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Armin Schwarz Career Summary

Armin Schwarz

Armin Schwarz enters his second consecutive season at the wheel of the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team’s Fabia WRC as the most experienced driver currently competing in the World Rally Championship having started 104 WRC rallies at the end of the 2004 season. He will contest all 16 events during the 2005 season.

He entered rallying as a mechanic but by 1987 Armin had taken the wheel. He made his debut on the World Rally Championship with the big Audi 200 Quattro before joining Toyota where he won the mixed-surface Catalunya Rally, leading for all but the first of 35 stages, and also the 1996 series European Championship.

Armin moved to the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team in 1999 and stayed for three seasons. During this time he brought Škoda Motorsport its best WRC result to date when he finished third overall on the gruelling Safari Rally of 2001, having led the African classic at one stage. In 2004 he won the Saarland Rally (the first outright victory for the Fabia WRC) and set the car’s first fastest stage time during Rallye Deutschland.

Date of Birth: 16 July 1963, Neustadt an der Aisch (Germany)
Nationality: German
Marital status: Married to Petra, one daughter Tiziana
Lives: Monaco
Hobbies: Jet-skiing, mountain biking, climbing, skiing
Co-driver: Klaus Wicha
First rally car: Fiat 131 (1983)
WRC debut: Rally GB 1988, Audi 200 Quattro (5th)
WRC wins: 1
Career highlights: German Rally Champion 1987, 1st O/A Catalunya Rally 1991, European Rally Champion 1996, winner Saarland Rally 2004

Armin Schwarz Career Statistics


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Rally Honour Roll

Year Class Place Driver
2005 WRC World Rally Car 27th. Armin. Schwarz (1pts)

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2004 WRC World Rally Car 29th. Armin. Schwarz (1pts)

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2003 WRC World Rally Car 17th. Armin. Schwarz (3pts)

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2001 WRC World Rally Car 12th. Armin. Schwarz (9pts)

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2000 WRC World Rally Car 17th. Armin. Schwarz (2pts)

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1997 WRC World Rally Car 8th. Armin. Schwarz (11pts)

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1995 WRC Group A 66th. Armin. Schwarz (1pts)

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1994 WRC Group A 7th. Armin. Schwarz (31pts)

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1993 WRC Group A 66th. Armin. Schwarz (23pts)

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1992 WRC Group A 66th. Armin. Schwarz (16pts)

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1991 WRC Group A 66th. Armin. Schwarz (35pts)

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1990 WRC Group A 66th. Armin. Schwarz (12pts)

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1989 WRC Group A 66th. Armin. Schwarz (7pts)

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Career Results :

Pos Event Co-Driver # Vehicle Rego
9th. 2005 WRC Rally Mexico K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2005 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2005 WRC Cyprus Rally K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
18th. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2005 WRC Rally Argentina K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
14th. 2005 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2005 WRC Rally Japan K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2005 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2005 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2004 WRC Rally of Finland M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2004 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2004 WRC Tour de Corse M. Hiemer #12 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2004 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2003 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2003 WRC Swedish Rally M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2003 WRC Cyprus Rally M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2003 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2003 WRC Rally of Finland M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2003 WRC Rally Australia (WA) M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2002 WRC Tour de Corse M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2002 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2002 WRC Cyprus Rally M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2002 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2002 WRC Rally of Finland M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2002 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 2001 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1) WRC Evo2 [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2001 WRC Cyprus Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2001 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
3rd. 2001 WRC Safari Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
15th. 2001 WRC Rally of Finland M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 2001 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2000 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2000 WRC Safari Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2000 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2000 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 2000 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2000 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2000 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 1999 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Hiemer #14 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Giraudet #6 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
6th. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally D. Giraudet #6 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 1997 WRC Safari Rally D. Giraudet #6 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
3rd. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Giraudet #6 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 1997 WRC Tour de Corse P. Mills #6 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 1995 WRC Swedish Rally K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 1994 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Wicha #5 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
2nd. 1994 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Wicha #8 Mitsubishi Lancer EvoII [UNKNOWN]
3rd. 1994 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Wicha #4 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
6th. 1993 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo N. Grist #4 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
3rd. 1993 WRC Acropolis Rally N. Grist #9 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 1993 WRC Rally of Finland N. Grist #6 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain P. Thul #7 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 1992 WRC Tour de Corse A. Hertz #5 Toyota Celica (T180)  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 1992 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Hertz #1 Toyota Celica (T180)  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 1991 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Hertz #7 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 1991 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Hertz #14 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 1991 WRC Rally of Finland A. Hertz #9 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
3rd. 1991 WRC Rally Australia (WA) A. Hertz #8 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 1991 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Hertz #5 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
1st. 1991 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Hertz #5 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 1990 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Wicha #12 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 1990 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Wicha #21 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 1989 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Wicha #18 Audi 200  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 1989 WRC Rally of Finland K. Wicha #16 Audi 200  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 1988 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Hertz #36 Audi 200  [UNKNOWN]

Career Retirements :

Pos Event Co-Driver # Vehicle Rego Reason
Ret. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS6 handling
Ret. 2005 WRC Rallye Deutschland K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS8 engine
Ret. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS3 engine
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Turkey (Kemer) K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS5 steering
Ret. 2005 WRC Cyprus Rally K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS4 clutch
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS10 clutch
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS12 disqualified
Ret. 2005 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Wicha #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS8 suspension
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 2004 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Fabia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS3 suspension
Ret. 2003 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [UNKNOWN] SS1 bent chassis
Ret. 2003 WRC Rally Argentina M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [UNKNOWN] SS24 engine
Ret. 2003 WRC Rally New Zealand M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 2003 WRC Rally of Turkey (Kemer) M. Hiemer #10 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [UNKNOWN] SS7 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS8 fire
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Safari Rally M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS3 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally Argentina M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent WRC3 [X23 HMC] SS8 fuel pump
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally Australia (WA) M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS8 engine
Ret. 2002 WRC Swedish Rally M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS13 gearbox
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Hiemer #17 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2001 WRC Tour de Corse M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS9 steering
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS2 alternator
Ret. 2001 WRC Rally Argentina M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS11 fire truck hit regroup
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS6 steering
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS1 clutch
Ret. 2001 WRC Swedish Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2000 WRC Cyprus Rally M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1) WRC Evo2 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS19 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 1999 WRC Rally of Finland M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS14 electrics
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS9 clutch
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Hiemer #11 Skoda Octavia (1)  [UNKNOWN] SS0 ECU
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Giraudet #6 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN] SS11 electrics
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Wicha #3 Toyota Celica (T200)  [UNKNOWN] SS15 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Wicha #7 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS26 fire
Ret. 1993 WRC Rallye de Portugal N. Grist #7 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS13 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Hertz #10 Toyota Celica (T180)  [UNKNOWN] SS26 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Hertz #5 Toyota Celica (T180)  [UNKNOWN] SS38 crash
Ret. 1992 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Hertz #6 Toyota Celica (T180)  [UNKNOWN] SS18 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Hertz #5 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN] SS0 withdrawn before start
Ret. 1991 WRC Tour de Corse A. Hertz #7 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 1991 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Hertz #6 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Wicha #19 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN] SS29 crash
Ret. 1990 WRC Tour de Corse K. Wicha #9 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN] SS13 transmission
Ret. 1990 WRC Rallye de Portugal K. Wicha #15 Toyota Celica (T160)  [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1989 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Wicha #22 Audi 200  [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1989 WRC Rallye San Remo K. Wicha #11 Audi 200  [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash

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