1959 Nurburgring 1000Kms

ADAC 1000 km-Rennen

Sunday, June 7, 1959
Round:
3
Laps:
44
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Moss, 9m32.0
Country:
Germany
Circuit:
1959 season:
Report

Moss the Absolute Master

Adenau, June 7th.

When the cars and drivers began arriving at the Nurburgring the day before practice commenced, the Eifel countryside was looking its best, bathed in warm sunshine, and even those people who hate the fantastic circuit and loathe the 1,000-kilometre sports-car race, could not help being in a good mood. As previous reports in Motor Sport have pointed out, the running of the annual 1,000-kilometre race has always left a lot to be desired, such things as timekeeping in practice, speed differential between competing cars, calibre of drivers and so on all showing a lack of imagination. However, in spite of the character of the meeting being unchanged, there was the usual enormous and varied entry of cars ranging from the latest 340-b.h.p. V12 works Ferrari down to a private 190SL Mercedes-Benz roadster, and drivers from Moss and Brooks down to "Johann Seif" and "Giovanni Saponi"!

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