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Edgar Barth

Edgar Barth

German racing driver
Edgar Barth
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German racing driver
A.K.A. Barth
Was Racecar driver Formula One driver Motorcycle racer
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 26 January 1917, Herold, Germany
Death 20 May 1965, Ludwigsburg, Germany (aged 48 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Edgar Barth
The details

Biography

Wilfried Edgar Barth (26 January 1917 in Herold – 20 May 1965 in Ludwigsburg) was a German (East German until 1957, then West German) Formula One and sports car racing driver.

Racing career

Barth was born in Herold. He began his career as a DKW motorcycle racer and later switched to BMW sportscars. The East German factory of BMW would become the Eisenacher Motorenwerk (EMW) after the war. He raced these Formula 2 cars even in Western Germany until politics prevented this. In 1957, he emigrated to the West.

Barth won the 1959, 1963 and 1964 European Mountain Championships (Hillclimb) for Porsche and also the 1959 Targa Florio.

Apart from Formula 2 races with Porsche 718, he also took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on numerous occasions.

He participated four times in the German Grand Prix, the last one in 1964 for Rob Walker in a Cooper. Nine months later he succumbed to cancer, and died, aged 48, in Ludwigsburg.

Edgar Barth's son Jürgen Barth became an engineer at Porsche and also went into motorsport, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1977.

from left to right: Jean Behra, Fritz Huschke von Hanstein, Richard von Frankenberg and Edgar Barth

Career results

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Pts
1953 Rennkollektiv EMW EMW R2 EMW 6 2.0 L6 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER
Ret
SUI ITA NC 0
1957 Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche RS550 (F2) Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER
12
PES ITA NC 0
1958 Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche RSK (F2) Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER
6
POR ITA MOR NC 0
1960 Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA
7
USA NC 0
1961 Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche 787 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER
WD
NC 0
Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 ITA
PO
USA
1964 R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T66 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER
Ret
AUT ITA USA MEX NC 0
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