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Rudi Fischer
Swiss racing driver

Rudi Fischer

Rudi Fischer
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Swiss racing driver
Was Racecar driver
From Switzerland
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 April 1912, Stuttgart, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 30 December 1976, Lucerne, City of Lucerne Constituency, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland (aged 64 years)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Rudolf "Rudi" Fischer (19 April 1912 – 30 December 1976) was a racing driver from Switzerland.

Fischer participated in eight World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 27 May 1951. He achieved two podium finishes, and scored a total of 10 championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One and Formula Two races.

Career

Fischer finished third in a race which marked the reopening of the AVUS, a German motor racing circuit. It had been closed for a 14-year period and was damaged during World War II. A crowd of 350,000 watched Paul Greifzu of Suhl, Thuringia, win in a car he built himself. Fischer drove a Ferrari to third place over a distance of 207.5 kilometres. His time was 1 hour, 10 minutes, 27.5 seconds. In the 1952 Swiss Grand Prix, in Bern, Fischer finished second to Piero Taruffi; both drivers were in Ferraris.

Écurie Espadon/Scuderia Espadon

Fischer was the leader of the "Écurie Espadon", the entrant name for most of his racing career.

Écurie Espadon was composed of a group of Swiss amateur gentleman racers. The word "Écurie" was used at the beginning as most of the team's cars were French, generally Gordinis. Later the team's equipment changed to Ferraris and other Italian vehicles, thus the name of the team changed to use the equivalent Italian word "Scuderia".

The team was involved in several races all over Europe, as the presentation document described.

The team was composed of:

  • Rudolf Fischer: a successful restaurant owner.
  • Rudolf Schoeller
  • Peter Hirt: a wealthy businessman from Küssnacht, near Zürich, involved in precision tool manufacturing.
  • Peter (Pierre) Staechelin from Basel.
  • Max de Terra
  • Paul Glauser

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1950 Écurie Espadon SVA 1500 FIAT L4 GBR MON 500 SUI
DNA
BEL FRA ITA NC 0
1951 Écurie Espadon Ferrari 212 Ferrari V12 SUI
11
500 BEL FRA GBR GER
6
ITA
DNS
ESP NC 0
1952 Écurie Espadon Ferrari 500 Ferrari L4 SUI
2
500 BEL FRA
11
GBR
13
GER
3
NED ITA
Ret
4th 10

Entered and practiced in his Ferrari 500, but engine failure meant that he reverted to the previous season's 212 model for the race. Drive shared with Peter Hirt.

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