18/3/1982, Theo Fitzau dies

Theo Fitzau was born and grew up in East-Germany and became an entrepreneur in the German Democratic Republic. He raced for the official Veritas team in the domestic scene, including the new for 1951 Formula 2 championship. Once he got the permission to travel to the west to race with an AFM-BMW F2 in the 1953 German GP at the Nürburgring, the only time he appears in F1 stats, he gave up his life in the east to deflect to West-Germany.

Born: 10th of February 1923 in Köthen, German Democratic Republic.
Died: 18th of March 1982 in Gross Gerau, Federal Republic of Germany, aged 59.


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