Rudolf Caracciola

1901 - 1959

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Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola (30 January 1901 – 28 September 1959) was a German racing driver. He won the European Drivers' Championship, the pre-1950 equivalent of the modern Formula One World Championship, an unsurpassed three times. He also won the European Hillclimbing Championship three times – twice in sports cars, and once in Grand Prix cars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Caracciola has received more than 417,954 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Rudolf Caracciola is the 57th most popular racing driver, the 1,309th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,312th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 57 out of 1,080Before him are Alfredo Ferrari, Patrick Depailler, Tazio Nuvolari, Michèle Mouton, Lewis Hamilton, and Wolfgang von Trips. After him are Lella Lombardi, Damon Hill, Hannu Mikkola, Alan Jones, Chris Amon, and Gerhard Berger.

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Among people born in 1901, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 70Before him are Vasili Kuznetsov, Itzhak Stern, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Milada Horáková, Hans Kammler, and Tage Erlander. After him are Stefan Wyszyński, Alice Prin, Gino Cervi, Ub Iwerks, Eric Voegelin, and Hugo Gunckel Lüer. Among people deceased in 1959, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 33Before him are Edward C. Tolman, Ettore Majorana, John Foster Dulles, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, and Wanda Landowska. After him are Sidney Bechet, Ethel Barrymore, Olga Knipper, Edmond Debeaumarché, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, and D. F. Malan.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 1,309 out of 7,253Before him are Walter Rauff (1906), Dorothea Binz (1920), Josef Bühler (1904), John Rabe (1882), Rudolf Diels (1900), and Carl Stumpf (1848). After him are Ernst Albrecht (1930), Franz, Duke of Bavaria (1933), Christiane F. (1962), Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Heinz Lammerding (1905), and Karl-Otto Apel (1922).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 5Before him are Michael Schumacher (1969), Jochen Rindt (1942), Walter Röhrl (1947), and Wolfgang von Trips (1928). After him are Jochen Mass (1946), Sebastian Vettel (1987), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), Rolf Stommelen (1943), Karl Kling (1910), and Stefan Bellof (1957).