Gerhard Karl Mitter (born 30 August 1935 in Krásná Lípa, Czechoslovakia – died 1 August 1969 on the Nürburgring Circuit, Germany) was a German racing driver who most notably drove for Lotus in Formula One.
Formula One Career
After beginning his racing career in motorbikes, Mitter entered the Formula Junior series. He became the best German Formula Junior driver with 40 victories.
During his Formula One career, he also entered with Porsche into sportscar racing and hillclimbing events.
After winning the Formula Junior Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring, the Porsche Formula One team invited Mitter to participate in the 1963 German Grand Prix. He placed in 4th position to gain 3 points in the season.
After leaving Lotus, Mitter entered his Formula Two car in the 1967 German Grand Prix, but was unable to complete any laps as an engine failure forced him out of the race.
After taking a break from Formula One racing, he again entered his Formula Two car into the 1969 German Grand Prix, the race in which he would be killed.
Formula One Statistical Overview
Formula One Record
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|1966||Ron Harris/Team Lotus||Lotus-Cosworth||0||NC||Report|
|1967||Gerhard Mitter||Brabham-Ford Cosworth||0||NC||Report|
|Front Row Starts||0|
|Distance Raced||852 km (529 mi)|
|Complete Formula One Results|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||DNS||Did not start|
|18th†||Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance)||NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)|
|4thP||Qualified for pole position||[+] More Symbols|
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