Döttinger Höhe print


Döttinger Höhe
Emerson Fittipaldi was the youngest ever world champion at the age of 25 in 1972. But even the best teams make schoolboy errors - such as running out of fuel. It was during a practice session that the Brazilian star was just about to break the seven minute record barrier when his car ran out of fuel. Fortunately, it was on the Döttinger Höhe straight, which is adjacent to a large petrol station, whose manager ‘Retti’ Retterath, came to the rescue, promptly refuelling the champion.