|Born||11 July 1922|
|Died||15 May 1991 68)(aged|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||1952 German Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1952 German Grand Prix|
Fritz Riess or Rieß (11 July 1922 in Nuremberg – 15 May 1991 in Samedan, Switzerland) was a racing driver from Germany. He participated in one Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, on 3 August 1952. He finished seventh, scoring no championship points as only the first five finishers scored points at that time.
Nuremberg is the second-largest city of the German federal state of Bavaria after its capital Munich, and its 511,628 (2016) inhabitants make it the 14th largest city in Germany. On the Pegnitz River and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it lies in the Bavarian administrative region of Middle Franconia, and is the largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia. Nuremberg forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring cities of Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach with a total population of 787,976 (2016), while the larger Nuremberg Metropolitan Region has approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. The city lies about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Munich. It is the largest city in the East Franconian dialect area.
Samedan is a town and municipality in the Maloja Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons.
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Riess also won the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mercedes-Benz, sharing the drive with Hermann Lang.
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|1952||Fritz Riess||Veritas RS||Veritas Straight-6||SUI||500||BEL||FRA||GBR|| GER |
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Alan Everest Brown was a British racing driver from England. He took up motor racing in a Cooper, later forming the Ecurie Richmond team with Eric Brandon. He participated in 9 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 18 May 1952 and numerous non-Championship Formula One races. He scored two championship points. He was the first driver to score championship points for Cooper and also gave the first Vanwall its race debut.
Helmut Niedermayr was a racing driver from Germany. He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, on August 3, 1952. He scored no championship points.
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Kenneth McAlpine, OBE is a British former racing driver from England. He was born in Cobham, Surrey. He participated in 7 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 July 1952. He scored no championship points. During the development of the Connaught Racing Team based at Send in Surrey, McAlpine became a considerable financial backer and enjoyed several team owner triumphs including Tony Brooks's memorable F1 victory at Syracuse, Italy in 1955. The team was eventually broken up in 1958 and cars sold off, including one or more to a young Bernie Ecclestone.
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