Hans Lewy (racing driver)
The cigarette manufacturer from Dresden was a successful private driver in road and hill climbs in Germany and neighboring Czechoslovakia between 1925 and 1932 . Lewy, who competed with a monocle , achieved a total of 28 victories - exclusively on racing cars from the French manufacturer Bugatti . His cars included a T13 , a T37 and a T37A .
With the T37A, Hans Lewy won the AVUS race in the class up to 1500 cm³ in 1931 . He needed 1: 18.26.0 h for the 196.56 km, which corresponds to an average speed of 150.38 km / h. Besides Lewy, only the Frenchman Louis Decaroli ( Salmson ) reached the finish line of the eleven pilots who competed .
In 1932, Hans Lewy acquired a Bugatti T51 with a 2261 cc eight-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts . Together with Paul Pietsch from Freiburg and Hans Simons from Berlin , he founded the private racing club PiLeSi that year .
At the Grand Prix of Germany 1932 on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring , counting as Grande Épreuve for the European Grand Prix Championship in 1932 , Lewy registered this car for Group I (without displacement restrictions ). At the end of the first lap he had to head for the pit with stomach cramps . Pietsch took over the car and had a serious accident on the last of the six laps, but was uninjured.
After the seizure of power of the Nazis in 1933, Lewy saw the Jew was increasingly exposed to reprisals. As far as is known, he left Germany in 1935 and later lived in France . On September 25, 1942 Hans Lewy was the transit camp Drancy and on November 3, 1942 to Auschwitz deported , where he died on November 30 1942nd
Pre-war grands prix results
|1932||PiLeSi (private)||Bugatti T51||23||22nd|
|green||Classified, covered more than 75% of the race distance||4th|
|blue||not entitled to points, covered between 50% and 75% of the race distance||5|
|violet||not eligible for points, covered between 25% and 50% of the race distance||6th|
|red||not eligible for points, covered less than 25% of the race distance||7th|
|White||DNS||did not start|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lewy, Hans Friedrich (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German automobile racing driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 13, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dresden|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 30, 1942|
|Place of death||Auschwitz concentration camp|