Edgar Barth Biography: Wilfried Edgar Barth was a German Formula One & sports car racing driver.
Edgar Barth Biography
Edgar Barth Biography: Edgar Barth was born on 26 January 1917 in Herold, Sachsen, German Empire. He began his career as a DKW motorcycle racer before moving on to BMW sports cars. After the war, BMW’s East German facility became the Eisenacher Motorenwerk (EMW). He drove the factory team car in the East German F2 Championship and won in 1952 and 1953. In 1953, he was allowed to compete in three events in the West, including his maiden outing in the Formula One World Championship. He finished 5th in the non-championship Eifelrennen but did not compete in the Avusrennen or the German Grand Prix.
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|Date Of Birth||26 January 1917|
|Birth Place||Herold, Sachsen, German Empire|
Edgar Barth Cause of Death
He was diagnosed with cancer at the end of 1964 and passed away in May 1965.
Edgar Barth Career
He immigrated to the West in 1957 and raced for the works Porsche team in Formula One irregularly until 1961. In 1956 and 1957, he participated in the F2 division at his local race and finished outside the top ten. He finished eighth in a Formula One car at the 1960 Italian Grand Prix. In 1961, he initially entered his local race but later withdrew and was entered as a substitute at Monza. At the 1964 German Grand Prix, driving a Cooper-Climax for Rob Walker Racing, he made his final F1 appearance, failing to reach the finish line.
Barth participated in the Nürburgring 500-kilometer race in a BMW 700 in 1960, finishing fifth. Barth won the European Mountain Championships (Hillclimb) in 1959, 1963, and 1964 for Porsche and the 1959 Targa Florio. In addition to Formula 2 races with Porsche 718, he participated multiple times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.