Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

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Тео Хельфрих

Helfrich, Theo

Тео Хельфрих / Helfrich, Theo

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

13.05.1913

Франкфурт-на-Майне

Умер:

29.04.1978

Людвигсхавен

Сезонов в Ф1:

3

Лет в Ф1:

3

Гран При:

3

Старты:

3

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Лучший финиш:

12

Лучший старт:

18

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Круги:

25

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Километры:

570.25

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Ф1: 1952-1954

Тео Хельфрих / Helfrich, Theo - 1952-1954

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1952

Год

Команда

Шасси

1952Theo HelfrichVeritas RS
1953Theo HelfrichVeritas RS
1954Hans KlenkKlenk Meteor

A manager in the motoring trade in Mannheim, the balding Helfrich enjoyed considerable success in the early fifties and was one of Germany's best 'lesser-known' pilots. Driving a Veritas he won at Hockenheim in 1950, and over the next year or so scored some excellent placings with the car, bringing an invitation from Mercedes-Benz to race one of their three 300SLs at Le Mans. Paired with Niedermayr, Theo took a fine second place behind the Riess/Lang car.

In 1953 he raced a single-seater Veritas and won the German Formula 2 championship as well as helping to develop the little Borgward sports car. Theo and Gunther Bechem brought the potent little machine into third place overall, and easily won the 750-1500 cc class. Although Helfrich handled Klenk's car in the 1954 German Grand Prix, the rule changes had swept away Formula 2 in favour of the new 2.5-litre F1. Thus Theo purchased an F3 Cooper and proceeded to win in hill-climbs and minor races, taking seven wins in ten outings that year. Perhaps his most notable performance, though, was second to Moss in that year's Eifelrennen.

Purchasing a 1500 cc Porsche Spyder, Helfrich raced on for a couple more years, taking fifth place at Rouen in 1956.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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