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  1. jamied says

    Mike Hawthorn is seen at 03:02, wearing the flat cap.

    The racetrack is the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

  2. roycousins says

    This sports car race is the Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore at Monza on 24th June 1956. Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn won in car No.64, a Ferrari 625 LM Spider. Stirling Moss and Cesare Perdisa finished second in car No.2, a Maserati 200S. Juan Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Castellotti finished third in car No.63, another Ferrari 625 LM Spider. 01:48 - the standings are shown on the scoreboard - i.64, ii.2, iii.63 02:39 - Collins brings the winning Ferrari home. 02:45 - Moss arrives (swigging from a bottle) in the Maserati. 02:55 - Collins parks the Ferrari. 03:02 - Hawthorne, dressed in flat cap, bow tie and a tweed jacket, joins Collins (with cup) on the Ferrari. 03:37 - Moss and Perdisa in front of the Maserati pit. Followed by more footage from the beginning of the race, out of sequence: 05:51 - Collins tries the Ferrari for size before the start. Hawthorne stands behind in cap and sunglasses. 05:59 - Moss discusses tactics. 06:12 - Moss and Collins. 06:17 - Piero Taruffi, Moss's Maserati…

  3. roycousins says

    06:17 - Piero Taruffi, Moss's Maserati team mate, will share the No.8 car with André Simon.

    06:20 - Anna Maria Peduzzi (on the right) and 06:23 Gilberte Thirion (in the stripes) will drive Peduzzi's Ferrari 500TR (No.11).

    06:28 - "Le Mans" style start.

    The reason that cars are coming off the Curva Sud Alta Velocita banking (outside) and the Curva Parabolica (inside) simultaneously, is that a combined circuit (both the high speed oval circuit and the road course)was being used, hence the cones along the straight to separate cars completing a lap from those only half way round.

  4. British Pathé says

    We appreciate the identification of the racetrack - don't suppose any viewer was actually at the race?

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