|Born||28 March 1935|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1966 - 1970|
|Races||5 (3 starts)|
|First race||1966 German Grand Prix|
|Last race||1970 German Grand Prix|
Hahne was successful in touring car racing, including the European Touring Car Championship. In 1966, he raced a BMW New Class 2000TI. In the six-hour "Großer Preis der Tourenwagen" on 3 July 1966, an Alfa Romeo GTA had lowered the Nürburgring touring car race lap record to 10:08.9. A month later, in a support race for the 1966 German Grand Prix, Hahne was the first to lap the Nürburgring in under 10 minutes in a touring car, in 9:58.5.
On the old and very long Nürburgring, Formula Two cars occasionally had their own race alongside the Formula One cars in the same events to fill the field, which provided other drivers like Kurt Ahrens, Jr., Gerhard Mitter and Dieter Quester the opportunity to enter the German Grand Prix. As the Formula Two section was counted separately, the drivers could not score World Championship points. Hahne participated in the 1966 and 1969 German Grands Prix in the special Formula Two sections of those events, but withdrew before the start of the 1969 event due to the fatal accident suffered by his team-mate Gerhard Mitter.
For his true Formula One debut at the 1967 German Grand Prix, Hahne drove a Formula Two Lola chassis fitted with a 2-litre 16 valve BMW engine, thus qualifying the drive for Formula One. The BMW factory were allowed to run this to give some national encouragement. He retired on lap 7 with suspension failure. The following year he finished 10th in the same car.
Hahne got himself a March 701 for 1970, but could not qualify for the 1970 German Grand Prix which was held at the Hockenheimring that year. Hahne claimed that chassis and engine were among the worst of the many March and Cosworth delivered that year. Ronnie Peterson showed later at Silverstone that this very car could reach adequate times, and Hahne retired from racing.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1966||Tyrrell Racing Organisation||Matra MS5 (F2)||BRM
|1967||Bayerische Motoren Werke||Lola T100||BMW Straight-4||RSA||MON||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR||GER
|1968||Bayerische Motoren Werke||Lola T100||BMW Straight-4||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||NED||FRA||GBR||GER
|1969||Bayerische Motoren Werke||BMW T269 (F2)||BMW Straight-4||RSA||ESP||MON||NED||FRA||GBR||GER
|1970||Hubert Hahne||March 701||Cosworth V8||RSA||ESP||MON||BEL||NED||FRA||GBR||GER
- "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". Retrieved 2007-08-13.
- "The Formula One Archives". Retrieved 2007-08-13.
- In touring car racing in the early 1960s, Hubert Hahne sets the highlights for BMW. Hahne, who was born on 28th March 1935 in Moers on Rhine, quickly discovers his passion for motor racing and in 1963 celebrates his first major success behind the wheel of a BMW 700, winning the European Touring Car Cup. The following year, Hahne dominates the German Circuit Championship with a BMW 1800Ti. By the end of the season he has won an impressive 14 of the 16-round season. His most successful year, however, is yet to come: In 1966, he wins another European Championship and, with a BMW 2000Ti, he masters the challenge of the “Green Hell” in 9:58.5 minutes, thus being the first touring car driver to lap the Nürburgring in less than ten minutes. Furthermore, he wins the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race with Jacky Ickx. In 1966 and the following years, Hahne also successfully contests Formula 2 and establishes two world records at Monza. In 1969, he finishes runner-up in the European Formula 2 Championship and enters several Formula One races. One year later, in 1970, the man who now resides in Italy, ends his motor racing career. - http://bmw-motorsport.com/ms/en/fascination/history/bmw_touring/heroes/index.html
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