|1951||Alfa Romeo, Maserati||1||1||0||0||0||-||0||0||7||0||0||0||-|
|First race||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 3, 1950||Race results|
|Last race||German Grand Prix||Nürburgring||August 3, 1952||Race results|
Paul Pietsch, who is the only Formula One driver to reach 100, began his racing career in 1932 with a private Bugatti and Alfa Romeo. Racing with an Alfa Romeo, he won in Sweden the 1933 III Svenska Isloppet GP (Ice Race) in Hemfjärden, and in 1934 the I Vallentunaloppet (Ice Race) in Vellentunasjön.
In the 1935 German Grand Prix he raced for Auto Union, and finished third in the Italian Grand Prix before leaving the team with its hard-to-drive rear engines. From 1937 onwards he entered a private Maserati. His greatest hours came in the 1939 German Grand Prix which he led from lap two onwards until the ignition failed, making him drop down to third, which was still an excellent result for a privateer against the dominant force of the Silver Arrows.
After the war, he participated in three Championship grands prix between 1950 and 1952 but he failed to finish any of them. His drive in a factory Alfa Romeo in the 1951 German Grand Prix ended with a crash.
Pietsch was a successful editor and publisher of motorcycle and automobile magazines.