HANS WERNER AUFRECHT

Car India - - FEATURE -

Born on 28 De­cem­ber 1936 in Großas­pach, Ger­many, Hans Werner Aufrecht is the ‘A’ in AMG; his home­town of Großas­pach be­ing the ‘G’. A–er the com­pany and the name “AMG” were ac­quired by Mercedes-Benz, he used his ini­tials for the name of Mercedes’ o›icial rac­ing team, HWA Team. The first car that raced un­der that team name was the ill-fated Mercedes-Benz CLR. Since 2000, when DTM was started, the HWA team was the one in charge of Mercedes-AMG’s o›icial fac­tory en­try.

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