HANS WERNER AUFRECHT
Born on 28 December 1936 in Großaspach, Germany, Hans Werner Aufrecht is the ‘A’ in AMG; his hometown of Großaspach being the ‘G’. Aer the company and the name “AMG” were acquired by Mercedes-Benz, he used his initials for the name of Mercedes’ oicial 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 oicial factory entry.