WR 51

WR 51

Walter Weeke's car, powered by a BMW engine, placed behind the driver. He later fitted a JAP engine and appears to have built more than one.

1951 proved frustrating with poor reliability but things improved with a podium at Essen and second overall in the West German Championship.

By '53, the top five West German drivers were in Coopers but Walter took a respectable eighth in the Championship and Heinz managed a win at the Nürburgring.


Some results for Walter and Heinz:

Hockenheim, May 1953

Nürburgring 3rd June 1951, DNF

Donauringrennen 8th July 1951, DNF

Nürburgring 29th July 1951 German Grand Prix, 22nd

Freiburg 5th August 1951, NT

Grenzlandring 9th September 1951, 21st

Essen 23rd September 1951, DNF


Hockenheim 11th May 1952, 8th

Essen 20th July 1952, 3rd

Norisring 17th August 1952, DNF

Grenzlandring 31st August 1952, 4th


Hockenheim 10th May 1953, DNF

Nürburgring  31st May 1953, 6th

Nürburgring 28th June 1953, 1st (Heinz)


Nürburgring 23rd May 1954, 15th (Heinz)

Nürburgring 23rd May 1954, DNF

Porrentruy, Switzerland 18th July 1954, 3rd in heat


With JAP engine for 1954

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