GDR (1953) FR Germany (1957–1964)
|Automobile world championship|
|First start:||1953 German Grand Prix|
|Last start:||1964 German Grand Prix|
|1953 EMW 1957–1960 Porsche 1964 Rob Walker Racing|
|World Cup balance:||no World Cup placement|
|World Cup points :||-|
|Leadership laps :||-|
Barth began his career in 1934 with motorcycle races for the DKW and BMW brands . After the Second World War he lived in East Germany and began to intervene in international racing again in the early 1950s . In 1953 he won the Dresden Autobahn spider . At the 1953 German Grand Prix he represented the GDR in the driver's world championship at EMW . At the Eifel race in 1955, he and Paul Thiel drove a double victory for the AWE racing collective in the racing sports car class up to 1500 cm³. In 1957 he moved to the West and was then taken under contract by Porsche .
In the following years he drove Formula 2 , sports car and hill climb races . His victories included first place in the Formula 2 classification at the 1957 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring , the Targa Florio in 1959 and winning the European Hill Climbing Championship three times in 1959, 1963 and 1964, with his title success in that year 1963 was particularly impressive because he won six of the total of seven races.
He won the Targa Florio together with Wolfgang Seidel in a Porsche 718 RSK . This race went over 14 laps or 1008 km, which the team covered in 11: 02: 21.8 hours or at an average speed of 91.3 km / h. During training for his penultimate race on the Nürburgring, the 1000 km race in 1964 , he had a spectacular accident with a Porsche 904-8 after changing the brake pads. He had neglected to press the brake pedal several times to build up brake pressure before leaving. As a result, when braking in front of the south bend, he stepped into nothing. The car hit the ditch at the edge of the track with great force and Barth was thrown out with his seat, but hardly injured himself and was supposed to start in a replacement car on Sunday. But Barth was not used because his partner Colin Davis had an accident after ten laps and was eliminated.
Barth only appeared sporadically in Formula 1. At the 1958 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring , he achieved his best Grand Prix result, a 6th place, with a Formula 2 Porsche 718 RSK . Most recently - already marked by his cancer - he drove a Cooper-BRM of the Rob Walker Racing Team at the German Grand Prix in 1964 , but retired early with a damaged clutch.
Statistics in the automobile world championship
These statistics include all of the driver's participations in the World Automobile Championship, which is now known as the Formula 1 World Championship .
|1953||Racing collective EMW||EMW R2||EMW 2.0 L6||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1957||Dr. Ing.F. Porsche KG||Porsche 550 RS||Porsche 1.5 F4||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1958||Dr. Ing.F. Porsche KG||Porsche RSK||Porsche 1.5 F4||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1960||Dr. Ing.F. Porsche KG||Porsche 718||Porsche 1.5 F4||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1964||Rob Walker Racing Team||Cooper T66||Climax 1.5 V8||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|red||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no participation in the World Cup|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|*||not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
Le Mans results
|1957||Porsche KG||Porsche 718 RSK||Umberto Maglioli||failure||accident|
|1958||Porsche KG||Porsche 718 RSK||Paul Brother||4th place and class win|
|1959||Porsche KG||Porsche 718 RSK||Wolfgang Seidel||failure||Gearbox damage|
|1960||Porsche KG||Porsche 718 RS60||Wolfgang Seidel||Rank 11|
|1961||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 718 RS61 / 4 Spyder||Hans Herrmann||Rank 7|
|1962||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 356 B Abarth||Hans Herrmann||Rank 7 and class win|
|1963||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 718/8 WRS Spyder||Herbert Linge||Rank 8 and class win|
|1964||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 904/8||Herbert Linge||failure||Clutch damage|
|1958||Porsche KG||Porsche 718 RSK||Jean Behra||failure||Power transmission|
|1959||Porsche Auto Company||Porsche 718 RSK||John Fitch||Rank 5|
|1961||Porsche car||Porsche 718 RS 61||Hans Herrmann||failure||Engine failure|
|1962||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL||Paul-Ernst Straehle||Rank 9|
|1963||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL||Herbert Linge||Rank 10|
|1964||Porsche System Engineering||Porsche 718 RS Spyder||Herbert Linge||Rank 19|
Individual results in the sports car world championship
|1956||VEB||AWE R3 / 55||BUA||SEB||MIM||ONLY||KRI|
Porsche 718 RSK
Porsche 718 RSK
|1959||Porsche||Porsche 718 RSK||SEB||TAR||ONLY||LEM||RTT|
|1960||Porsche||Porsche 718 RSK||BUA||SEB||TAR||ONLY||LEM|
|1961||Porsche||Porsche 718 RSK||SEB||TAR||ONLY||LEM||PES|
Porsche 718 WRS
Porsche 718 RS
- Michael Behrndt, Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Matthias Behrndt: German racing drivers. Portraits, pictures and successes from 100 years. Heel, Königswinter 2008, ISBN 978-3-86852-042-2 , p. 89.
- World Sportscar Championship
- Pictures in: auto motor und sport. Issue 13, 1964, , p. 15.
- Michael Behrndt, Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Matthias Behrndt: German racing drivers. Portraits, pictures and successes from 100 years. Heel, Königswinter 2008, ISBN 978-3-86852-042-2 , p. 48 and p. 209.
- auto motor and sport. No. 12, 1964, pp. 36-38.
- auto motor and sport. Issue 17, 1964, p. 28.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German racing driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 26, 1917|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Thum|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 20, 1965|
|Place of death||Ludwigsburg|