Articles tagged Berlin GP

Page 87 of April 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, April 2002

Too good for their own good?

It was Italy's dream team - Ascari, Jano, Lancia. The car looked sensational. Success seemed guaranteed. But the project ended in tragedy and thwarted ambition, as Chris Nixon explains Early in 1954, Motorsport enthusiasts found themselves looking at photographs of two new Grand Prix cars so startlingly different in appearance that it was hard to believe they had been built for the same Formula....

Page 6 of May 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 2003

Obituaries

Karl Kling This team-mate to Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in the 1955 Mercedes grand prix team has passed away at the age of 92. Initially a successful sportscar racer with the Stuttgart marque, he went on to become its head of motorsports. Kling's career began in hill-climbs before WWII while working for Mercedes as a clerk. Despite a serious back injury, he resumed competition after...

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When they were new... Porsche 356A

An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, November 1956 | by Bill Boddy On arrival at Stuttgart Airport last month we found awaiting us a maroon Porsche Carrera and a grey 1600. The editor was put in the Carrera, his colleague Michael Tee drove the 1600 and thus we arrived at the Porsche works in the pleasant suburb of Zuffenhausen. The rear-engined flat-four air-cooled Porsche...

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Silver polish

Michael Schumacher wasn't the first German GP star to make his name in a Mercedes sportscar. Hartmut Lehbrink reviews Wolfgang von Trips' early career The president of the Cologne Porsche Club, Dr Hanswilly Bemartz, addressed his letter to the omnipotent Mercedes team manager, Alfred Neubauer. It was dated January 5, 1955. In it he pointed out that "his charge" had just become German champion in...

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Doug Nye

The greatest race of all? A gathering of two or more like-minded enthusiasts usually generates fierce debate about epic battles on the track. What’s your favourite? On a recent flight I fell into discussion with a fellow enthusiast about great races we recalled. For years books and magazines have sought to present ‘The Greatest Race of All’. Of course such debates are hugely subjective. But among...

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F1 non-championship races Part One: the ’50s

Away from the limelight of the World Championship, these races sometimes ran at unusual venues, with drivers determined to gain recognition. In the first of a series, we pick out some great and obscure tales from a unique period in motor sport history By Paul Fearnley “Those non-championship races were just as important as the World Championship Grands Prix,” says Stirling Moss. “The BRDC...

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