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List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Germany and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Germany is included when available.

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Adolf Brudes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Adolf Brudes Dec. at 87 (1899-1986) Adolf Brudes was a Formula One driver from Germany. He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, on 3 August 1952, but scored no championship points. He also participated in several ...more

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Adrian Sutil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Adrian Sutil age 35 Adrian Sutil is a German racing driver who most recently drove for Sauber in Formula One for the 2014 season. He is currently reserve driver for the Williams team for 2015. Sutil started karting ...more

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Alexandros Margaritis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
age 33 Alexandros Margaritis Greek: Αλέξανδρος Μαργαρίτης; is a racing driver who is best known for competing in the German-based Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters touring car championship. Prior to that, ...more

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André Ahrlé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
André Ahrlé Andre Ahrle is a racing driver born in Germany. In 2001 he drove in the FIA GT Championship for the Larbre Porsche team, on a Porsche 996 GT3-R. He also filled in for other drivers in various ...more

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André Lotterer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
André Lotterer age 36 André Lotterer is a Belgian-German professional racing driver competing with a Belgian licence, while representing Germany. He is best known for his success in endurance racing—including ...more

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Andreas Wirth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Andreas Wirth age 33 Andreas Wirth was born 19 November 1984 in Heidelberg Germany, and currently resides near the famed Hockenheimring. From an early age Andreas proved himself to be a capable German racer. In 2004 ...more

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Anita King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dec. at 79 (1884-1963) Anita King was an American stunt driver, actress, and thoroughbred racehorse owner.

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Arnd Meier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Arnd Meier age 45 Arnd Meier is a former race car driver. After finishing second in the 1996 German Formula Three Championship behind Jarno Trulli, but ahead of teammate Nick Heidfeld, Meier participated in the ...more

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Arno Klasen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Arno Klasen age 51 Arno Klasen is a German racecar driver best known for his long career in VLN endurance racing series on the Nürburgring. He has collected 26 overall wins in the category, ranking fourth ...more

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Bernd Mayländer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Bernd Mayländer age 46 Bernd Mayländer is a German racing driver and current Formula One safety car driver.

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Bernd Rosemeyer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Bernd Rosemeyer Dec. at 29 (1909-1938) Bernd Rosemeyer was a German racing driver.

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Bernd Schneider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Bernd Schneider age 53 Bernd Schneider is a racing driver from Germany.

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Catharina Felser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Catharina Felser age 35 Catharina Felser is a German race car driver born in Siegburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. Catharina started her career in karting during 1997, moving up to Austrian Formula Ford in 2000. Her ...more

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Christian Abt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Christian Abt age 50 Christian Abt is a race car driver born in Kempten, Germany, into a family of amateur race drivers and car dealers. His elder brother Hans-Jürgen Abt runs the Abt Sportsline Audi racing ...more

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Christian Danner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
age 60 Christian Danner is a former race car driver from Germany. The son of car safety expert Max Danner, Christian started motor-racing in the Renault 5 cup. He advanced to Formula 2 and set the F2 ...more

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Christian Lautenschlager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Christian Lautenschlager Dec. at 77 (1877-1954) Christian Friedrich Lautenschlager was a German Grand Prix motor racing champion.

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Christian Vietoris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
age 28 Christian Vietoris is a German racing driver, currently driving in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for HWA Team. Vietoris is also a part of the revitalized Mercedes-Benz Junior Team, together ...more

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Christian Werner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Christian Werner Dec. at 40 (1892-1932) Christian Werner was a German racecar driver.

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Claudia Hürtgen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Claudia Hürtgen age 46 Claudia Hürtgen is a German race driver. Along with Ellen Lohr and Sabine Schmitz, she is one of Germany's best known female racers. Hürtgen started her career in karting and moved to ...more

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Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dec. at 50 (1951-2001) Ralph Dale Earnhardt, better known as Dale Earnhardt, was an American race car driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. Earnhardt began his career in ...more

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Dieter Glemser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dieter Glemser age 79 Dieter Glemser is a former touring car racing driver from Stuttgart, Germany. He stated his career in the early 1960s in rallying with a Porsche 356 and In 1963 he won the Rally Poland with a ...more

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Dirk Adorf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dirk Adorf age 48 Dirk Adorf, is a German race car driver. Starting with small cars, he won the Nürburgring VLN German Endurance Trophy in 1992, 1996 and 1997. This earned him drives in the German Super ...more

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Dirk Müller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dirk Müller age 42 Dirk Müller is a German BMW factory racing driver, driving for BMW Team RLL in the 2012 American Le Mans Series. His former Schnitzer BMW team-mate Jörg Müller is unrelated, as is ...more

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Dominic Dobson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dominic Dobson age 60 Dominic Dobson is a German-born former CART and Craftsman Truck Series driver who made 7 starts in the Indianapolis 500 with a best finish of 12th in 1992, over 60 starts in the CART, with a ...more

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Eddie Rickenbacker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dec. at 83 (1890-1973) Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also ...more

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Edgar Barth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Edgar Barth Dec. at 48 (1917-1965) Edgar Barth was a German Formula One and sports car racing driver. Barth was born in Herold. He began his career as a DKW motorcycle racer and later switched to BMW sportscars. The East German ...more

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Ellen Lohr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Ellen Lohr age 52 Ellen Lohr is a German race driver. She is one of Germany's most accomplished female drivers, having won a DTM race, on 24 May 1992 in a Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 on the Hockenheimring. When the ...more

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Ernst Klodwig is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Ernst Klodwig Dec. at 70 (1903-1973) Ernst Klodwig was a racing driver from East Germany. He participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, driving privately run BMWs with different engines. He was classified in ...more

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Ernst Loof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Ernst Loof Dec. at 49 (1907-1956) Ernst Loof was an automotive engineer and racing driver from Neindorf, Germany. He contributed to the design of the BMW 328 sports car in the late 1930s. He participated in one World ...more

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Ernst von Delius is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dec. at 25 (1912-1937) Ernst von Delius was a racing driver from Germany. Von Delius died at the age of 25 years old at the Nürburgring Circuit during the 1937 German Grand Prix, having suffered a fatal collision ...more

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Erwin Bauer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Erwin Bauer Dec. at 46 (1912-1958) Erwin Bauer was a German Formula One driver who raced a privately entered Veritas in his one World Championship Grand Prix.

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Frank Biela is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Frank Biela age 53 Frank Biela is an auto racing driver, mainly competing in touring cars and sportscar racing. He has raced exclusively in cars manufactured by the Audi marque since 1990. Biela started his career ...more

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Franz Konrad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Franz Konrad age 66 Franz Konrad is a former race driver and founder of Konrad Motorsport in 1976. As a driver, he won the 1983 German Formula Three Championship in an Anson SA4-Toyota. In 1990, he took a career ...more

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Fritz Riess is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Fritz Riess Dec. at 69 (1922-1991) Fritz Riess or Rieß was a racing driver from Germany. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 3 August 1952. He finished 7th, scoring no championship points as ...more

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Gerhard Mitter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dec. at 34 (1935-1969) Gerhard Karl Mitter was a German Formula One and sportscar driver. Mitter was born in Schönlinde in Czechoslovakia, but his family was expelled from there, to Leonberg near Stuttgart. After ...more

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Gina-Maria Adenauer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Gina-Maria Adenauer age 32 Gina Maria Adenauer is a female race car driver from Germany. She started her career in karting, then moved to in German Formula König at the age of 17 in 2002, moving on to German Formula ...more

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Günther Bechem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Günther Bechem Dec. at 90 (1921-2011) Karl-Günther Bechem was a racing driver from Germany. Bechem started out in sports car racing before competing in Formula One in the 1952 German Grand Prix, driving a BMW under the alias ...more

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Günther Seiffert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Günther Seiffert age 80 Günther Seiffert is a former racing driver from Germany. He made one attempt at a World Championship Formula One event, entering the 1962 German Grand Prix with a Lotus run by Wolfgang ...more

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Hans Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Hans Herrmann age 90 Hans Herrmann is a former Formula One and Sports car racing driver from Stuttgart, Germany. In F1, he participated in 19 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on August 2, 1953. He achieved 1 ...more

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Hans Heyer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Hans Heyer age 75 Hans Heyer is a racing driver from Wegberg, the site of the Grenzlandring, a former high speed race track oval. He mainly raced touring cars, being popular with the fans for his rather funny ...more

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Hans-Joachim Stuck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Hans-Joachim Stuck age 67 Hans-Joachim Stuck, nicknamed "Strietzel", is a German racing driver who has competed in Formula One and many other categories.

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Hans Klenk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Hans Klenk Dec. at 90 (1919-2009) Hans Klenk was a racing driver from Germany. He participated in one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix on August 3, 1952 and did not score any championship points.

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Hans Stuck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Hans Stuck Dec. at 78 (1900-1978) Hans Stuck was a German motor racing driver. Both his son Hans-Joachim Stuck and his grandsons Johannes and Ferdinand Stuck became race drivers. Despite many successes in Grand Prix motor racing ...more

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Hans-Georg Bürger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Dec. at 28 (1952-1980) Hans-Georg Bürger was a racing driver from West Germany.

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Harald Grohs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Harald Grohs age 74 Harald Grohs is a race driver and team owner from Essen, Germany. Grohs took part in more than 50 24 Hours endurance racing races, mainly 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours Nürburgring.

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Harry Merkel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Harry Merkel Dec. at 77 (1918-1995) Harry Erich Merkel was a racing driver from Germany. His single entry to a World Championship Grand Prix was at the 1952 German Grand Prix, sharing one of Willi Krakau's cars, a BMW-Eigenbau. He ...more

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Heinz Melkus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Heinz Melkus Dec. at 77 (1928-2005) Heinz Melkus was an East-German race car driver and constructor of sport cars. He founded the company Melkus to produce race and sport cars, his Wartburg based Melkus RS 1000 was with 101 build ...more

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Heinz-Harald Frentzen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Heinz-Harald Frentzen age 50 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, also known as 'HHF', is a German professional racing driver. He was the runner-up in the 1997 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, driving for Williams.

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Helm Glöckler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Helm Glöckler Dec. at 84 (1909-1993) Helm Glöckler was a German amateur racing driver. Glöckler raced a Deutsch-Bonnet in Formula 3 in 1951, and won the sports car racing event at the 1953 Eifelrennen with a new Porsche ...more

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Helmut Kelleners is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany
Helmut Kelleners Helmut Kelleners is a former race driver from Germany, winning the Spa 24 Hours and the 24 Hours Nürburgring. His son Ralf Kelleners is also a race car driver.