Rudolf "Rudi" Fischer (born 19 April 1912 in Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany – died 30 December 1976 in Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland) was a Swiss amateur gentleman racing driver, racing team leader and restaurant owner. Fischer competed in the post-war F1 scene in the late 1940s and early 1950s, for his team Écurie Espadon, later known as Scuderia Espadon. He won two non-championship races, the 1952 Eifelrennen and 1952 Avusrennen. In the Formula One World Championship, he scored two podiums, both in 1952, with second place at the Swiss Grand Prix and third at the German Grand Prix.

Fischer was more active on the Formula Two scene, and he left the sport at the end of 1952 over safety concerns.

Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Note: Italics denotes entries and constructors used only in non-championship races.

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1948 Écurie Espadon Simca-Gordini Report
1949 Écurie Espadon Simca-Gordini Report
1950 Écurie Espadon SVA-Fiat 0 NC Report
HW Motors HWM-Alta
1951 Écurie Espadon Ferrari 0 NC Report
1952 Écurie Espadon Ferrari 10 4th Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 9
Starts 7
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 2
Fastest laps 0
Points 10
Laps Raced 254
Distance Raced 2143 km (1332 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1952 Eifelrennen
2 1952 Avusrennen

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1950 Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Switzerland Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of Italy 0 NC
1951 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 0 NC
11th 6th DNS
1952 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy 10 4th
2nd 11th[1] 13th 3rd Ret

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols


  1. Shared drive with Peter Hirt

External linksEdit

v·d·e Nominate this page for Featured Article
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.