Like many other racing drivers, Rudolf Hasse began with motorcycle races. For example, in May 1927 he won the 350 cm³ run on Schüttoff at the I. Badberg Viereck race on the Badberg Viereck in Hohenstein-Ernstthal , today's Sachsenring .
1929 changed Hasse on four wheels and was an excellent long-distance drivers could travel the long distances without a break. His trademarks were the white cap and the large goggles behind which he had to put his own glasses.
During the Second World War he initially worked in troop support - mainly in the East: He gave film lectures on the car races of the 1930s. He then served as a graduate of the Technical Center Mittweida as a technical special leader in the rank of officer in the armored forces in the war against the Soviet Union used. At the age of only 36 he fell seriously ill with Asian dysentery and died in a hospital in Makejewka near Stalino on the Eastern Front , where he was buried. The cemetery was later destroyed and no longer exists today.
In his hometown Mittweida, a memorial in the New Cemetery commemorates this son of the city.
Pre-war grands prix results
|1936||Auto Union AG||Auto Union Type C||24||10.|
|1937||Auto Union AG||Auto Union Type C||28||7th|
|1938||Auto Union AG||Auto Union Type C / D||28||14th|
|1939||Auto Union AG||Auto Union Type D||20th||6th|
|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)|
- Leif Snellman, Felix Muelas: Rudolf Hasse (D). www.kolumbus.fi, March 25, 2012, accessed December 14, 2013 .
- Rudolf Hasse in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- cf. Rudolf Hasse's entry in the online grave search of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge
- Rudolf Hasse in the Find a Grave database . Retrieved January 9, 2015.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hasse, Rudolf Richard (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German motorcycle and automobile racer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 30, 1906|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mittweida|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 12, 1942|
|Place of death||Makejewka near Stalino|