1926 German Grand Prix
The first auto race 1926 German Grand Prix, held at the AVUS track on July 11, 1926, in heavy rain, was won by native son, Rudolf Caracciola.
After the 1936 win of Bernd Rosemeyer and two more wins by "Carratsch", no other German driver would accomplish a German GP win until Michael Schumacher in 1995.
The 1926 race was marred by an accident involving driver Adolf Rosenberger, whose car crashed into one of the marshals' huts, killing three people.
The German Grand Prix would not return to the AVUS track until 1959.
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