Hans Herrmann

Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: July 11, 2013

  • Nationality: German
  • Date of birth: 23 February, 1928, Stuttgart

Hans Herrmann

Hans Herrmann was born on 23 February, 1928, in Stuttgart. Married in 1962, he has two sons. He still lives near Stuttgart and remains involved in his successful wholesale business retailing automotive accessories. When his schedule is not too tight, he likes to go skiing.

Career Highlights

  • 1952 First race in a Porsche 356
  • 1953 German Racing Car Champion
  • 1954 Nominated for the Mercedes factory team;
  • Sports car races for Porsche in the new 550 Spyder, class win at the
  • Carrera Panamericana and the Mille Miglia
  • 1956 Formula 1 races in Maserati and BMW
  • 1959 Formula 2 Champion in Porsche
  • 1960 Hans Herrmann wins, with Joakim Bonnier, the Targa Florio in a Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
  • 1963 Three years of racing for Carlo Abarth
  • 1966 Long-distance races for Porsche
  • 1969 Hans Herrmann, Jo Siffert, Vic Elford and Rolf Stommelen for the first time win the World Championship for Makes (prototypes) for Porsche
  • 1970 In his eleventh Le Mans race, he grabs the first overall victory for Porsche.
  • On the occasion of this highlight in motorsport, he decides to retire from active racing