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Karl-Günther Bechem (born December 21 1921 in Hagen, Weimar Republic (modern-day Germany)) was a German Formula One racing driver who competed in two German Grands Prix in 1952 and 1953 as a privateer. Bechem entered the first of these under the pseudonym, "Bernhard Nacke" in order to hide his racing career from his family. Bechem failed to finish in both of these races, completing only seven laps (159.67km) of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

After his F1 career came to an end, Bechem took to sportscar racing, but his career was cut short by serious injuries sustained during the Carrera Panamericana border-to-border race in Mexico in 1954.

Bechem died on May 3 2011.


Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos.
1952 "Bernhard Nacke" privateer (BMW) 0 NC
1953 Günther Bechem privateer (AFM) 0 NC

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 2
Starts 2
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 7
Distance Raced 159.670 km
Races Led 0

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Pos
1952 Flag of Switzerland 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy 0 NC
Ret
1953 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy 0 NC
Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

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