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Paul Pietsch

Paul Pietsch, 1952. Copyright from the collection of Kurt Adolff & family, 2010. Used with permission.

Paul Pietsch, 1952. Copyright from the collection of Kurt Adolff & family, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

20 Jun 1911
Freiburg im Breisgau

Died:

31 May 2012
Karlsruhe

Nationality:

Germany

Grands Prix:

3 (1950-1952)

Pre-war starlet, who at the age of 100 at death, was the last surviving pre-war Grand Prix driver and the first ever Grand Prix driver to reach 100 years of age. He was well enough to celebrate his centenary at a host of special events to mark the occasion. The founder of Das Auto and Motor Presse publishing concerns, the latter of which arranged a special rally in his honour, the Paul Pietsch Classic. Pietsch started racing in 1932 in hillclimbs, finishing twenty years later. He was the 1951 West German Formula 2 Champion and also won an ice-racing event in Sweden back in 1933.

Biography last updated 30 Jan 2016