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Rudolf Caracciola
Caracciola
Born 30 January 1901
Remagen, Germany
Died 28 September 1959 (aged 58)
Kassel, Germany
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Grand Prix career
Years Active 1926-1939
Team(s) Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo
First Grand Prix 1926 German Grand Prix
Final Grand Prix 1939 Swiss Grand Prix
"Caracciola was second to none in his ability to triumph over shortcomings."
Alfred Neubauer

Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola was a German racing driver. Known by the title of Regenmeister, or "Rainmaster", for his prowess in wet conditions, he won the European Drivers' Championship a record three times, all while driving for the dominant "Silver Arrows" of the Mercedes-Benz team. He was nicknamed Caratsch by the German public.

BiographyEdit

Racing recordEdit

European Championship statisticsEdit

Entries 26
Starts 26
Wins 11
Pole positions 6
Fastest laps 4
Podiums 18
Retirements 7
Points 108
Championships 3 (1935,1937,1938)
Source:

European Championship career summaryEdit

Season Entrant Chassis Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums EDC EDC Points
1931 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz SSKL 1 0 0 0 0 27th 22
1932 SA Alfa Romeo Monza 1 0 0 0 0 3rd 9
Tipo B/P3 2 1 1 0 2
1935 Daimler-Benz AG W25B 7 4 1 1 5 1st 17
1936 Daimler-Benz AG W25C 3 1 1 0 1 6th 22
1937 Daimler-Benz AG W125 4 3 3 2 4 1st 13
1938 Daimler-Benz AG W154 4 1 0 0 4 1st 8
1939 Daimler-Benz AG W154 4 1 0 1 2 3rd 17

Race winsEdit

Complete European Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 EDC Pts
1931 ITA FRA
Ret
BEL 27th 22
1932 ITA
11
FRA
3
GER
1
3rd 9
1935 MON
Ret
FRA
1
BEL
1
GER
3
SUI
1
ITA
Ret
ESP
1
1st 17
1936 MON
1
GER
Ret
SUI
Ret
ITA 6th 22
1937 BEL GER
1
MON
2
SUI
1
ITA
1
1st 13
1938 FRA
2
GER
2
SUI
1
ITA
3
1st 8
1939 BEL
Ret
FRA
Ret
GER
1
SUI
2
3rd 17
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Complete Non-Championship Grands Prix resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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