Hans Herrmann & Rolf Stommelen

25. Jun 2019 
by Ziv Knoll

Hans Herrmann is a retired Formula One driver from Stuttgart in Germany, and one of the best sports car racing driver of his era.

In Formula 1, he participated in 19 Grand Prix, achieving one podium, and a total of 10 championship points.

Drove for : Mercedes, Maserati, Cooper, BRM, Porsche.

In sports car racing, he scored the first overall win for Porsche at the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours with brit Dick Attwood.

Rolf Stommelen was a racing driver from Germany,  both active in Formula One and in Sports Cars racing.

He was also considered as one of the best endurance racers of the 60s and 70s.

He participated in 63 Formula 1 Grand Prix, achieved 1 podium and 14 championship points.

Teams : Surtees, Brabham, Eifelland, Hill, RAM, Hesketh, Arrows.

Very fast in Sports Cars racing, Stommelen was on pole for the 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours in a Porsche 917 a year after finishing 3rd in a Porsche 908.

In 1970, he was the first to reach speeds exceeding 350 km/h on the Mulsanne Straight in his Porsche 917 LH.

For years, he drove all Porsches (935, Moby Dick, 936) all over the world for the official Porsche team, but also for privateers.

Sadly, lost his life in a race in Riverside in a Porsche 935 he was sharing with Derek Bell in 1983.

Source: DR

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