1926 German Grand Prix

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Race details
1926 Grand Prix season
Date 11 July 1926
Official name I GROßER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND
Location AVUS, Berlin, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 19.565 km (12.157 mi)
Distance 20 laps, 391.308 km (243.148 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Ferdinando Minoia OM 665
Time 7'17.00
Podium
First Mercedes SS
Second NAG
Third Alfa-Romeo

The first auto race 1926 German Grand Prix, held at the AVUS track on July 11, 1926, in heavy rain, was won by native son, Rudolf Caracciola.

After the 1936 win of Bernd Rosemeyer and two more wins by "Carratsch", no other German driver would accomplish a German GP win until Michael Schumacher in 1995.

The 1926 race was marred by an accident involving driver Adolf Rosenberger, whose car crashed into one of the marshals' huts, killing three people.

The German Grand Prix would not return to the AVUS track until 1959.

Classification[edit]

A look at the crowd
Winner Rudolf Caracciola in a parade lap
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 14 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes Monza 20 2:54'12.8
2 5 Germany Christian Riecken NAG 20 2:57'33.2
3 - Germany Willy Cleer Alfa Romeo RLSS 20 3:00'16.8
4 - France Pierre Clause Bignan 20 3:02'07.4
5 32 Germany Georg Klöbe NSU 20 3:07'27.0
6 - Germany Max zu Schaumburg Lippe OM 665 20 3:10'57.4
7 - Germany Jakob Scholl NSU 20 3:11'54.2
8 - Germany Franz Islinger NSU 20 3:13'58.8
9 - Germany Hans Santner OM 665 20 3:16'54.2
10 - Germany Josef Müller NSU 20 3:18'25.4
11 - Germany Hans Bakatsch Brennabor 19 + 1 Lap
12 - Germany Reichstein Brennabor 19 + 1 Lap
13 - Germany Fritz Feldmann Hansa 19 + 1 Lap
14 - Germany Orska NAG 19 + 1 Lap
15 - Germany Fritz Mitzlaff Brennabor 20 + 1 Lap
16 - Germany Hugo Urban Emmerich Talbot 70 19 + 1 Lap
17 - Germany Max Wälti Bugatti T22 19 + 1 Lap
Ret - Germany Adolf Rosenberger Mercedes 7 Accident
Ret - Germany Hans Berthold NAG
Ret - Germany Carl Deimann Austro-Daimler
Ret - Germany Ernst Hofer Steiger
Ret - Germany Hans Kolb Bugatti T22
Ret - Germany Josef Ludwig Bugatti T22
Ret - Germany Rudolf Breier Bugatti T22
Ret - Italy Ferdinando Minoia OM 665
Ret - France Jean Chassagne Talbot 70   Accident
Ret - Germany August Momberger NSU    
Ret - Germany Georg Kimpel Bugatti T22
Ret - Germany Willy Loge AGA
Ret - Germany Hans Friedrich Pluto-Amilcar
Ret - Germany Adolf Mederer Pluto-Amilcar Accident
Ret - Germany Georg Fielder BF

Notes[edit]

  • Fastest lap: Ferdinando Minoia 7'17.0