Maximilian zu Hardegg

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Maximilian "Miki" Graf zu Hardegg von Settenberg (also Max Hardegg ; born November 26, 1906 , † June 28, 1931 near Baden-Baden , Germany ) was an Austrian nobleman and racing car driver .


Maximilian zu Hardegg came from the noble family of the Counts of Hardegg from the Lower Austrian city and castle Hardegg (Hardeck). After the Nobility Repeal Act of 1919 , he started out as Max Hardegg.

He started in several international automobile races in the early 1930s . At the first Grand Prix of Czechoslovakia on the Masaryk-Ring near Brno , he competed in Group B (vehicles up to 1500 cm³ displacement ), the Voiturette class, in a privately used Bugatti T37A in 1930 . In the main race, which was held together for cars in groups A (vehicles over 1500 cm³ displacement) and B, he finished behind the duo Hermann zu Leiningen / Heinrich-Joachim von Morgen ( Bugatti T35C ) and Ernst Günther Burggaller ( Bugatti T35B ) 500 kilometers and about five hours of racing, 13 minutes and 29.2 seconds back in third place. He came with it to the Alfa Romeo P2 of Baconin Borzacchini / Tazio Nuvolari to the finish of the Alfa-Romeo - factory team Scuderia Ferrari was used in group A.

At the 1931 Lviv Grand Prix , Hardegg came second behind Hans Stuck ( Mercedes-Benz SSK ) in a Bugatti T35C .

Maximilian Hardegg to accident on June 28, 1931 at the hillclimb Baden-Baden - Geroldsau - Plättig - Buhlerhohe that over the Black Forest Road , today's B 500 , led to a Bugatti fatal.

Web links

  • Max Hardegg., accessed on February 11, 2019 .
  • Leif Snellman, Felix Muelas: Maximilian zu Hardegg (A)., November 6, 2018, accessed on February 11, 2019 .

Individual evidence

  1. Leif Snellman, Felix Muelas: I Masarykův Okruh., September 28, 2018, accessed on February 11, 2019 .
  2. Leif Snellman, Felix Muelas: I GRAND PRIX MIASTA Lwowa., September 24, 2015, accessed on February 11, 2019 .
  3. Hans Etzrodt: HILL CLIMB WINNERS 1897-1949., April 16, 2017, accessed on February 11, 2019 .