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Even with lots of work still do be done this list have reached a state where it must be considered one of the most complete and accurate ever assembled on the subject. This has only been possible due to the tremendous help from people all over the world, each of them experts of their local drivers and events.
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driver

Herbert Lewis "Bert" Hadley (GB)
* 18 Apr 1910
† 31 Jul 1993
Kings Norton, Worcestershire.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Austin works driver.
 
1937. 1 Crystal Palace Cup (handicap)
1938: DNF Siam Challenge (Voiturette)
1939: 8 Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette)


Eric Hagfält (S)
* 18 May 1899
† 5 Oct 1932.
Söderby-Karl, near Norrtälje
Söderby-Karl, near Norrtälje
Entered a De Soto at the 1932 Swedish Winter GP but was a non starter. Died of tubercolosis the same year.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1932: DNA Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


driver

Eddie Ramsden Hall (GB)
* 17 Jul 1900
† 12 May 1982
Milnsbridge, Yorkshire
Monte Carlo
Owner and driver of a Bentley tuned and bodied as a race car.
 
1932 : 3 Tourist Trophy (sports car)
1933: DNS Donington Park Trophy


driver

Frank Hallam ( )
 
1933: 5 Empire Trophy


driver

Helge Hallman (FIN)
* 9 Jul 1906
† 14 Feb 2001?
Kokkola (Gamlakarleby)
?
Freight manager from NW Finland. Hallman started racing in 1931 when friends convinced him to borrow a Chrysler. Hallman won first time out and soon got interested enough to rebuild a Ford as a racing car. Hallman's silent and reserved personality made him a calm and calculationg rather than spectacular driver and he had some success in standard car racing in Northern countries and Estonia in the mid 1930s. He then retired from racing but after the war he decided to make a comeback. The old Ford that had been standing in a shed for eight years was rebuilt with a truck engine and with the old car Hallman won the 1947 Finnish GP. He also took part in the 1948 & 1949 Finnish GPs but retired both times.
 
1936: DNF Finnish GP
1937: 7 Finnish GP / 4 Kalastajatorpanajo
1939: DNA Finnish GP


Anthony Patrick "Ginger" Hamilton (GB)
* 25 Aug 1905
† 15 Sep 1972
Westminster, London
Guildford, Surrey
 
1935: DNF Mannin Moar
1937: DNF* Campbell Trophy


driver

Hugh Charles/Caulfield Hamilton (GB)
* 18 Jul 1905
† 26 Aug 1934
Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland
Bern
Born in Ireland in 1905 and moved to England in 1922. Hamilton started off with motorcycles and reliability events. Started car racing in 1930 with a Riley. Worked as salesman for MG and also raced their cars. He was the top British driver when he in 1934 raced Grand Prix Maseratis for team Whitney Straight and private MG Magnette in Voiturette events. His career came to an sudden end however at the Swiss GP where Hamilton on the last lap slid of the road and into a tree. Hamilton died instantly.
 
1932: DNA Empire Trophy (Cyclecar) / 9* French GP / 1 German GP (Cyclecar)
1934: DNF Tripoli GP / DNF Casablanca GP / DNF Mannin Moar / DNS Eifel GP / 5 Montreux GP /
          DNF Penya Rhin GP / 4 Marne GP / DNF German GP / Dieppe GP / 2 Albi GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo /
          1 Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette 1100cc) / DNF Swiss GP (Voiturette) / DNF Swiss GP


L. Hammarstadt ( )
 
1935: ? Norwegian GP (Ice race)


driver

David Alan Hampshire (GB)
* 29 Dec 1917
† 25 Aug 1990
Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire
Newton Solney, South Derbyshire
Company director. He went to Cambridge University around 1936, his supercharged MG Midget PB being stored at his friend Arthur Hyde's garage in nearby Great Chesterford. For a additional sum of £5 the MG was soon changed to a 1929 1.5 litre Alfa Romeo and in 1937 the Alfa was changed for a 1926 T35 Bugatti. After having suffered one Britsih winter in the open car, Hampshire decided to turn it into race trim. He helped out in Hyde's garage in exchange for facilities and parts. A 1933 Chevrolet saloon was purchased for £12 10s as daily transport and tow car. He did a deal with Hyde whereby each would look after the garage at the weekend on different dates so that the other could race.
Hampshire first race was in 1938 at Brooklands in a sprint held by the Westminster School Sports Car Club which he won. In the same year he competed at Prescott, Lewes Time Trials, Syston Park and Donington Park. Getting serious about racing Hampshire bought an ex-Austin Dobson Maserati 6CL, raced only 5 or 6 times and then converted to 1100cc, for £365. Reg Parnell helped look after the car.
Hampshire raced the Maserati at Donington Park and the Sydenham Trophy, Crystal Palace, retiring both times firstly with ignition and finally with a melted piston due to the excessively high compression which had not been allowed for in the conversion. Fortunately, all the parts for converting it back to 1.5 litre came with the car and it was done. Hampshire then raced it at Brooklands and again at Donington Park before the war broke out.
After the war Hampshire won at Gransden Lodge and was first in the Voiturette class at Shelsley Walsh with the Maserati. In 1946 he acquired the ex-Dick Seaman Delage 158L and raced it at Grand Prix des Nations, Albi. His post war career includes a 4th position at the 1949 British GP with an ERA, a F1 win at the 1950 Nottingham Trophy, a 7th position at the 1951 Le Mans with an Aston Martin and two F1 World Championship starts for Scuderia Ambrosiana: 1950 British GP (9th) & French GP (DNF).
(Info supplied by Jerry Hampshire)
 
1939: DNF Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette)


driver

Walter Leslie "Wal" Handley (GB)
* 5 Apr 1902
† 15 Nov 1941
Aston, Birmingham
Kirkbampton, Cumberland
Walter Handley was was a well-known motor cyclist who won the Senior Manx TT in 1930. Handley's Corner on the Manx TT circuit was named after him. He was also involved with car racing, driving Rileys. Entered the 1934 & 1935 Mannin Beg. He had a bad crash at hhe 1936 Empire Trophy after taking over Dixon's third placed Riley. He was killed, serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary, Kirkbampton, Cumberland 1941.
(Info supplied by Ken Jones)
 
1933: DNA Mannin Moar
1935: NC* Donington GP


Jac Hansen ( )
 
1934: DNS Norwegian GP (Ice race)


Kaj Otto "Bugatti-Kaj" Hansen (DK)
* 29 Mar 1902
† ?
?
?
 
1931: 7 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Jens Henning Fisker "Morian" Hansen (DK)
* 10 Jan 1905
† 21 Feb 1995
Fredrikssund
Denmark
Speedway rider.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: DNF Swedish Summer GP


Robert Lewes "Robin" Hanson (GB)
* 9 Mar 1908
† 27 Sep 1991
Greenwich, London
Montreal, Canada
Raced a Maserati 6CM as a privateer in Britain during the 1937 season. Joined RAF Volunter reserve. Received a DFC in September 1942 for attacking five U-boats, forcing them to dive. Promoted to Wing Commander 1953.
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1937: 3 Coronation Trophy (Voiturette) / 9 Campbell Trophy / 5 Campbell Trophy (Voiturette) /
          9 Isle of Man (Voiturette) / 6 Picardie (Voiturette) / 10 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / DNF JCC 200 GP /
          4 Dublin (Voiturette) / NC Donington GP / DNA Mountain
1938: DNF Cork (Voiturette) / DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / DNF Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          DNF JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP) / DNF Donington GP
1939: DNA/DNS Brooklands Road Championship / DNF Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette) / DNF French GP (Voiturette)


driver

Maximilian zu Hardegg (A)
* 26 Nov 1906
† 28 Jun 1931
?
?
 
1930: 1 Czech (Voiturette)
1931: 2 Lwow GP


driver

William Edmund "Bill" Harker (GB)
* 8 May 1906
† 9 Sep 1986
Tynemouth, Northumberland
Derby
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)

"Edmond was a test driver for Rolls Royce in Derby England when I joined them as an Engineering Apprentice in 1937. I remember him walking through the Experimental Shop with a red cravate and fishing flies hooked into his jacket. He made a racing "special" with 2 Austin 7 engines linked to form a V8 and later used 2 MG (R ?) engines. I had the pleasure of push starting one of them at the Donington track on one of his test outings but cannot honestly remember any details. As a car mad 18 year old I thought he was God". His brother was a test pilot with RR at Hucknall, Nottingham."
Alexander Peace
 
1933: DNA Mannin Moar


Harmens ( )
 
1928: 4 Saint Raphaël


driver

Hans Hugo Hartmann (D)
* 8 Feb 1916
† Feb 1991
Dortmund
?
His father was head of the salesmen in the Mercedes-Benz branch. Hartmann was noticed in 1935, driving off-road races with a Mercedes-Benz. He was works Mercedes-Benz reserve driver 1939.
 
1937: DNS German GP
1939: 8 Eifel GP / DNS French GP / DNS German GP / 6 Swiss GP


driver

Ládiszlav "László" Hartmann (H)
* 17 Aug 1901
† 15 May 1938
?
Tripoli, Libya
Hartmann was born in 1901 in a wealthy family. His driving instructor once told him: "Sir, you're never going to learn to drive. You're wealthy enough to employ a driver, it safer and also cheaper!" However Hartmann got his licence and stared racing in minor events in the late 20s with a Hupmobile. 25th December, 1929 he brought a Bugatti from Tivadar Zichy with which he set various landspeed records in his category. After that Hartmann switched to Maserati. He raced Maserati 8CM in 1935 switching to a 6C-34 in 1937. The factory later sent him a letter in which they thanked Hartmann for achieving successes with the mark. At that time Hartmann was rated as #13 amongst the European racing drivers according to a German magazine. In the 1938 Tripoli GP, the left front wheel of Hartmann's Maserati made contact with Farina's right front wheel and they both crashed. Hartmann succumbing later with a broken spine. After a ceremony where General Badoglio held a speech over the driver Hartmann's corpse was transferred to Hungary by an Italian military plane and buried at the cemetary of Rákoskeresztúr in Budapest
(Info supplied by Geza Sury.)
 
1930: DNS Saint Raphaël GP
1931: DNA Tunis GP / 5 AVUS GP
1932: DNA AVUS (Voiturette) / DNF AVUS GP / 2 Eifel GP (Voiturette) / 1 Lwow GP (Voiturette) / 2 German GP (Voiturette) /
          DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNS Tunis GP / 8 Monaco GP 9 Tripoli GP / 7 AVUS GP / 5 Eifel GP / DNS Lwow GP / DNA Nice GP /
          DNA La Baule GP / DNF Comminges GP / 7 Marseille GP / 5 Czech GP
1934: 7* Eifel GP / 7 German GP / DNF Swiss GP / ? Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 8 Czech GP
1935: 7 Tunis GP / 7 (heat) AVUS GP / 4 Frontières GP / DNF Eifel GP / 8 Marne GP / DNF German GP /
          3 Comminges GP / DNF Swiss GP / 5 Czech GP
1936: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNA Monaco GP / DNS Tripoli GP / 6 Eifel (Voiturette) /
          7 Hungarian GP / 7 (heat) Albi (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Ciano / 4 Coppa Ciano (Voiturette)
1937: 8 Napels GP / 13 Tripoli GP / 6 AVUS GP / 12 Eifel GP / 8 Milan GP / DNF German GP / DNF Monaco GP /
          10 Swiss GP / 7 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 7 Czech GP / 3 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1938: DNF Tripoli (Voiturette)


G. R. Häseler/ (Haseler / Haeseler) (N)
 
1934: 6 Norwegian GP (Ice race)


driver

Rudolf Hasse (D)
* 30 May 1906
† 12 Aug 1942
Mittweida, Sachsen
Makiivka, Ukraine
At 1.87 meters, this unpretentious and humble grand prix driver was the tallest of all the German drivers during the 30s.
In 1926, he started racing Wanderer motor cycles. After three years he changed over to four wheels where he became a successful long distance driver. He had over thirty wins and gold medals. In 1932 he changed to Adler sports cars and was able to sit behind the wheel in a 5000 km long distance race without being relieved. He was also captain at the local fire brigade.
Hasse was a great talent who never drove fastest laps but instead could be relied upon bringing the car home. Hasse always drove with a white cap and since he was a bespectacled driver, he was unable to wear the small racing goggles. Instead he wore large goggles with a black rubber frame to accommodate his glasses within.
For 1936 he was signed as junior driver for Auto Union and went on to race for the team as regular until the war. Especially in 1937 he had several good results including his only GP victory at the 1937 Belgian GP. He was also lucky to escape a spectacular crash at the Monaco tunnel that same year with only a bleeding cut under his chin, a contusion of the shoulder and a broken foot, but he had to spend a six-week pause in plaster. Totally Hasse took part in 12 Grandes Épreuves plus an additional eight major GPs.
At the start of WW2 he volunteered and since he was not accepted right away, he joined the Truppenbetreuung army welfare. In 1940 he was drafted and due to his technical knowledge, he became involved with the service of the front vehicles. He was well liked and brave but in August 1942 he died of a malicious sickness (shigellosis) in a military hospital at the Russian front at an age of 36.
(Info supplied by Hans Etzrodt)
 
1936: DNS Eifel GP / 4 German GP / 5* Swiss GP / DNF* Italian GP
1937: 8 Tripoli GP / 3 AVUS GP / 4 Eifel GP / 4 Milan GP / 1 Belgian GP / 5 German GP /
          DNF Monaco GP / 9* Italian GP / DNS Czech GP / 5 Donington GP
1938: DNF French GP / DNF German GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / DNF Donington GP
1939: 5 Eifel GP / 2 Belgian GP / DNS French GP / DNF German GP / DNF Swiss GP


Ivor Alexander Hastings Olsson (S)
* 24 Sep 1902
† 19 Mar 1969
Stockholm
Stockholm
Foster child to Anders Gustaf Olsson. Sculptor, artist.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1933: 10 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 7 Svenska Isloppet (Ice race)


E. Hausleutner ( )
 
1930: DNF Czech (Voiturette)


Guy d'Havrincourt ( )
 
1928: 1 Saint Raphaël (1100cc) / DNF Antibes GP / 8 Marne GP

      Mrs Gwenda Hawks - SEE: Mrs Gwenda Stewart

Istvan Hayczar (H)
The Hungarian Istvan Hayczar from Vienna sporadically drove Walter Wustrow's T35C.
 
1933: DNF (2000cc) La Baule GP


Roland Stuart Scott Hebeler (GB)
* 5 Nov 1907
† 19 Jan 1985
Ripley, Surrey
West Horsley, Surrey
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1932: 6 (heat) Empire Trophy


driver

Fritz Hedderich (D)
From Darmstadt. Cyclecar racer. Winner of the 800cc class at the 1932 Frankfurt Grasbahnrennen.
 
1932: ? Eifel GP (Cyclecar) / DNF German GP (Cyclecar)


Fritz Hell ( )
 
1934: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)


driver

"Mlle. Hellé-Nice" (Mariette Hélène Delangle) (F)
* 15 Dec 1900
† 1 Oct 1984
Aunay-sous-Auneau
?
Theatre artiste, acrobat, dancer at the Casino de Paris, racing driver. Mariette Delangle was born in 1900, daughter to the local postman. She was a frequent starter in the mid 30's first with a Bugatti and then with a blue Alfa Romeo Monza. The diminutive Hellé-Nice was probably the top female driver of the era. A fast but safe driver she often managed to bring the car to the finish. She was mostly known for her female "extras" on the race overall and by her curious habit to keep her mouth open while racing. At Pau 1936 she crashed. In Sao Paulo 1936 a spectator trew a straw bale into the track. Hellé-Nice hit the bale in 160km/h and crashed into the grandstand resulting in several fatalities. A chocked Hellé-Nice gave up Grand Prix racing but took part in some minor racing events.
 
1931: 4 Marne GP (2000cc) / 7 Dieppe GP / 9 Comminges GP / 9 Monza GP (2000cc) / 8 La Baule GP
1932: 8 Oran GP / DNF Nimes GP / DNA Casablanca GP / 5 Lorraine GP (2000cc) / 7* Dieppe GP (2000cc) /
          DNF La Baule GP / DNF Marseille GP
1933: DNF Dieppe GP / 8 Coppa Acerbo / 9 Marseille GP / 9 Monza GP
1934: DNF Casablanca GP / 7 Picardie GP / DNF Eifel GP / 7 (heat) Vichy GP / 7 Dieppe GP /
          8 Comminges GP / 7 Algier GP
1935: 8 Pau GP / 4 Picardie GP / DNA GP de l´U.M.F. / 6 (heat) Biella GP / DNF Penya Rhin GP / 7 Comminges GP
1936: DNF Pau GP / 15 Rio de Janeiro GP / 4 São Paulo GP


Antoni Heller ( )
 
1930: DNF Lwow GP


Svein Helling (N)
 
1935: 10 Norwegian GP (Ice race)


driver

Ernst Jakob Henne (D)
* 22 Feb 1904
† 23 May 2005
Weiler im Allgäu
Gran Canaria
Champion motor cycle rider, who made 76 speed records including 7 total world records with a BMW.
Early orphaned, Henne started working as a car and motor bike mechanic in 1919. He started racing motor cycles in 1923 finishing third in his first race. He made his international debut at Monza in 1925, finishing 6th in the 350cc class. For the next year he signed on as works BMW driver, winning his first race at the "Karlsruher Wildparkrennen" and he became German champion the same year after winning at the Eifelrennen. He took part in the winning team in the 1933, 1934 & 1935 six day races. His world speed records for BMW were as follows:
1929 - 215.182 km/h (750cc)
1930 - 221.528 km/h (750cc)
1932 - 244.399 km/h (750cc)
1034 - 246.069 km/h (750cc)
1935 - 256.046 km/h (750cc)
1936 - 272.006 km/h (500cc)
1937 - 279.503 km/h (500cc)

(The last world record wasn't bettered until 1951.)
Henne was Mercedes-Benz' reserve driver for the 1934 season. He had a heavy crash at Nürburgring during pre season testing. At Pescara he became a close eyewitness to Moll's fatal crash. In October Henne had a try at the car speed record at Gyon but the Mercedes car lost its canopy at high speed. After the disappointing GP season Henne turned to sports cars instead, taking the new BMW 328 to victory at the 1936 Eifelrennen and winning at Chimay and Bucharest the next year. Henne retired from racing in 1938. After the war he started a Mercedes garage in Munich and developed it to become one of the largest Mercedes dealers in Germany. Henne lived on in retirement in the Canary Islands, a considerable part of his fortune put into a charity fund.
 
1934: DNS French GP / DNS German GP / 6 Coppa Acerbo / DNF Italian GP / DNS Spanish GP / 6* Czech GP


Herbeaux (F)
 
1932: 2 Circuit de l'Aisne (1500cc) / 2 Frontières GP (1500cc) / 4 Picardie GP (Voiturette) / 6 Lorraine GP (Voiturette)
1933: DNA Frontières GP


driver

Harry Herkuleyns (NL)
* 17 Jun 1888
† 7 Feb 1948
Arnheim
?
Dutch driver Harry Herkuleyns from Arnheim raced MGs and did most of their racing in Belgium and France. In 1934 he won the 750 class of a race at Montlhéry in a Q-Type MG. Herkuleyns later raced the ex-Hertzberger K3 Magnette as well as his familiar Midget, taking several class wins at Montlhéry and a number of placings at Chimay, notably third in the 1939 Frontières GP. Herkuleyns made a brief return to racing after the war, taking the 1100cc MG to seventh place in the 1946 Brussels sportscar race.
 
1934: ? Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1935: 8 Frontières GP / DNS Albi (Voiturette) / ? Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1936: 4 Frontières GP / DNA Eifel (Voiturette) / 9 Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1937: DNF Napels (Voiturette) / 7 Picardie (Voiturette) / DNA Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1938: 5 Frontières (Voiturette) / 5 (heat) Picardie (Voiturette) / 10 Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1939: 3 Frontières GP / 6 Picardie (Voiturette) / 6 Angouleme / 8 Albi (Voiturette)


driver

Edmond "Eddie" Hertzberger (NL)
* 17 Oct 1904
† 2 May 1993
Rotterdam,
Lugano, Switzerland
Eddie Hertzberger, a wealthy industrialist (confection clothing), was one of those all-round sportsmen that appered in the Golden Era. In the twenties he did some boxing, he did a lot of sailing and skiing throughout his life, but motor racing was his real love. He could afford himself some very fancy cars, like the MG Magnette K3, a Bentley 4,5 litre and a Aston Martin. As a jew he restricted his racing to England, France, Italy and Belgium, (racing in the Netherlands was virtually non-existant) At Monthléry he managed to break some speed records in his K3. He also started in the Mille Miglia and at Le Mans. He quit racing in 1938 after getting married, although he made a surprise appearance at Zandvoort in 1953. In WWII he escaped the Netherlands through Belgium and France to Switzerland, where he stayed for more than a year. Later he went through Vichy France again, to reach Spain. In Madrid he became a member of the intelligence service of the Dutch government, which was based in London during WWII. His wife, Lore Hertzberger, wrote a book about their hazardous journeys, which is (I think) still available in German and was recently reprinted in Dutch. After WWII he rebuild his factory and lived both in the Netherlands and New York. Later he moved to Switzerland, where he died in 1993.
 
1935: 4 Orleans (Voiturette) / 7 Dieppe (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette)
1936: 1 Frontières GP
1937: 1 Frontières (Voiturette) / 11 Swiss GP (Voiturette)


Roy Oliver Hesketh (ZA)
* 1914/15?
† 19 Sep 1944
Pietermaritzburg, Natal
?
Prominent South African racing personality from Natal, who was a successful motorcycle racer in 1930's. Won the Durban - Johannesburg intercity race in 1935 and was 2nd in 1936. Competed in MGs in the South African races in the late 30s. He was killed during WW2 in an aircraft accident while acting as a flying instructor. The Roy Hesketh Circuit near Pietermaritzburg was named after him.
(Info supplied by Robert Young)
 
1937: 2 Rand GP (handicap)
1939: 4 South African GP (Voiturette) / 4 Grosvenor (Voiturette)


driver

Huldreich Heusser (CH)
* 1 Nov 1889
† 20 Aug 1928
Zürich
Müncheberg, Germany
Swiss driver from Zürich who lived in Kleinschmalkalden, Germany. Successful hill climb racer racing Steyr cars in the early 1920s with a lot of victories. Crashed on 19 August 1928 at the Bukow Triangle race, Müncheberg, Germany. His Bugatti came a bit too far to the left on the sandy edge of the road and he lost control. His car hit a road marker stone, scraped two tree trunks bordering the road and plowed into a third tree head on. The car was totally demolished. Heusser's riding mechanic, Otto Feldmann, died immediately with fatal brain injury. Heusser had his left foot torn off and the toes of his right foot. In the nearby Müncheberg Hospital Heusser's left leg had to be amputated below the knee as well as half of his right foot. The injured driver had severe concussion, a fractured skull, a crushed thorax and one broken rib, injuries to which he succumbed the following morning.
 
1928: DNF Targa Florio / DNF Coppa Messina / DNF Coppa Etna


driver

Karl Rudolf Heydel (D)
* 22 Nov 1912
† 4 Feb 1936
Leipzig
Monza, Italy
This promising young testdriver was selected as junior driver for Auto Union team for the 1936 season after an error-free performance at the Nürburgring tests in November 1935 . However, at the pre-season tests at Monza Heydel crashed the Auto Union which started to burn. Heydel's death was instant as his head was crushed.


Jean d'Hiercourt ( )
 
1929: DNA Comminges GP (Voiturette)
1930: 5 Oran GP
1931: 6 Casablanca GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNA Tunis GP (Voiturette) / DNA Oran GP (Cyclecar)


Elgar Psdka von Hillern-Flinsch (S)
* 13 Oct 1893
† 13 Jun 1977
Germany
Stockholm
Inspector for the Michelin company.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: ? Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Yngve Folking "Folke" Hjelm (S)
* 6 Mar 1899
† 26 Nov 1964
Borås, Västergötland
Borås, Västergötland
Raced A Chevrolet in the 1931 and 1932 Swedish Winter GP.
(Info supplied by Håkan Gelin)
 
1931: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)


Hlavic ( )
 
1937: DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)


Marcel Hofer ( )
 
1937: DNA Czech GP (Voiturette)


Frantisek Holesak (A/CS)
 
1934: DNF Czech GP


driver

Stanisław Hołuj (PL)
* 5 Apr 1899
† 29 Jun 1940
Myslenice
Krzeslawice, Poland
Stanisław was born in 1899, son of Jan and Maria Hołuj. At an age of 15 he joined "First Cadre Company" that later formed the core of the "Polish Legions" that after the war became the backbone of the Polish Army. After having served 12 Infantry Regiment he returned home in 1922 to assist his father, who was the owner of the power plant, and also worked in Cracow radio station. Becoming interested in motor sport he started of motorcycling with a Harley Davidson, eventually becoming Silesian speedway champion. Turning to cars he took part in rallies, hillclimbs and races. Buying a Bugatti T37A he entered it in the 1931 and 1932 Lwow Grand Prix. He married Anna Konder and had two children, Jan and Maria. On 23 June 1940 Hołuj was arrested by the Germans for participating in the underground organization and was sent to Montelupich Prison. Six days later taken to Krzeslawice and was executed.
(Info supplied by Piotr Jurczyk)
 
1931: 3 Lwow GP
1932: 3 Lwow GP (Voiturette)


Josef Horák ( )
 
1930: DNF Czech (Voiturette)


St. John Ratcliffe Stewart "Jock" Horsfall (GB)
* 31 Jul 1910
† 20 Aug 1949
Morningthorpe, Norfolk
Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Fatally crashed with an ERA at the 1949 International Trophy at Silverstone.
 
1939: DNF* Nuffield Trophy (Voiturette) / ? Campbell Trophy


driver

Ronald Tombs "Ron" Horton (GB)
* 11 Sep 1907
† 16 Jan 1996
Little Hereford, Herefordshire
Clive, Shropshire
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1933: 4 Empire Trophy / DNA Donington Park Trophy / DNS Mountain


driver

Marcel "Marc" Horvilleur (F)
* 28 Oct 1893
† 21 Aug 1978
Paris
Bobigny, Île-de-France
Private Maserati 6CM driver during the 1939 season.
(Info supplied by Jean-Charles Colombier)
 
1939: 3 Picardie (Voiturette) / 2 Angouleme / 7 Albi (Voiturette) / DNF Swiss GP (Voiturette)


Frantisek Hoštálek (A/CS)
 
1932: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1934: 6 Czech GP (Voiturette)
1935: DNF Czech GP (Voiturette)
1937: 8? Czech GP (Voiturette)


Houp ( )
 
1934: DNA Frontières GP


Albert Hovde (N)
 
1934: DNF Norwegian GP (Ice race)


driver

(Francis) Richard Henry Penn, Viscount Curzon, 5th Earl Howe (GB)
* 1 May 1884
† 26 Jul 1964
Mayfair, London
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Lord Howe did not take up racing seriously until he was 44 years old but he would then become one Britain's best known drivers. Born in Mayfair, London into a famous British naval family, Richard served in the Royal Navy during the First World War including an assignment on board the Battleship "HMS Queen Elizabeth" during the Dardanelles campaign. Howe's first major race was the 1928 Irish TT: By 1930 he had bought Caracciola's old Mercedes SSK and in 1931 he raced an Alfa Romeo, winning the Le Mans 24h race. He continued racing with a T51 Bugatti, a 1.5 litre Delage, MGs and Alfa Romeos until he bought a ERA for the 1936 season. Later he joined the ERA works team. He was out for most of the 1937 season after a heavy crash at the Campbell Trophy at Brooklands. After the war Lord Howe continued to be involved in racing as a organizer and as the president of the British Racing Driver's Club. Howe's cars were always meticously prepared and the driver stood out with his blue helmit and overalls. Highly patriotic, Howe was forced to race foreign cars as no British cars were competitive in GP racing.
 
1931: DNF Monaco GP / 12* French GP / 11 German GP / 1 Dieppe GP (Voiturette) / 6 Mountain
1932: 4 Monaco GP / 1 Empire Trophy (2000cc) / 1 AVUS (Voiturette) / 9* French GP / 3* Spa 10h (sports car) /
          4 German GP (Voiturette) / 2 Dieppe GP (2000cc) / 7 Coppa Acerbo / 6 (heat) Monza GP
1933: DNF Monaco GP / DNF French GP / 4 Dieppe GP / DNF Nice GP / 5 Coppa Acerbo / 12 Italian GP /
          5 (heat) Monza GP / 1 Donington Park Trophy
1934: 10 Monaco GP / DNS Tripoli GP / 4 AVUS GP / DNS AVUS (Voiturette) / DNS Eifel (Voiturette) /
          5 Marne GP / 7 Vichy GP / 3 Dieppe GP / DNF Coppa Acerbo / 7 Nice GP / 9 Swiss GP /
          5 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 9 Italian GP / 3 Donington Trophy / 3 Mountain
1935: DNF Monaco GP / DNA Tripoli GP / 2 Picardie GP / DNSMarne GP / 2 Albi (Voiturette) /
          12 Dieppe GP / DNF Dieppe (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Acerbo / 10 Swiss GP / 3 Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          2 Donington GP
1936: 5 Monaco (Voiturette) / DNF Isle of Man (Voiturette) / 8 Eifel (Voiturette) / 3 Picardie (Voiturette) /
          DNF Albi (Voiturette) / 4 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / DNF Swiss GP / 2 JCC 200 / 13 Vanderbilt Cup
1937: 3 Grosvenor GP (handicap) / DNF Campbell Trophy / DNA Isle of Man (Voiturette) / DNF JCC 200 GP /
          NC Donington GP
1938: 1 Grosvenor GP (handicap) / DNA Cork (Voiturette) / 2 (heat)/DNF Picardie (Voiturette) /
          4 Swiss GP (Voiturette) / 3 JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP)
1939: 5 South African GP (Voiturette) / DNF Grosvenor (Voiturette)


driver

Jean Huart ( )
 
1933: 6 Frontières GP


driver

Armand Francis Hug (CH)
* 23 Mar 1912
† 12 Sep 1975
Lausanne
St. Sulpice, Vaud
The best Swiss driver in the pre-war era. He was born in Lausanne in a wealthy family. Started off with hillclimbing in a 2.3 litre Bugatti before turning to Voiturette racing with a Bugatti T51A. In 1938 he bought one of the four Maserati 4CM in existence and with support from the factory he soon became one of the top contenders, winning at the Swiss GP and at La Baule. He was about to sign for Maserati in 1939 but was hindered by Mussolini's decision that works drives were restricted to Italian drivers. Instead he continued as privateer with his old car. He recieved the latest 4CL engine from Maserati and with it he won a Reims, but a week later at Albi he slid off during practice and overturned, recieving brain damages that permanently made him an invalid. He spent the rest of his life in Switzerland, partly paralysed.
 
1936: DNF Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1937: DNF Frontières (Voiturette) / 5 AVUS (Voiturette)
1938: 5 Cork (Voiturette) / 6 / 11 Tripoli (Voiturette / GP) / DNA Targa Florio (Voiturette) /
          5 (heat)/DNF Picardie (Voiturette) / 5 Napels (Voiturette) / (6) Albi (Voiturette) / 1 Swiss GP (Voiturette) /
          1 La Baule (Voiturette) / 3 Milan (Voiturette) / 2 Modena (Voiturette)
1939: 6 South African GP (Voiturette) / DNF Grosvenor (Voiturette) / 5 Tripoli (Voiturette) /
          DNF Targa Florio (Voiturette) / DNA Napels (Voiturette) / DNF Picardie (Voiturette) /
          1 French GP (Voiturette) / DNS Albi (Voiturette) / DNA German GP


William E. "Bill" Hughes (GB)
 
1937: DNF Isle of Man (Voiturette)


Vicente Hugo (BR)
 
1935: 5 Rio de Janeiro GP
1936: DNF Rio de Janeiro GP


Cor-John van Hulzen (NL)
* 1 Nov 1905
† 15 May 1940
?
?
 
1929: 6 Dieppe GP
1930: 6 Dieppe GP / DNF San Sebastian GP


Thomas Kenneth "Tom" Humber (GB)
* 1 Oct 1905
† 1 Oct 1951
St. Annes, Lancashire
Wrea Green, Lancashire
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1936: DNF Isle of Man (Voiturette)


driver

Josef/Johann? Hummel (D)
From Freiburg.
 
1934: ? Swiss GP (Voiturette)


driver

William Ernest "Bill" Humphreys (GB)
* 21 Feb 1896
† 12 Mar 1946
Willesden, Middlesex
Hendon, Middlesex
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1932: 1 Empire Trophy (Voiturette)
1937: DNF (heat) Coronation Trophy (Voiturette) / DNA Campbell Trophy (Voiturette)


Arthur Brookes Hyde (GB)
* 4 Sep 1915
† 26 Mar 2005
Highbury, London
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Ran a garage business in Great Chesterford some 11 miles from Cambridge. Raced as an independent in the years 1937 to 1939. He owned a Riley 9 and the 8CM-3000 Maserati. He had modest success but, according to his son, a great deal of fun. With the Riley he won a Mountain Handicap at Brooklands. Entered the Donington GP in 1937, soon after purchasing the Maserati, but felt that the discrepancy between his speeds and those of the Mercedes-Benz and Auto Unions was likely to be dangerous so he did not start. As George Monkhouse said: "Very sporting but quite unneccessary." In 1938 he went to the German GP where he crashed badly after 14 laps. He was lucky to survive but continued to race in 1939. He was third in the 1939 British Empire Trophy at Donington, won by Tony Rolt, He did not resume racing after the war and sold the cars. It is believed that the Maserati was bought by Cholmondley Tapper. A. B. Hyde moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he died in 2005.
(Info supplied by Edward Hyde.)
 
1937: DNS Donington GP
1938: 3 Campbell Trophy / DNF German GP / DNS JCC 200 (Voiturette + GP)
1939: 4 Brooklands Road Championship / DNA Campbell Trophy


"Hýta" (CS)
Alias for Prinz von Lobkowicz
 


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