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Born on this day (22nd - February)

Willy Tischbein

1871 - 1946


Sir Francis Samuelson

1890 - 1981


Ernst Henne

1904 - 2005


1910 - 1978


George Constantine

1916 - 1968


Marshall Teague

1922 - 1959


Jesus Iglesias

1922


1936 - 2002


1937 - 2002


Tim Mayer

1938 - 1964


Jorge de Bagration

1944 - 2008


Niki Lauda

1949



Died on this day (22nd - February)

Bertrand Faucigny-Lucinge

1898 - 1943


1928 - 2005



Hans Blees
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GERMANY

Born
15 / 2 / 1920
Died
18 / 3 / 1994
Post war German racing driver who raced a Veritas and an AFM mostly in East Germany.


Hans Blees was from Düsseldorf

In 1952 he raced a Veritas RS BMW finishing 3rd in a round of the DDR Sportscar Championship at the Sachsenring.
 
He entered the German GRand Prix in 1953 but did not appear.

In 1953 when Heeks became a member of the semi-works Veritas team "Ecuire Nürburg" and switched to one of Loof´s new Meteor cars, he handed over his AFM 50-8 to Blees, who used it mainly in East German events. He entered it into the German GRand Prix in 1953 but did not appear.

In East German Formula 2 was prolonged until the end of the 1954 and Blees campaigned the full season in the car finishing 3rd in the Dresden Hellerau Rennen and second at the Bernaurennen at Bernau in Germany.

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