
2
BAT
Ret