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Helmet of Rudolf Caracciola

Flag of Germany Rudolf Caracciola

nationality German born January 30, 1901 hometown Remagen, near Bonn died September 28, 1959 place of death Kassel

Racing highlights

19392ndXIII Gran Premio di Tripoli
19393rdAIACR European Championship
19393rdADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class
19383rdXII Gran Premio di Tripoli
19381stAIACR European Championship
19382ndGrand Prix de Pau
19381stAcerbo Cup, Pescara
19371stAIACR European Championship
19373rdIII Donington Grand Prix
19372ndADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class
19361stVIII Grand Prix de Monaco
19361stTunis Grand Prix
19351stX° Gran Premio de España
19351stIX Grand Premio di Tripoli
19351stAIACR European Championship
19351stADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class
19342ndIX° Gran Premio de España
19341stXII Gran Premio d'Italia
19323rdX Gran Premio d'Italia. Autodromo di Monza 5 June
19322ndCoppa Acerbo
19322ndIV Grand Prix de Monaco
19323rdXVIII Grand Prix de L'Automobile Club de France, Reims, 3 July
19323rdAIACR European Championship
19321stADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class
19321stVI Grosser Preis von Deutschland, Nürburgring, 17 July. Group I
19311stMille Miglia Italy
19311stADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class
19293rdI Grand Prix de Monaco
19291stTourist Trophy
19281stIII Grosser Preis von Deutschland, Nürburgring 15 July
19271stADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class
19261stI Grosser Preis von Deutschland, AVUS 11July

Racing career summary

Races entered56
Wins24
Podiums39
Pole positions6
Fastest laps10
Race win percentage42.9%
Podium percentage69.6%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1939Racing6 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1938Racing8 races2 wins7 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1937Racing8 races3 wins6 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1936Racing7 races3 wins3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1935Racing7 races5 wins6 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1934Racing3 races1 win2 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1932Racing6 races3 wins5 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1931Racing4 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1930Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1929Racing2 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1928Racing1 race1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1927Racing2 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1926Racing1 race1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Rudolf Caracciola

1939 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd17Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1939 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1939 XIII Gran Premio di Tripoli

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W165

1939 Grand Prix de Pau

PositionPointsTeam
0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1938 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st8Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1938 Acerbo Cup, Pescara

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz

1938 XII Gran Premio di Tripoli

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1938 Coppa Ciano

PositionPointsTeam
0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1938 Grand Prix de Pau

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W154

1937 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st13Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
43423
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W125

1937 XI Gran Premio Di Tripoli

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W125

1937 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Mercedes-Benz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes

1937 III Donington Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W125

1937 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W125

1936 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th22Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25K

1936 X° Gran Premio di Tripoli

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25K

1936 VIII Grand Prix de Monaco

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz

1936 Tunis Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25K

1936 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25K

1935 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st11Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
53401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes Benz

1935 IX Grand Premio di Tripoli

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25B

1935 X° Gran Premio de España

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25

1935 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25

1934 X Coppa Acerbo

PositionPointsTeam
0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes W25

1934 IX° Gran Premio de España

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25

1934 XII Gran Premio d'Italia

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz W25

1932 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd9Alfa Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo P3

1932 Coppa Acerbo

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Alfa Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo P3

1932 IV Grand Prix de Monaco

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0R. Caracciola
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo Monza

1932 X Gran Premio d'Italia. Autodromo di Monza 5 June

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0SA Alfa Romeo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo Monza

1932 XVIII Grand Prix de L'Automobile Club de France, Reims, 3 July

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0SA Alfa Romeo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3

1932 VI Grosser Preis von Deutschland, Nürburgring, 17 July. Group I

PositionPointsTeam
1st0S.A. Alfa Romeo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3

1932 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0R Caracciola
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

1931 AIACR European Championship

PositionPointsTeam
46th22Private Entry
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz SSKL

1931 III Grand Prix de Monaco

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz SSKL

1931 Mille Miglia Italy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes SSKL

1931 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0R Caracciola
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz SSKL

1930 Mille Miglia Italy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz SSK

1929 I Grand Prix de Monaco

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Daimler-Benz AG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes SSK

1929 Tourist Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz SSK

1928 III Grosser Preis von Deutschland, Nürburgring 15 July

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes SS

1927 II Grosser Preis von Deutschland, Nürburgring 17 july

PositionPointsTeam
0Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes S

1927 ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring - GP class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes S

1926 I Grosser Preis von Deutschland, AVUS 11July

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes SS
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