Rudolf Karl Wütherich (August 5, 1927 – July 22, 1981) Rolf Wütherich was born in Heilbronn, Germany on August 5, 1927. In 1950, the former Luftwaffe glider pilot, paratrooper, and aircraft mechanic joined Mercedes-Benz after the war. In 1949, he joined the Porsche factory becoming the second employee of their racing department. He participated as a factory team member at Le Mans in 1952, '53 and '54. Wütherich was also a factory team member for Porsche at Avus, Milia Miglia, Rheims, and the Nurburgring races.