• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S JOHN SURTEES - FORMER MOTOR CYCLIST TURNED RACING DRIVER - TODAY (SUNDAY) RETRIEVED THE HONOUR OF THE ONE TIME ALL-CONQUERING ITALIAN FERRARIS BY WINNING THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE NURBURGRING.

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    BRITAIN'S JOHN SURTEES - FORMER MOTOR CYCLIST TURNED RACING DRIVER - TODAY (SUNDAY) RETRIEVED THE HONOUR OF THE ONE TIME ALL-CONQUERING ITALIAN FERRARIS BY WINNING THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE NURBURGRING.

    HE WON WITH A RECORD SPEED OF 96.56 MILES-AN HOUR (155.4 K.P.H.), AND SEVERAL TIMES BROKE THE LAP RECORD WHICH HE ESTABLISHED WITH HIS WIN IN THE SAME RACE LAST YEAR. THIS WAS THE FIRST GRAND PRIX VICTORY FOR THE NEW V-8 CYLINDER FERRARI WHICH MADE ITS APPEARANCE THIS YEAR.

    SECOND PLACE WENT TO GRAHAM HILL IN A B.R.M., WHO CLOCKED 95.6 MILES-AN-HOUR (154.9 K.P.H.). FERRARIS TOOK THIRD PLACE WITH LORENZO BANDINI GETTING HOME IN 93.2 MILES-AN-HOUR (150 K.P.H.).

    ONLY 14 OF THE 22 STARTERS FINISHED THE COURSE - 212 MILES (336 KMS), A TOTAL OF 15 LABS OF THE CIRCUIT AND ABOUT 180 CORNERS AND SHARP BENDS. SOME 300,000 SPECTATORS WATCHED THE EVENT.

    BRITAIN'S JIM CLARK DRIVING A LOTUS WITHDREW IN LAP 7, WHILE ANOTHER MUCH FANCIED DRIVER, AUSTRALIA'S JACK BRACHAM WENT OUT WITH ENGINE TROUBLE ON LAP 12.

    (SURTEES HAS UPSET THE PLACINGS IN THE DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THIS WIN. LAST YEAR'S CHAMPION CLARK DID NOT FINISH, SO GRAHAM HILL WHO FINISHED SECOND, MOVED UP THE LEADING POSITION. CLARK IS NOW SECOND, SURTEES THIRD.)
    THE JAPANESE HONDA CAR FIRM'S GRAND PRIX DEBUT ENDED INGLORIOUSLY WHEN THEIR 12-CYLINDER, REAR-ENGINED FORMULA-ONE CRASHED AT 200 KILOMETRES AN HOUR (ABOUT 125 M.P.H.). THE HONDA, WITH 28-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIAN DRIVER RONNIE BUCKNUM AT THE WHEEL, HAD COMPLETED 12 OF THE 15 LAPS OF THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX WHEN THE STEERING FAILED AND IT PLUNGED INTO A DITCH, SHEARING OFF THREE WHEELS AND CRUMPLING THE BODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GQ2HNT4DEU3NYZQVONMW3HIM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GQ2HNT4DEU3NYZQVONMW3HIM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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