Drivers

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  • Stuttgart, Jun 21, 2013 - The former Mercedes-Benz works racing driver Eugen Böhringer has died. He passed away in the early morning hours of 19 June 2013 in Stuttgart, at the age of 91. Born on 22 January 1922 in the Rotenberg area of Stuttgart, he would go on to deliver a series of outstanding successes as a rally driver for Mercedes-Benz. A particular highlight of his career was winning the title of European Rally Champion in 1962.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 20, 2013 - Legendary racing driver Hans Herrmann celebrates his 85th birthday on 23 February 2013. Born in Stuttgart, Herrmann gained international recognition during his time as a works driver for Mercedes-Benz in the years 1954 and 1955. The cars he drove for the brand back then were the post-war “Silver Arrows”, the W 196 R Grand Prix racing car and the 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing sports car.
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  • Stuttgart , Nov 2, 2012 - American racing driver John Cooper Fitch has died at the age of 95. Fitch passed away on 31 October 2012 at his home near Lime Rock Park, Connecticut/USA. Mercedes-Benz here pays its respects to his life – a life spent devoted to the automobile and to motorsport. The immediate points of contact between Fitch and Mercedes-Benz over the course of his career were comparatively brief – but highly significant.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 19, 2011 - Rudolf Caracciola was born on 30 January 1901 in Remagen. As a boy he was fascinated by cars, gathered first experience at the wheel of an “elderly 16/45 Mercedes” during the First World War and made up his mind to become a racing driver.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 8, 2009 - Victor Hémery’s reputation as one of the most successful racing drivers of his time was already established when Benz & Cie. engaged him in 1907. A little later he achieved what was probably his greatest triumph for the company: driving the "Blitzen-Benz", he became the very first man to break through the 200 km/h barrier.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 14, 2009 - Racing driver Stirling Moss celebrates his 80th birthday on 17 September 2009. He drove for Mercedes-Benz in one season, 1955 – an unforgettable year for the brand owing to the many, many triumphs.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 14, 2009 - For one season only, 1955, Stirling Moss drove for Mercedes-Benz. But in this one season he inscribed his name in the hall of fame of motorsport. Moss is regarded as a phenomenally talented driver even to this day – it is one of those quirks of history that he never became world champion. A serious accident terminated his career in 1962. Even after that he always remained an ambassador of motor racing – often, of course, in historical Mercedes-Benz vehicles which he once drove to victory.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 25, 2009 - When Richard Seaman drove his Mercedes-Benz W 154 3-litre formula racing car to victory at the 1938 German Grand Prix, he sealed his reputation as the most successful British racing driver of his day.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 23, 2008 - On February 23, 2008, Hans Herrmann will celebrate his 80th birthday. His name is closely linked with the return of Mercedes-Benz to Formula One racing after the Second World War.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 21, 2005 - Although he took enormous pride and pleasure in all his many victories and championship wins, what meant more to him was the sporting contest against the clock or the physical challenges posed by individual race circuits.
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