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Uwe Mansshardt is a professional stunt driver who lives in Hamberg, Germany. It all started when he was 14 while on a trip to Italy when he witnessed new Ferrari’s being tested and the hook was set. He worked as a stuntman in movies at the German Warner Bros. Movie World. That set the course toward training at Rick Seaman’s Hollywood Stunt Driver’s School in L.A. and from there he earned his FIA racing license at Zackspeed Driving Academy at the Nürburging. Today Uwe drives in commercials for Porsche, Mercedes, McLaren, and he’s even been a stunt driving double for Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard.
“I’m not interested in winning one second ahead of the others. I’m off to win ten minutes in front of everybody.” – Walter Rörhl
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
While shooting a movie and acting in the film a special effects artist put some makeup on his face that burned off much of his skin and hair on his head causing severe pain and injury. The injuries kept him from working for a year.
Being given the opportunity to drove the new McLaren SLR and realizing he can do this, he’s “the driver”.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A1984 Saab 900 Turbo
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Steer with the throttle, not the steering wheel. – Walter Rörhl
Walter Un Ich by Christian Geistdörfer
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Always hit the throttle. Never hit the brake. Just go fast.
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