Fritz Riess

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Fritz Riess
Fritz Rieß.jpg
Born(1922-07-11)11 July 1922
Nuremberg, Germany
Died15 May 1991(1991-05-15) (aged 68)
Samedan, Switzerland
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityGermany German
Active years1952
Teamsprivateer Veritas
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1952 German Grand Prix
Last entry1952 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 seventh, 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.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]


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

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
1952 Germany Daimler-Benz A.G. Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W194 S3.0 277 1st 1st
1953 Italy SpA Alfa Romeo West Germany Karl Kling Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM S5.0 133 DNF


  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". Retrieved 2007-07-29.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Walker
Peter Whitehead
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
With: Hermann Lang
Succeeded by
Tony Rolt
Duncan Hamilton