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Alfred Neubauer

Alfred Neubauer. Copyright Kurt Adolff, supplied by Gergely Gabris. 2010. Used with permission.

Alfred Neubauer. Copyright Kurt Adolff, supplied by Gergely Gabris. 2010. Used with permission.

Alfred Neubauer, c.1968. Press photo taken by Cyril Posthumus, copyright free to use; print owned by Richard Jenkins, 2013.

Alfred Neubauer, c.1968. Press photo taken by Cyril Posthumus, copyright free to use; print owned by Richard Jenkins, 2013.

Born:

29 Mar 1891
Maehrisch-Ostrau

Died:

22 Aug 1980
Stuttgart

Nationality:

Germany

Teams:

Mercedes (1954-1955)

Legendary figure of pre and post-war motor racing, who retired shortly after the Le Mans tragedy in 1955, but retained links with Mercedes for decades afterwards. Neubauer grew up in what was then the Austrian-Hungarian empire, serving in their army, where amongst other things, he repaired motor vehicles during World War 1. He then joined Austro-Daimler, becoming their chief tester and also had a brief racing career. A friend and protege to Ferdinand Porsche, Alfred followed Porsche to Daimler, which then morphed into Mercedes. Neubauer then started his team management role, which he continued for many years and was a innovator of the pit board for drivers.

Biography last updated 28 Jul 2016