Rudolf Hasse

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Rudolf Hasse in 1937

Rudolf Hasse (30 May 1906 – 12 August 1942) was a German racing driver who won the 1937 Belgian Grand Prix.[1]

Hasse was born in Mittweida, Saxony, and died while serving on the Russian front during World War II in a military hospital in Makiivka, Ukraine, from shigellosis aged only 36. In the 1930s he was a member of the National Socialist Motor Corps.[2]

Hasse driving an Auto Union at the 1937 Donington Grand Prix. He finished fifth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Frankenberg, Richard Alexander Freiherr (1966). Die grossen Fahrer von einst. Motorbuch Verlag. p. 42.
  2. ^ Hochstetter, Dorothee (2005). Motorisierung und "Volksgemeinschaft": Das Nationalsozialistische Kraftfahrkorps (NSKK) 1931–1945. Oldenbourg Verlag. pp. 291–292. ISBN 3486575708.