• Short Summary

    After practice session July 31, the 1959 Berlin Grand Prix on the fast circuit at Avus, West Berlin, opened August 1 for 1500cc sports cars with top international race drivers competing.

  • Description

    After practice session July 31, the 1959 Berlin Grand Prix on the fast circuit at Avus, West Berlin, opened August 1 for 1500cc sports cars with top international race drivers competing.

    One of them was Jean Behra of France who crashed and died later in hospital (Editors: See 5265/59). Another to crash was Antonio v Doery of Argentina. He escaped without serious injury.

    The length of the course is 8.3 kilometres with a saucer-shaped bend at the northern end. This is known to some as a 'wall of death'.

    At speeds of 250 kilometres an hour on the straight, German pilot Wolfgang von Trips in a Porsche beat Sweden's Joakim Bonnier also in a Porsche over the finish.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF3IN0SKGODIRFB2WM696B79P1
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3IN0SKGODIRFB2WM696B79P1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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