Toni Ulmen

Toni Ulmen

25/1/1906 - 4/11/1976

The outstanding Veritas driver, Ulmen was the German F2 champion in 1949 and always posed a real threat in his Veritas-Meteor. In 1950 he was third at Erlen, less than ten seconds behind two Ferraris led by Villoresi, second in the Eifelrennen and fourth in the German GP. In 1951 he took second place and fastest lap at AVUS, and third at the ultra-fast Grenzlandring circuit. For 1952 Toni entered his sports-bodied Veritas in two World Championship events without success, but took a fifth place at the Eifelrennen, and won the Formula 2 high-speed thrash at Grenzlandring and a 2-litre sports car race at the Nurburgring. Despite announcing his retirement in early 1953, he was soon back, albeit briefly, sharing Roosdorp's Jaguar in sports car events and finishing third in the Spa 24 Hours.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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