Hermann Lang

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Hermann Lang (born 6 April 1909 in Cannstatt, died 19 October 1987 in Bad Cannstatt) was a German racing driver. A Mercedes mechanic from a young age, he made his name racing motorcycles and hillclimbs, before becoming a Mercedes Grand Prix driver in the late 1930s. He was controversially proclaimed the 1939 European Drivers' Champion, despite losing on points, as the season was cut short by the start of World War II. After the War, Lang raced sporadically in sportscars and Formula 2, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1952 with Fritz Riess. He competed in Formula 1 very briefly in 1953 and 1954, but without success. He ended his racing career at the age of 45, returning to Mercedes as a mechanic.

Complete Alternate Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Pts.
1953 Anglo Racing Engineering Leader LF153 Jaguar JFE-2 4.5 V12 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI
1954 Assasti Millanti Leader LF153 Jaguar JFE-2 4.5 V12 MON FRA BEL NED GBR SUI GER USA ITA
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* denotes season still in progress