The invention of the pit strategy.
Without him there would have been no such position as racing manager, no pit strategy and none of the meticulous preparation that went into each race. From 1926 until 1955, Alfred Neubauer was one of the key figures in the Mercedes-Benz’s success. He was born on 29 March 1891 in Nový Jičín, near Ostrava, in what is now the Czech Republic. His father was a carpenter and cabinetmaker. As a child, Alfred had developed a passion for the then still relatively new invention of the automobile; it was a passion that he would never lose.