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Karl Kling (born 16 September 1910 in Gießen, Gießen, Hesse, Germany – died 18 March 2003 in Gaienhofen, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a German racing driver who competed in Formula One in 1954 and 1955. Serving as deputy to Juan Manuel Fangio, Kling scored two podiums and seventeen points.


Formula One CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1954 Diamler-Benz Mercedes 12 5th Report
1955 Diamler-Benz Mercedes 5 11th Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 11
Starts 11
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 3
Race Wins 0
Podiums 2
Fastest laps 1
Points 17
Laps Raced 519
Distance Raced 3685 km
Races Led 3
Laps Led 18
Distance Led 172 km

Race WinsEdit

Non-championshipEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1954 Berlin Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
1954 Flag of Argentina 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 12 5th
2nd 7th 4th Ret Ret 5th
1955 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of Italy Flag of Spain 1945 1977 5 11th
4th[1]
  Ret  
INJ Ret Ret C 3rd C C Ret C


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

  1. Shared drive with Stirling Moss and Hans Hermann

External linksEdit

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Current drivers
44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton · 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
World Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015, 2017) · Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
Former Drivers
Michael Schumacher · Juan Manuel Fangio · Nico Rosberg · Hans Herrmann · Karl Kling · Stirling Moss · André Simon · Piero Taruffi · Hermann Lang
Personnel
Nick Fry · Bob Bell · Aldo Costa · Toto Wolff
Former Personnel
Norbert Haug · Alfred Neubauer · Max Sailer · Rudolf Uhlenhaut · Paddy Lowe
Cars
W196 · W01 · W02 · W03 · W04 · W05 · W06 · W07 · W08
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