Günther Bechem

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Karl-Günther Bechem
Born (1921-12-21)21 December 1921
Died 3 May 2011(2011-05-03) (aged 89)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Germany German
Active years 19521953
Teams non-works BMW, non-works AFM
Entries 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 German Grand Prix
Last entry 1953 German Grand Prix

Karl-Günther Bechem (alias: "Bernhard Nacke") (21 December 1921 – 3 May 2011) was a racing driver from Germany.

Bechem started out in sports car racing before competing in Formula One in the 1952 German Grand Prix, driving a BMW under the alias "Bernhard Nacke". He failed to finish the race, and so did not score any World Championship points. He continued driving an ex-Karl Gommann AFM-BMW (chassis 50–5) in Formula One in 1953, at AVUS and then in the German Grand Prix at Nürburgring, again failing to finish. He was more successful in sports car racing with the Borgward team.

In 1954 Bechem crashed heavily while competing in the Carrera Panamericana, and although he recovered fully from his injuries, he never raced again at this high level.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1952 "Bernhard Nacke" BMW Eigenbau Straight-6 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER
1953 Günther Bechem AFM 50-5 BMW Straight-6 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER