Racing

1981—Formula 3 European & German Championships

1981—Formula 3 European & German Championships

  • Qualified as only German-speaking racer for the 1980 Monaco Formula 3 race;
  • Participated in and won three consecutive German Formula 3 Championship races (Nürburgring, Zolder, and Salzburgring)
  • Photo at left: in the lead in Formula 3 event at Germany’s famed Nürburgring.

“Schindler Advancing The 5th race of the German Formula 3 Championship was marked by the duel between Franz Konrad and Peter Schindler. Already during timed practice they chased each other to repeated lap records; and during the race the two didn’t give each other an inch. Konrad, who had a bad start, managed to take the lead briefly, but Schindler retook it with a spectacularly daring braking manoeuvre during which the two cars’ wheels almost touched and then didn’t relinquish the lead until the chequered flag..”

Motor Sport Aktuell is the most popular German-speaking weekly motor racing magazine.

1980—Formula Super V European & German Championships

1980—Formula Super V European & German Championships

  • Overall fifth in European Championship (note: participated in second half of that year’s championship only);
  • Lap records, pole positions, and wins on several tracks, including Silverstone, Zolder, Hockenheim, Salzburgring;
  • Photo at left: Powerslide in Zolder, Belgium’s former F1 track.

“A Star is born? ‘A Star is born’ is how the saying goes in Hollywood, but in Northampton last Sunday the name buzzing around the paddock was that of 20-year-old Swiss driver Peter Schindler. Schindler, driving his … Ralt RT5, smashed seven seconds off the lap record on his way to a devastating 18secs win in the Castrol Europe Cup race….”

Autosport is the premier motor racing magazine in the U.K. 

1979—European & Austrian Renault Elf Cups

1979—European & Austrian Renault Elf Cups

  • Overall third in Austrian Cup;
  • Competed in six European events (including Monaco, Hockenheim, Zolder) as one of four Austrian representatives;
  • Photo at left: in the lead at international event at A1 Ring in Austria.