Tag Archives: Hermann Lang

Mercedes, Alfred Neubauer, klemcoll, Reims

In the Fields of Reims

Here is that famous team manager of Mercedes-Benz, Alfred Neubauer, on the grid at the public road circuit of Reims-Gueux before the French Grand Prix on July 3, 1938. Naubauer is standing next to the Mercedes W154 which will be driven by Hermann Lang to third place behind his teammates Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf […]

Mercedes, Bremgarten, Swiss Grand Prix, Manfred von Brauchitsch

The Red Baron

It is August 20, 1938 on the Bremgarten Forest circuit in the Swiss capital city of Bern where the Swiss Grand Prix was always held. The car is a Mercedes-Benz W154 being driven by Manfred von Brauchitsch, the photograph taken during the dry practice period prior to the race which was run in wet conditions. Von Brauchitsch […]

Hermann Lang, Mercedes 154, Reims

Before the Start

  This is Hermann Lang about to climb aboard his Mercedes-Benz 154 Grand Prix car on the starting grid at the French Grand Prix on the Reims circuit on July 3, 1938. Behind Lang is Christian Kautz waiting in his Auto Union which will crash in Gueux village on the first lap. This is one of […]

Nuvolari, Donington, Auto-Union

The Flying Mantuan

The wiry little man at the wheel of this Auto Union Type D Grand Prix car is the famous Italian Tazio Nuvolari. In common with many prewar and early postwar drivers, Nuvolari had started his career with motorcycles, graduating to cars in the 1920s and joining Alfa Corse, the Alfa Romeo factory team in 1932. […]

Reims, Caracciola, Mercedes-Benz, Grand Prix

The Start !

The great Mercedes champion Rudolf Caracciola accelerates away from the start of the French Grand Prix at the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 3, 1938. The talented German driver had completely muffed his start from the second row of the grid and was now back next to the mysterious SEFAC. He recovered to get […]