Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola (January 30, 1901 – September 28, 1959) was a German racing driver of Italian descent, the greatest to ever have competed in the European Championship, winning three titles, in 1935, 1937 and 1938. He was also the last official champion in the series, as it was cancelled in 1939 before a champion could be crowned.

Racing career[edit | edit source]

Pre-Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

1928[edit | edit source]

1929[edit | edit source]

1930[edit | edit source]

1931[edit | edit source]

1932[edit | edit source]

1933[edit | edit source]

1934[edit | edit source]

1935[edit | edit source]

1936[edit | edit source]

1937[edit | edit source]

1938[edit | edit source]

1939[edit | edit source]

Post-Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Statistical overview[edit | edit source]

Grand Prix record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team EDC Points EDC Pos. Report
1928 Mercedes-Benz
1929 Mercedes-Benz
1930 R. Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
Diamler Benz AG
1931 R. Caracciola Mercedes-Benz 22 =46th Report
1932 R. Caracciola Alfa Romeo 9 3rd Report
SA Alfa Romeo
1933 Scuderia CC Alfa Romeo Report
1934 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz Report
1935 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz 11 1st Report
1936 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz 22 6th Report
1937 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz 13 1st Report
1938 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz 8 1st Report
1939 Diamler Benz AG Mercedes-Benz 17 3rd Report

Race wins[edit | edit source]

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete European Championship results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 Pts Pos
1931 Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Belgium.svg 22 =46th
Ret
1932 Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany 1919 - 1933.svg 9 3rd
NC 3rd 1st
19331934: Not held
1935 Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of German Reich 1933 - 1935.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg Flag of Spain 1931 - 1939.svg 11 1st
1st 3rd 1st Ret 1st
1936 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of German Reich (1935-1945).svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg 22 6th
1st Ret Ret
1937 Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of German Reich (1935-1945).svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg 13 1st
1st 2nd 1st 1st
1938 Flag of France.svg Flag of German Reich (1935-1945).svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg 8 1st
2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
1939 Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of German Reich (1935-1945).svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy 1861-1946.svg 17 3rd
Ret Ret 1st 2nd C


Key
Symbol Meaning Pts Symbol Meaning Pts
1st Winner 1 Ret Retired (>75% race distance) 4
2nd Podium finish 2 Ret Retired (50–75% race distance) 5
3rd 3 Ret Retired (25–50% race distance) 6
5th Finished race (>75% race distance) 4 Ret Retired (<25% race distance) 7
7th Finished race (50–75% race distance) 5 DSQ Disqualified 8
NC Non-classified finish (50–75% race distance) 5 Did not participate 8
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