DRIVERS: ERWIN BAUER

Name: Erwin Bauer
Nationality: Germany
Date of birth: July 17, 1912
Date of death: June 3, 1958 - Cologne

A German amateur racer known for driving an undermatched Lotus to fourth place in the 1954 Nurburgring 1000 Km, providing Lotus with one of its earliest Continental successes. He drove a Veritas RS in the 1953 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Killed at the same circuit five years later at the wheel of a 2-liter sports Ferrari where, not realizing he had passed the chequered flag, he kept on racing and crashed fatally on what was in fact the slowing-down lap.

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