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Rudolf Caracciola

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Nuvolari Wins Monte Carlo Grand Prix 1932

 

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1938 Land Speed Trial Caracciola for Mercedes-Benz

 

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1939 Nurburgring GP - Rudolf Caracciola wins

 

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Caracciola speedraces against plane on Frankfurt Autobahn (1936)

 

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Rudolf Caracciola

Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola was a racing driver from Remagen, Germany. He won the European Drivers' Championship, the pre-1950 equivalent of the modern Formula One World Championship, an unsurpassed three times. He also won the European Hillclimbing Championship three times – twice in sports cars, and once in Grand Prix cars. Caracciola raced for Mercedes-Benz during their original dominating Silver Arrows period, named after the silver colour of the cars, and set speed records for the firm. He was affectionately dubbed Caratsch by the German public, and was known by the title of Regenmeister, or "Rainmaster", for his prowess in wet conditions.
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