1950 German Grand Prix race report




A crowd of 400,000 people came to watch the racing at Nurburgring on Sunday, August 2nd.

The first race started at 10am and was for sports cars of 1,100, 1,500, 2,000cc, being started at intervals, the 1,100 going off first, followed by the 1,500 and last of all 2,000cc.

Cars had to complete nine laps, a distance of approximately 130 mile, and the result was a victory for the Veritas and BMW cars in the 2-litre class, Simca-Gordini in the 1,500 class and Simcas in the 1,100 class.

This was followed by the 500cc and we saw some very quick motoring by the new twin-cylinder ‘Monopoletta’ a very workman-like job indeed, the engine being a flat twin, similar to the BMW, but details of the machine are not to hand as I write, so I cannot give further gen.

During this race one driver was unfortunately killed, and another car, driven by an American also involved, was written off, one spectator being a fatality in the collision.

Two Cooper ‘500s’, sounding very much ‘like Coopers’ came second and third behind ‘Monopoletta’.

The 13th

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Sintea.tlordinis. thins Stuck, driving eight.-cylintler A.F.M., was in sixth phice. lint by the secontl lap. he ltad

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