Late race car driver from Germany who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1965. He suffered a fatal car crash while practicing for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix.
He grew up in Austria and won the 1964 London Trophy as a Formula Two racer.
In 1970, he became the first driver ever win to Formula One World Drivers' Championship posthumously.
He was raised by his grandmother after his parents were killed in a bombing during World War II.
He and Ayrton Senna da Silva are both Formula One Drivers who died while racing.