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Hans Mezger

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Hans Mezger, Stuttgart, 25 April 2014. Copyright Carlos Ghys, 2014. Used with Permission.

Hans Mezger, Stuttgart, 25 April 2014. Copyright Carlos Ghys, 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

18 Nov 1929
Ottmarsheim

Nationality:

Germany

Teams:

Porsche (1959-1962)

Engines:

Porsche (1959-1991)

Worked with Porsche for almost 40 years, finishing in the early 1990's as their technical director in the competitions department. Now retired, but still keeps in touch with the sport and was also an engineering tutor for a university. Amongst Mezger's most notable achievements are the valve-train on the Porsche Carrera engine, the first air-cooled flat six-cylinder Porsche 911 engine and the McLaren TAG turbo engine which took the team to the World Constructor's Championship in 1984, but there were many other successes. Mezger released his autobiography, Porsche and Me, back in 2010. Mezger was also involved in car design for a while during Porsche's brief foray in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Biography last updated 1 Oct 2019