|Date of Birth||30/10/1930|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Début||Brands Hatch 1958|
|Championships||0 (3rd 1958)|
|Previous Teams||Team Speedwell|
|Total Entries||0 (0 Starts)|
|Wins||0 (0 in Class)|
Sprinzel first entered motorsport in 1955, when he finished sixth in class at the RAC Rally in his mother's Austin A30. He continued to enter rallies, ultimately using an Austin A35, the car he would also use in the 1958 BTCC season. Sprinzel also made a name for himself driving Frogeye Sprites, as well as establishing his own team: Team Speedwell.
Sprinzel decided to dabble in the newly formed British Saloon Car Championship in 1958, entering his Austin A35 under his own stable, Team Speedwell. Sprinzel proved to be competitive, taking his class with ease and finishing a single point behind Jack Sears and Tommy Sopwith in their more powerful cars. Sprinzel took six class victories that year.
In 1959, Sprinzel led the calls for races to be restructured, as different race formats were used each week. This led to the BSCC adopting Appendix J of the FIA rulebook for their official regulations. For Sprinzel, however, the new season proved fruitless, with no further class wins to add to his name. Ultimately, at the end of 1959, Sprinzel left both the BSCC and Team Speedwell, instead focusing on endurance racing and rallying.
A table containing John Sprinzel's best results in the BTCC. The results refer to Sprinzel's class finishes, upon which points were awarded.
|British Touring Car Championship Record|