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Famous Racecar Drivers from Germany

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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.

List features people like Eddie Rickenbacker and Michael Schumacher.

This historic racecar drivers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Germany?" These prominent racecar drivers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German racecar drivers.

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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 36
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 34
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 37
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 34
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 52
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 47
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 54
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 36
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 51
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 29
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 47
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 80
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 49
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 43
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 61
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