Christian Kautz

Christian Kautz (born 23 November 1913 – died on 4 July 1948) was an auto racing driver from Switzerland.[1]

Son of a Swiss multi-millionaire, his career started with Mercedes-Benz as a junior driver in 1936, then as an Auto Union junior driver in 1938, starting in three Grands Prix. Kautz was a testpilot for Lockheed in the United States during the Second World War. He died at only 34 years of age in a fatal accident in a Maserati at the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix in Bremgarten.[2]

Racing record

Complete European Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantChassisEngine12345EDCPts
1937Daimler-Benz AGMercedes W125Mercedes 5.7 L8sBEL
4
GER
6
MON
3
SUI
6
ITA
Ret
3rd19
1938Auto Union AGAuto Union DAuto Union 3.0 V12sFRA
Ret
GERSUI
Ret
ITA
Ret
14th28
1939Christian KautzAlfa Romeo Tipo 308Alfa Romeo 3.0 L8sBELFRA
DNS
GERSUI1
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Not listed in the Championship.

Post WWII Grandes Épreuves results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234
1947Christian KautzMaserati 4CLMaserati 4CL 1.5 L4sSUIBEL
Ret
ITAFRA
1948Enrico PlatéMaserati 4CLMaserati 4CL 1.5 L4sMONSUI
Ret
FRAITA
Source:[4]

References

  1. ^ "Drivers – Christian Kautz". mercedesamgf1.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Drivers – Christian Kautz". historicracing.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Drivers – Christian Kautz". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Christian Kautz – Biography". MotorSportMagazine. Retrieved May 16, 2019.

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