Famous German Race Car Drivers

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 1 
Michael Schumacher
(Formula One Racing Driver)

Michael Schumacher
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Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

With seven Formula One championship under his belt, Michael Schumacher is the most successful racer of Formula 1 and one of the greatest motor sports driver in the world. The retired German racer was the face of Ferrari for a decade and with his tremendous on track success also became one of best paid athletes in the sport’s history.

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Sebastian Vettel
(Racing Driver)

Sebastian Vettel
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Birthdate: July 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heppenheim, Germany

Widely considered one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, Sebastian Vettel holds a number of records, including most podium finishes and most consecutive race wins. Sebastian has a unique habit of naming his cars as he feels it is important to share a close relationship with the cars that he drives.

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Nico Rosberg
(Formula One Racing Driver)

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Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

The son of former Formula One world champion Keke Rosberg, Nico Rosberg followed in his father's footsteps to win the 2016 Formula One world championship. After announcing his retirement as a racing driver, Nico Rosberg became an eco-entrepreneur, helping with the construction of self-autonomous and electric vehicles. Rosberg has also worked with charities like Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli.

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Michael Fassbender
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Birthdate: April 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Michael Fassbender is a critically-acclaimed Irish-German actor best known for playing a sex addict in the psychological erotic drama film Shame. Apart from being an actor, Michael is also a well-known racing driver; he started his auto racing career in 2017 and currently races for Proton Competition in the European Le Mans Series.

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Ralf Schumacher
(Racing driver)

Ralf Schumacher
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Birthdate: June 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

Ralf Schumacher is a German former racing driver who first drove in Formula One with Jordan Grand Prix for the 1997 season. He is the younger brother of former Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher. He began karting at three and took to automobile racing as a young adult. He has since retired from motorsport and now mentors young drivers. 

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David Schumacher
(Racing driver)

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Birthdate: October 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bergheim, Germany

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Nico Hülkenberg
(Racing driver)

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Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Emmerich, Germany

Nico Hülkenberg initially worked as a forwarding agent at his father’s shipping company. He had started his racing career with go-karting at age 10 and grew up to race for Formula BMW, Formula Three, and GP2, among others. He scripted history by winning the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in his first attempt.

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 8 
Pascal Wehrlein
(Racing driver)

Pascal Wehrlein
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Birthdate: October 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany

German-Mauritian racing driver Pascal Wehrlein is the son of a boxer father and was thus no stranger to the world of sports. Starting his career with go-karting, he later became the youngest winner of the DTM series. He has represented teams such as Mercedes, Mahindra, and even Scuderia Ferrari.

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Sophia Flörsch
(Racing driver)

Sophia Flörsch
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Birthdate: December 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grünwald, Germany

German racing driver Sophia Flörsch is also skilled in activities such as karting, wind surfing, and skiing. She now competes for Abt Sportsline and the Richard Mille Racing Team. In 2020, she received the Laureus Comeback of the Year award for surviving a deadly accident on track and a spinal surgery.

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Mick Schumacher
(Racing driver)

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Birthdate: March 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland

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Nick Heidfeld
(Racing driver)

Nick Heidfeld
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Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany

Nick Heidfeld is a German professional racing driver known for scoring the most podium finishes without a Grand Prix win (13). He began racing karts as an 11-year-old and moved into the German Formula Ford series as a young man. He had a successful junior career and began his Formula One career in 2000. 

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Adrian Sutil
(Racing driver)

Adrian Sutil
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Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Starnberg, Germany

German-Uruguayan racing driver Adrian Sutil is known for his 7-season stint with Formula One. Starting his career with go-karting as a teenager, he grew up to represent Spyker and Sauber F1 teams. He was suspended for a Shanghai nightclub brawl, where he was celebrating Lewis Hamilton's win in the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Heinz-Harald Frentzen
(Racing driver)

Heinz-Harald Frentzen
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Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany

Former German racing driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen is best known for ending up as the 1997 Formula One World Drivers' Championship runner-up. He is part of the elite club of 7 German drivers who have ever won the country a Grand Prix. He also had a 3-year racing stint at DTM.

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Cora Schumacher
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Birthdate: December 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Langenfeld, Germany

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Wolfgang von Trips
(Racing driver)

Wolfgang von Trips
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Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: September 10, 1961

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Timo Glock
(Racing driver)

Timo Glock
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Birthdate: March 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lindenfels, Germany

German racing driver and BMW Motorsport works driver Timo Glock had begun his motorsport career at the tender age of 15. He was dragged into a controversy when critics claimed he let Briton Lewis Hamilton overtake him during the final lap of the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, a claim he still denies.

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Jochen Mass
(Racing driver)

Jochen Mass
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Birthdate: September 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorfen, Germany

Jochen Mass is a German former racing driver who has participated in 114 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix. He was the winner of the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix. He enjoyed great success in sports car racing after leaving the Formula One circuit. At present, he drives the Mercedes-Benz museum's historic cars. He played himself in the 2013 film Rush. 

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Götz Otto
(Actor)

Götz Otto
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Birthdate: October 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Offenbach, Germany

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Birthdate: June 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Stefan Bellof
(Racing driver)

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Birthdate: November 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Giessen, Germany
Died: September 1, 1985

 21 
André Lotterer
(Racing driver)

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Birthdate: November 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany

A 3-time Le Mans 24-hour racing champion, German racing driver André Lotterer now represents the TAG Heuer Porsche team. Though born in a German town, he often visits the Belgian town of Nivelles, where he was raised. He has also lived in Tokyo and Monaco.

 22 
Daniel Abt
(Racing driver)

Daniel Abt
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Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kempten, Germany

 23 
Markus Winkelhock
(Racing driver)

Markus Winkelhock
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Birthdate: June 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

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Sebastian Stahl
(Racing driver)

Sebastian Stahl
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Birthdate: September 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

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Rolf Wutherich
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Birthdate: August 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heilbronn, Germany
Died: July 22, 1981

 26 
Lirim Zendeli
(Racing driver)

Lirim Zendeli
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Birthdate: October 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bochum, Germany

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Hans-Joachim Stuck
(Racing Driver Who has competed in Formula One)

Hans-Joachim Stuck
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Birthdate: January 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Hans-Joachim Stuck is a German racing driver. The son of legendary motor racing driver Hans Stuck, he was introduced to racing early on. He won his first 24 hours race at the age of 19 and proceeded to have a brilliant racing career. He has competed in Formula One and many other categories during his long career. 

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René Rast
(Racing driver)

René Rast
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Birthdate: October 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minden, Germany

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Michael Bartels
(Racing Driver)

Michael Bartels
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Birthdate: March 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plettenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Timo Bernhard
(Race car driver)

Timo Bernhard
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Birthdate: February 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Homburg, Germany

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Maximilian Gunther
(Racing driver)

Maximilian Gunther
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Birthdate: July 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oberstdorf, Germany

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Bernd Maylander
(Racing driver)

Bernd Maylander
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Birthdate: May 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waiblingen, Germany

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Rudolf Caracciola
(Racing driver)

Rudolf Caracciola
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Birthdate: January 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Remagen, Germany
Died: September 28, 1959

 34 
David Beckmann
(Racing driver)

David Beckmann
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Birthdate: April 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iserlohn, Germany

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Manfred Winkelhock
(Racing driver)

Manfred Winkelhock
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Birthdate: October 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waiblingen, Germany
Died: August 12, 1985

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Hans Heyer
(Racing driver)

Hans Heyer
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Birthdate: March 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany

Hans Heyer went down in history for a funny incident at his only attempt at Formula 1. He, apparently, wasn’t qualified to race at the 1977 German Grand Prix, for being too slow, but began the race anyway and was then disqualified. He was also known for his signature Tyrolean hat.

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Bernd Schneider
(Racing driver)

Bernd Schneider
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Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Ingbert, Germany

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Sven Hannawald
(Ski Jumper)

Sven Hannawald
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Birthdate: November 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Breitenbrunn, Saxony Erlabrunn, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany

 39 
Mike Rockenfeller
(Racing driver)

Mike Rockenfeller
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Birthdate: October 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuwied, Germany

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Bernd Rosemeyer
(Race car driver)

Bernd Rosemeyer
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Birthdate: October 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lingen, Germany
Died: January 28, 1938

 41 
Maro Engel
(Racing driver)

Maro Engel
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Birthdate: August 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

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Hans Herrmann
(Formula One driver)

Hans Herrmann
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Birthdate: February 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

 43 
Horst von Saurma
(Racing driver)

Horst von Saurma
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Birthdate: August 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detmold, Germany

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Hermann Lang
(Racing driver)

Hermann Lang
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Birthdate: April 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany
Died: October 19, 1987

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Manfred von Brauchitsch
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Birthdate: August 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 5, 2003

 46 
Jutta Kleinschmidt
(Racing automobile driver)

Jutta Kleinschmidt
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Birthdate: August 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

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Leo Lowenstein
(Racing driver)

Leo Lowenstein
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Birthdate: September 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Died: April 24, 2010

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Marco Wittmann
(Racing driver)

Marco Wittmann
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Birthdate: November 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany

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Rolf Stommelen
(Racing driver)

Rolf Stommelen
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Birthdate: July 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Siegen, Germany
Died: April 24, 1983

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Klaus Ludwig
(Racing driver)

Klaus Ludwig
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Birthdate: October 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany