German Grand Prix



Pictorial review

Twenty years after.—Tony Brooks’ victory in the German G.P. with a Vanwall marks the first win in this classic event since the late Dick Seaman was victorious in 1938 with a Mercedes-Benz, and the first ever with a British car. Below, left, is Tony Brooks with his laurels, while the lower picture shows him at the sweet moment of victory in the Vanwall. Below, right: An interesting and impressive aspect of the Dino 246 V6 Ferrari, provided by Mike Hawthorn as he flashes beneath the footbridge near the Karussel.

V.S.C.C. Silverstone 750 MC Relay Race

The Vanwalls lead as the field in the German G.P. rush through the Südkurve on the opening lap, Stirling Moss ahead, followed closely by Tony Brooks, Harry Schell (B.R.M.), Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins and Graf von Trips in the three Ferraris, Jean Behra’s B.R.M., and Phil Hill, leading the Formula ll class with the Ferrari.

FINE DRIVE by the young New Zealander Bruce McLaren secured him a notably first place in the Formula II class of the German G.P. with his Cooper. He averaged 86.37 m.p.h. leading Barth (Porsche) and Ian Burgress (Copper) home.

while leading the German G.P. is Stirling Moss, who unluckily was forced to retire with magneto trouble after three laps. He set a new absolute lap record for the Nürburgring in 9 min. 9.2 sec., an average of 92.89 m.p.h.

EINSITZER PORSCHE.—Edgar Barth took second place to McLaren’s Cooper in the Formula II class with the work single-seater Porsche—the same car with which Jean Behra won the F. II race at Reims earlier in July.

TRIER.—Harry Schell did his best with a B.R.M., the suspension of which, like that of Behra’s car, was never happy on the Nürburgring bumps. After briefly lying second, he dropped back, eventually retiring.

LEADER of the F. II class of the German G.P. until his car began to breath oil onto the rear wheels, was the Californian driver Phil Hill in the works V6 Ferrari.

TRYING HARD.—P. Waller cornering the E.R.A. during the July V.S.C.C. Silverstone meeting, in which he was second to W. F. Moss’ E.R.A. in two races, one of them the big race of the afternoon.

A JUPITER IN ACTION.—The Silverstone Relay Race saw a team of Jowett Jupiters in action, three of them R4s, one of which had a girl driver. They were unlucky, being slowed by a crash and breakdown. The car shown is A. Thomas’ R4, taking a corner on the special Relay Race circuit.

8-LITRE CHASES 4 1/2-LITRE.—And not only chase, for at the V.S.C.C. meeting K. Shellenburg drove the ex-Barnato-Hassan 8-litre Bentley with outstanding ability, beating Burton’s modified de Dion 4 1/2-litre car of this make.

TWO TYPES OF “SPECIAL.”—One of the victorious Speedwell Austin A35s leading Parkin’s Ford Special during the 750 M.C. Relay Race at Silverstone last month.

THE WINNING TEAM.—The Speedwell Austin A35 team after their splendid victory in the 750 M.C. Relay Race—and how correct that Austins should win this race! On the left of the picture is Lutz Arnstein, who so ably managed his three-car team. The others, from l. to r. are L. Adams, Graham Hill, G. F. Hulbert and John Sprinzel, a surely unique case of Director’s who race the cars they sell!

THE WINNERS IN ACTION.—Quick change-overs of the sashes with another A35 always at the ready, assisted the Speedwell team to beat the Morgan team in the Relay Race.

TYPICAL SCENE during the 750. M. C. Relay Race at Silverstone. Cars of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club have just changed over their sash and a member of the Lance and Cheshire C.C. is holding out his sash.

BRINGING MEMORIES OF BROOKLANDS, where drivers in the pre-war Relay Race had to do quite a lot of sprinting with their sashes, Michael Burn, of the Frazer-Nash team covers the length of the pit area at high speed. He has met his sash, which J. R. stoop brought to Burn by the same method, the Sebring Frazer Nash having broken a stub-axle.