Ernst von Delius

Ernst von Delius

29/3/1912 - 26/7/1937

Born in Plessa 1912. Raced Zoller 1934, ERA 1935, Auto Union junior driver 1936-37. He died as a result of his injuries sustained on lap 6 of the German Grand prix in 1937. Von Delius tried to pass Seaman's Mercedes W125 on the Antoniusbuche, but his car touched the hedge and hit the Mercedes at 250 km/h. The Mercedes crashed into a kilometer post and Seaman suffered several wounds in his face and broke his nose. Von Delius' car went through the left side hedge and over a field before ending up as a wreck on the main road outside the race track. Von Delius broke a leg and received several other injuries. Von Delius died a day later in hospital, due to thrombosis and complications.

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