Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

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Карл Клинг

Kling, Karl

Карл Клинг / Kling, Karl

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

Родился:

16.09.1910

Гисен

Умер:

18.03.2003

Гайнхофен

Сезонов в Ф1:

2

Лет в Ф1:

2

Гран При:

11

Старты:

11

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

2

подряд:

Поул-позиции:

подряд:

Первый ряд:

3

подряд:

Быстрые круги:

1

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

2

Лучший старт:

2

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

519

лидирования:

18

Километры:

3684.74

лидирования:

172.45

Очки:

17

за один сезон:

12

подряд:

2

Ф1: 1954-1955

Карл Клинг / Kling, Karl - 1954-1955

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1952-1955

Год

Команда

Шасси

1954Daimler Benz AGMercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196 Str.
Mercedes-Benz W196 Str.
1955Daimler Benz AGMercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196

Kling drove production cars in hill-climbs and trials as an amateur before the war but his racing career did not really start in earnest until 1947, when he scored a victory at Hockenheim with a BMW.

The next two seasons saw him crowned German sports car champion in the 2-litre class with the potent Veritas. In 1950, he raced the Veritas-Meteor in Formula 2, winning races at Grenzlandring and Solitude, and the Eifelrennen at the N?rburgring, which led to an invitation to help develop the pre-war Mercedes, which raced again at the start of 1951 in South America, taking second place in the Eva Peron Cup.

Leading the Mercedes 300SL sports car attack in 1952, Kling missed out at Le Mans, but made up for it elsewhere, winning the Carrera Panamericana and the Prix de Berne, and taking second in the Mille Miglia. After a short stay with Alfa Romeo in 1953, Kling was back in the silver cars the following season, but very much in the shadow of Fangio - although the Argentinian, allegedly, allowed him to take the Berlin GP at AVUS.

Relegated in the pecking order in 1955 by the arrival of Stirling Moss, Karl did not enjoy much success in Grands Prix, but took third place at Aintree, behind the star duo, and shared the second-placed Mercedes sports car with Fangio in both the Tourist Trophy and the Targa Florio, before retiring to take up a management position within the company following their withdrawal from racing at the end of the 1955 season.

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

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