Fritz Riess

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Fritz Riess
Born (1922-07-11)11 July 1922
Died 15 May 1991(1991-05-15) (aged 68)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Germany German
Active years 1952
Teams privateer Veritas
Races 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1952 German Grand Prix
Last race 1952 German Grand Prix

Fritz Riess or Rieß (11 July 1922 in Nuremberg – 15 May 1991 in Samedan, Switzerland [1]) 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 only the first five finishers scored points at that time.

Riess also won the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mercedes-Benz, sharing the drive with Hermann Lang.


Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1952 Fritz Riess Veritas RS Veritas Straight-6 SUI
500
BEL
FRA
GBR
GER
7
NED
ITA
NC 0
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Walker
Peter Whitehead
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1952 with:
Hermann Lang
Succeeded by
Tony Rolt
Duncan Hamilton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.