Willi Krakau

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Willi Krakau
Born (1911-12-04)4 December 1911
Felgeleben, Saxony, Germany
Died 26 April 1995(1995-04-26) (aged 83)
Peine, Lower Saxony, Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Germany German
Active years 1952
Teams privateer AFM
Entries 1 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 German Grand Prix
Last entry 1952 German Grand Prix

Willi Krakau (4 December 1911, Felgeleben (now Schönebeck) – 26 April 1995) was a racing driver from Germany. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he built a reputation as a constructor of special racing cars, sometimes based on the BMW 328, with which he enjoyed some success in various formulae including Formula Two.

His single entry into a World Championship Formula One race was at the 1952 German Grand Prix. Driving his six-cylinder AFM car, he completed the qualifying sessions but did not appear on the starting grid.

Prior to his motor racing exploits, Krakau had tried his hand at several sports, and was a member of the German rowing team at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Krakau died in Peine in 1995.

Complete World Championship results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1952 Willi Krakau AFM BMW Straight-6 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER