Christian Kautz

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Christian Kautz (born 23 November 1913 – died on 4 July 1948) was an auto racing driver from Switzerland.[1]

Son of a Swiss multi-millionaire, his career started with Mercedes-Benz as a junior driver in 1936, then as an Auto Union junior driver in 1938, starting in three Grands Prix. Kautz was a testpilot for Lockheed in the United States during the Second World War, he died at only 34 years of age in a fatal accident in a Maserati at the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix in Bremgarten.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Complete European Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 EDC Pts
1937 Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes W125 Mercedes 5.7 L8s BEL
4
GER
6
MON
3
SUI
6
ITA
Ret
3rd 19
1938 Auto Union AG Auto Union D Auto Union 3.0 V12s FRA
Ret
GER SUI
Ret
ITA
Ret
14th 28
1939 Christian Kautz Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 Alfa Romeo 3.0 L8s BEL FRA
DNS
GER SUI 1
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Not listed in the Championship.

Post WWII Grandes Épreuves results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5
1947 Christian Kautz Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s SUI BEL
Ret
ITA FRA
1948 Enrico Platé Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s MON SUI
Ret
FRA ITA GBR
Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drivers – Christian Kautz". mercedesamgf1.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Drivers – Christian Kautz". historicracing.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Drivers – Christian Kautz". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Christian Kautz – Biography". MotorSportMagazine. Retrieved May 16, 2019.

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