Following on from the recent death of Ray Salvadori, another driver this time from the pre-war age of motor racing has passed away and so broken the final link to the 1930s Silver Arrows - Paul Pietsch, who was a team mate to the likes of Bernd Rosemeyer, Hans Stuck Sr. and Achille Varzi. He drove the monstrous Auto Unions a total of six times, finishing as high as 3rd. In 1937 he nearly caused a major upset in his privately-entered Alfa when for a time he was leading the German GP ahead of the favourite Silver Arrows, before eventually finishing 3rd.
Paul Pietsch died just short of his 101st birthday. I bet he had some stories!