DRIVERS: WOLFGANG SEIDEL
Name: Wolfgang Seidel
Date of birth: July 4, 1926 - Dusseldorf
Date of death: March 1, 1987 - Munich
This German amateur raced intermittently in Grands Prix for a decade with little in the way of hard success, starting with a Veritas RS in the 1953 German Grand Prix and rounding it off with the 1962 British Grand Prix at Aintree in a Lotus-BRM 24. The eight Grand Prix starts separating those two events were tackled in a wide variety of cars ranging from a Scuderia Cento Sud Maserati 250F to a Formula 1 Cooper. His best placing was ninth in the 1960 Italian Grand Prix in his own Cooper-Climax T45. In other forms of motor sport his best result was a win in the 1959 Targa Florio with Edgar Barth.