Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967

Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987

Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992

Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


Eddie Jordan


Mike Thackwell


Stéphane Ortelli


Fabrizio de Simone


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998

Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969

Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973

Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978

Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985

David Leslie

1953 - 2008

Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008

Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009

Ludwig Fischer
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17 / 12 / 1917
8 / 3 / 1991
Ludwig Fischer raced mainly in German Formula 2 during the 1950s and early 1960s,. He also competed in hillclimbing and Formula Junior.

Ludwig Fischer was born in Straubing in German and started racing when he bought one of Alex von Falkenhausen's F2 cars with a 1949 type spaceframe chassis by Hahn and bodywork by Huber.

He raced it in the West German Championship in 1951. Scoring a 5th in the first round at the Riemer Flugplatz before posting a DNF at the Nürburgring. He finished the season 6th in the West German F2 Championship.

His single Formula One entry was the 1952 German Grand Prix with his privately-run AFM BMW, but he did not start the race despite all 32 entrants (Fischer was 31st fastest) being considered as having qualified.

In 1953 he was a no show at the XVII Internationales ADAC-Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring still running the AFM.

In 1957 he raced in the non championship Grand Prix of Opatjia in a RS Porsche finishing 2nd and he campaigned the same car the folowing year with limited success scoring a 5th at the Grand Prix of Napoli, a 4th in the Grand Prix of Opatija, a 2nd Baden Rock and an 8th at the Grand Prix of Austria at Zeltweg on the 17th August 1958.

He raced in the 1960 Monza Grand Touring Grand Prix finishing third in class and 10th overall in a Fiat-Abarth 750.

In 1964 he entered the Hill Climb at Rossfeld a round of the World Sportscar Championship in a Mercedes-Benz 230SL. He qualified with a time of 4:21,930 (the quickest practice time was set by Edgar Barth in an Elva Mk.7 Porsche at 3:10,470)but put in a DNS.

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