Alfred Neubauer

Alfred Neubauer

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Alfred Neubauer (29 March 1891 in Neutitschein - 22 August 1980 in Stuttgart) was the racing manager of the Mercedes Grand Prix team from 1926 to 1955. Neubauer's father, Karl Neubauer, was a furniture-maker in Neutitschein, which then was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Karl christened his only son Alfred, but the child quickly became known to family and friends as Friedl. Neubauer was involved in the repair of motor vehicles while an officer in the Imperial Austrian army. After the First World War, he joined the Austrian car manufacturer Austro-Daimler, where Ferdinand Porsche appointed him chief tester. From 1922 onwards, Neubauer also drove in races, but without any great success. In 1923, when Ferdinand Porsche moved to the Daimler Works at Stuttgart (Daimler-Benz was not founded until 1926), he took Neubauer with him. In 1926, recognizing that he himself was not a great racing driver, Neubauer had an inspiration. He invented the position of racing team manager (Rennleiter).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134937045
  • 9786134937047