• Short Summary

    May 22 was unlucky for motor racing-in France, seven people were killed at the Aix-les-Bains Junior Grand Prix; at Nurburgring, West Germany, a Ferrari caught fire-endangering driver Giorgio Scarlatti's life-as it refuelled during the 1,000-km.

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    May 22 was unlucky for motor racing-in France, seven people were killed at the Aix-les-Bains Junior Grand Prix; at Nurburgring, West Germany, a Ferrari caught fire-endangering driver Giorgio Scarlatti's life-as it refuelled during the 1,000-km. race.

    The fire occurred when petrol overflowed from the tank on to hot exhaust pipe. Subsequently, fire spread to the whole of one section of the pits, threatening the nearby crowded grandstand, but it was finally brought under control.

    One of the first to aid Scarlatti-rolling on the ground, with his clothing alight-was British race driver Stirling Moss, waiting at the pits to take over his Maserati form co-driver Dan Gurney. Moss went on to win the race- 44 laps over the 14-mile mountain circuit-and his time, with Gurney, was 7 hr. 31 min. 40.5 secs.,At an average speed of 82,40 m.p.h. For part of the time drivers found themselves racing in fog, but kept up high speeds with visibility at only 100 yards.

    In second place, and 3 minutes later over the finishing line, were Joakim Bonnier and Oliver Gendebien, in a Porsche, and third, Cliff Allison and W. Mauresse, in a Ferrari.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABM3Q1Z8SMVRYULM51ILIY48HH
    Media URN:
    VLVABM3Q1Z8SMVRYULM51ILIY48HH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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