German Hans Hermann started his racing career in the beginning of 1950s as sportscar driver. In 1953 he raced his first season in World Sportscar Championship with Porsche and Maserati. From 1954 to 1955 he was part of the Mercedes-Benz factory Formula One team, as a junior driver behind Juan Manuel Fangio, Karl Kling, Hermann Lang and later Stirling Moss. Hermann retired at French Grand Prix, first race for Mercedes, and achieved his only podium in Formula One in 1954 Swiss Grand Prix finishing 3rd. Later he sporadically started in Formula One until 1966, but his main activity moved back to sportscar. Hermann won Le Mans five times in various classes in 1960s before he won the general Le Mans classification in 1970 (with Richard Attwood) driving Porsche 917K.
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