His run was paused by a retirement at Reims but it very much be resumed at the British Grand Prix. Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips (May 4, 1928 - September 10, 1961) was a German racing driver, the son of a noble Rhineland family.All but three of his Grands Prix were run with Ferrari power.. This Dallas-hater revels in it, particularly b/c that made me 2/3 for Sunday: Philly and anti-Dallas won. 3:48. Collectively, the Cahiers have been covering F1 and top flite motor racing for going on 60 years, and continue to this very day. Playing next. Is on most cable packages other than the most basic ones perhaps. @chetnolian: True dat. Wow. Von Trips was killed as he was thrown from the airborne car, but the Ferrari somersaulted into the crowd to also take the lives of fifteen spectators. The race was won by von Trips's American teammate Phil Hill, who â since von Trips was â¦ Impressive comeback win by the Bolts, when they looked pretty beaten. The German driverâs car shot up an embankment and into the crowd, killing 15 spectators, before flipping back onto the track, tossing him out. ), and witnessed a number of loud shouts emanating from the sports bars. Following cars braked hard and ducked around the wrecked Ferrari. The latest Michigan touchdown has to go into the books as the bizarro play of the year. Race two took the pack from Monte-Carlo to the Dutch beaches at Zandvoort where von Trips qualified second with an identical time to pole man, title-rival and teammate Phil Hill. Wolfgang von Trips was born on May 4, 1928 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Berghe von Trips. From F1 Fanatic: Hill had won at Monza 12 months earlier, while von Trips suffered crashes in two previous visits to the circuit. Okay, just watched that. Lovely post bmaz, thank you. For those of us who are fans of the oblong ball, there is an interesting game coming up tonight: Michigan vs. Notre Dame! Johnie Greg. Rendevous – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlPfilnRDuI. Wolfgang followed that result up with a fourth and a fifth at rounds eight and nine in the respective German and Portuguese Grands Prix to see him amass nine points to end up 12th overall in his part season. bmaz, phred and scribe…Here’s the wiki on this much debated, controversial film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C'%C3%A9tait_un_rendez-vous. The Merc 6.9, however, had a very elaborate active pneumatic air suspension that made it spectacularly smooth and stable. Von Trips qualified on pole position in front of the adoring Tifosi, but he and Jim Clark collided on the run down to the Parabolica. Wolfgang von Trips, Grand Prix of Italy, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, 02 September 1956. The last time they played Adrian Peterson set the NFL single game rushing record with about 1,000 yards or so. The two had a clear advantage along Zandvoortâs straights, allowing them to leave the pursuing Jim Clarkâs Lotus in their wake as the Ferrari pair to scrapped all the way to the line where they were still under a second apart when the chequered flag flew. He was the son of a noble Rhineland family. Monza was renovated over a period of two months at the beginning of 1948 and a Grand Prix was held on 17 October 1948. The car gouged into the crowd before flipping back onto its wheels on the track. Hill was more technical in his approach and had great mechanical sensitivity. To support the emptywheel site, choose the option below that works best for you. Alonso blistering to start, but now overtaken by Vettel. Photo caption: Officials remove the wrecked Ferrari of German driver Count Wolfgang von Trips after a fatal collision during the second lap of the Italian Grand Prix race at Monza Sept. 10, 1961. I have, of course, become a straight liver myself…none of the wild times have stuck to me…. Von Tripsâ Ferrari 156 speared across the track and up a grass embankment where several spectators were watching the race. @bmaz: Yeah, that was one hell of a wallop he laid on rapist Rothlisberger. No excuse, he choked. The actual race coverage is fine, even if a little thin; still, very much worth watching. The last time I looked at it Michigan was down two touchdowns. Jul 1, 2017 - Explore Kev G's board "Wolfgang von Trips" on Pinterest. Well, in the immortal words of the Allman Brothers, that was then and this is now. The start was smooth, with the Ferraris taking the lead, but by the second lap, things had grown more competitive and dicing among the drivers was well underway. Monza is a course of skill and speed, it should be a great race. So tonight should be a major test for both teams. which means, of course, it is very fine sports writing. 2011 is the fiftieth anniversary of his championship season. When we started the 2011 Formula One season back in March, I noted that 2011 is the 50th anniversary of the magical 1961 F1 season in which Phil Hill, driving for Ferrari, became the first, and other than Mario Andretti in 1978, only American Formula One Grand Prix World Champion. Eery, and depressing, how all three died within the year. I hope someone replays the second half, I want to see that! I am sure that, when he passed me earlier, he had decided his was the faster car and I would be left behind.â. Isn’t this better play than we normally see from the Bolts in the first 6 games of the season of late? After reading his wiki, I think you’re right – the then 25 year old Arnoux would be a better candidate! Well, a wild start to the Italian I must say. Next week Tennessee comes to town in what is shaping up to be a very interesting game. Mercedes pulled out of motorsports entirely but rather than calling it quits, Wolfang reunited with Porsche, His car won its class en route to fourth place overall in the 1956 Le Mans 24-hour, where in a season that also yielded a couple of class wins at Sebring, von Trips attracted none other than Enzo Ferrariâs attention. I once drove 130 on the autobahn, and that looked a lot like the video. Von Trips, a German Count, was a natural talent but one with a slightly wild streak in his early years that led him to be dubbed âvon Krashâ. (The evidence for this seems overwhelming, just going by what’s on the web, but I still prefer to think of a F275 making the run. Everyone makes choices and the guy made his despite many many warnings about the path he was on. BMAZ, your retelling of these racers racing, plying their trade at a time, when a mechanical failure or a very human mistake in 1000th of a second as happened at Monza killed 14 people. “Of course, Big Benâs alleged victims are still alive, unlike Ray Lewisâ.”. I would like to personally thank Paul-Henri Cahier of the Cahier Archive. (Shhhh, lowly Panthers and rookie Cam Newton whipping Cardinals), @bmaz: The next round was at Monza, which returned to a road and oval combination format on 10 September 1961 with four drivers were mathematically in with a shout for the title, but the real fight was between Ferrari teammates Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. Regardless of how low the camera placement was, they don’t go by that quickly unless you’re flying. Wolfgang von Trips Monza '61. You’re taking me back to my yoot…when men were men, and race drivers referred to footballers and baseballers derisively as “stick-and-ball men” (Moss, I think). Phil Hill German GP 1961 - Cahier Archive. While the director’s 275 was sent off to be tuned-up, the driver made daily practice runs in the Mercedes sorting out his route options. Dialogue is entirely in French, so I’m helpless to translate, but maybe there’s a subtitled version out there…? Oh, and the NY Giants, even with the Manning brother not on IR, looked pitiful. If I had to guess a french driver back then to do that though, it would be Rene Arnoux well before Prost. I was told that they used to cram my baby seat between the seats of it and go to rally’s. 17-7 mid-2nd. Phil crossed the finish line in first place, his second year in a row victorious at Ferrari’s home track of Monza, and with the win, and Trips disqualification, won the Driver’s Championship and, correspondingly, the Constructor’s Championship for Ferrari. Pity the McLarens and Ferraris were not more on the mark earlier, so there was a real dogfight down the stretch. Hey, look, over there it’s the Goodrich Blimp! The warm weather looks to hold for the race, which should make for fast laps and increased tire wear, and that has been a pronounced variable this year with the new Pirelli tires. Yes, I do not speak French, but I think that all looks about right. Djokovic in four sets over Nadal. The race immediately prior to Monza was the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring (the Bernard Cahier photo above is of Phil in the 1961 German GP), which was won by Stirling Moss in the underpowered, but well handling and superbly driven Lotus-Climax. Ferrari driver Wolfgang von Trips was one of the fatal victims at Monza Formula One left the high-speed oval after von Tripsâ death The circuit was used for the Italian Grand Prix races until 1961, with the 10 km layout used in 1955, 1956, 1960 and 1961. Extremely compelling. Also, they decided to run barely muffled exhaust-pipes, counting on rattling every brick in front of them to keep the way clear of pedestrians. Monza je italské mÄsto v oblasti Lombardie v provincii Milano.Od 11. Once the torrential rain eventually dried up at Aintree, Ferrari had locked the podium as von Trips stood on the top step following a dominant drive to a 45 second win over Hill. These are both really superb and great reads. Made my day. the shift points, tire squeals….none of it matches the physical dynamics a real car would be undergoing, nor indeed that the car in the video was undergoing. One would be excused for thinking Andy Reid would have learned proper clock management skills and techniques from his Super Bowl debacle. this post of yours is, simply, very, very exciting reading. Please give them a look, they are friends to us here, and if you see something you like, and if a racing fan, you will, please support and buy their work. With only a chain fence between the spectators and the track, there was precious little to separate car from bodies. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan - Desert Trips 2016 - Indio CA -October 14 2016. Four game series coming up at Fenway later this week could be very interesting. Monza is, after all, the home of the Scuderia Ferrari. Don’t know if you read the bios, but here is the first paragraph from Bernard’s: He was an adventurer from his young days, fighting as a volunteer in WW2 when he was only seventeen, traveling to Cameroon and then to California in 1948 where destiny caught up with him: his first job was working together with Phil Hill selling foreign sports cars in Hollywood, and he married a California girl named Joan. Video: Legendary Le Mans Porsches at Goodwood! As with Phil and Trips, Mario’s Championship run was marred by the death of his Lotus teammate, and closest points competitor, the great, and oh so fast, Ronnie Peterson. What a lucky guy you are. Again, as with von Trips, Peterson also, despite his death, still finished second in points, behind his eventual Championship teammate, in this case Andretti. Monzaâs banked layout, which effectively added an oval to the contemporary version of the F1 track to make a 6.2-mile course with two steeply-banked corners, was used for four grands prix but has not been utilised by F1 since 1961, when Wolfgang von Trips lost his life in a crash that also killed several spectators. You know there are elements or 58-64 interspersed within John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix; including, a little, the triangle (a bit skewed to be sure, but there with a hospital scene and everything). PS – Hey I thought Kolb looked pretty when they played the Bolts in the preseason. And this Yankee fan is chortling like a department store Santa. @randiego: Seriously, we missed you. sports writing should be about the sporting event, about the competition, the almost, the win, the player(s), the loss, the death. Earlier that year he won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second of three times in his career. The Chargers will have that amazing offense again this year, without Mr Sproles. @bmaz: Gotta disagree with you on the actual speed. I have missed you brother, and glad to hear things are starting to stabilize and come around physically after the big valve job. A few years after the case got settled, however, an article came out, sourced anonymously to a then-current F1 driver (largely rumored to be Prost) that told the story slightly differently. Today I have the Bolts vs Vikings. @Randiego: Oh, I dunno. Apparently Brett Favre is now playing quarterback for the Cowboys. As I see it, the director had every vested interest in the land-yacht Mercedes story keeping him out of jail, and the anonymous driver wouldn’t have wanted to jeopardize his F1 career. I envy you having met these guys. From our season opening post in March, Circus Starts Anew, 50 Years On From the Yankee Champion: As starts the 2011 Formula One season, so too started the 1961 F1 season fifty years ago. I had a chance to chat up Mr. Peterson briefly at the 1978 Long Beach Grand Prix; he was an immensely personable and jovial character, especially compared to the often stoic Swedes lately found in F1. I bet Lewis was incandescent. Phil Hill: 50 Years Later – The 1961 Formula 1 championship year in Phil Hill’s own words. Say, this game reminds one of a few years ago when the unvictorious and untied Wolvereenies took on the unvictorious and untied Fighting Irish. All rights reserved. Von Trips was thrown into the road and both he and 14 spectators were killed. And now we are at the 2011 Italian Grand Prix, at the once and future home of F1 speed, Monza. When the case went to court, the director stated that the movie was the benefactor of an optical effect due to mounting a small, gyro-stabilized camera below the front bumper of a land-yacht Mercedes, driven by the director at ‘slightly above normal speeds.’ The court accepted his story, albeit with great skepticism. I agree that the lower camera mount gives the impression of greater speed…but, but, but when I ‘borg’ into that clip, then like phred it tightens me just to watch it – it just feels legit to me, and ianaracecardriver. Or those fancy brake lights for the license plate frame. Unaware of the tragedy, Phil Hill raced on to win the race and secure the driverâs championship, but Ferrari pulled out of the final round US Grand Prix Watkins Glen out of respect if its fallen driver. Written on the burial monument of Von Trips, in Latin, is âIn Morte Vitaâ â âIn death, there is life.â @scribe: Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips (Cologne, NjemaÄka, 4. svibnja 1928. Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips, also known simply as Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips and nicknamed 'Taffy' by friends and fellow racers, was a German racing driver. Von Trips passed Hill on the first tour and led every lap of the race. It rode up a 1.5m-high bank and flipped over. Spectacularly good pieces, both by very good friends of Phil’s, R & T writer and photographer extraordinaire John Lamm and the other by Sam Posey. @bmaz: unless i completely misread the channel guide, it was on Versus here which i don’t get…. Michigan’s defense clearly had a rocky first quarter. They’ve got a barn burner going in Athens tonight…28-28 UGA and SC in the fourth. Watch this kid – he’s been blowing up plays all through training camp. (In fact, GoogleMaps has Seaside also marked as ‘Grand Prix Circuit’.). Wolfgang was back in action for the season opener in Argentina â a 100-lap race around the 4km Buenos Aires circuit where von Trips had the dubious honour of filling the reigning then four-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangioâs seat after the great Argentinian had jumped ship to Maserati on his mission to a fifth world title. It was the worst loss of life at Monza since 1928 and in the history of the F1 World Championship. They just ran a punt back for a TD and are now ahead 38-27. This will embarrass YoungDiegoToBe to no end growing up. Phil was my friend, and my mentor. and just before the half Janikowski hits a 63 yarder, tying the record for longest field goal. After that, Michigan led the scoring 7-3, so ND now leads 17-7. Mr EW noted: Denard’s 3 INT to ND, plus 4 TD receptions–those are Favre numbers. The American President: "I don't know why it would be Russia, probably it is Vaghina". well, probably 12 people would buy it, but I’d be one!). It ran along Seaside and Shoreline, the few times I was in LB at the same general time. Additionally, Phil served as a technical consultant on the movie and did much of the driving of the camera car actually doing the filming for the movie. I was just 15 when started hanging out in Europe, back then, going to school in Switzerland and living Cap Ferrat…too much for a young lad but a time I look back on with pure delight. His two-wheeled thrills tempted Wolfgang to pursue something even more exciting and without any prior experience, von Trips went car racing in a Volkswagen Beetle. auto-prix-f1-monza-von-trips-accident A woman under shock walks away from dead bodies following the accident caused by German driver Wolfgang von Trips, whose Ferrari crashed into the crowd killing 15 spectators during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix on September 10, 1961 in Monza. Again, as with von Trips, Peterson also, despite his death, still finished second in points, behind his eventual Championship teammate, in this case Andretti. The F1 coverage is on Speed TV Channel. 18 min. Well, see, that is one of the problems I saw; the cars and other things higher up off of the pavement did not get overtaken as fast as they would have if the camera car was really going as fast as they wish you to believe. Tabor, and Peter was so elated that he wanted to build tabernacles for everyone so they could hang around for a while longer. The director kept a map in his lap with the route marked, and had the power to call-off the run if he saw too much congestion in an intersection, for instance. Wolfgang von Trips - 49 years... - posted in Racing Comments Archive: Whilst we all gear up for qualifying tomorrow, I ask that we take a moment to remember Wolfgang von Trips, who was on course to win the 1961 F1 season before a tragic accident at Monza 49 years ago today. They were smacking Philip Rivers around all game. Because the 275 is inelegant and balky when launching from a standing start, they were committed to keeping the whole run between 2nd and 5th gear – which meant running the red lights. The Phillies look unbeatable with Hammel, Halliday, Worley and Lee, what an ERA! I watched it and loved it. I have been a race fan since I was a child, my dad raced a Bug Eye Sprite back then. Just spectacular. Despite ND’s loss last week, some of the TV pundits are predicting ND to beat Michigan, and to wind up in a bowl game. Those were good times! Yeah, right. I do miss the “devil may care” attitude of the old drivers but then that is what killed more than a few. I cannot imagine being in the car careening through Paris (even at dawn) at those speeds. Brad Spurgeon has a wonderful setting piece in yesterday’s New York Times: Not many towns give the impression of being built around a racing circuit like Monza and the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Wolfgang von Trips was the only child of a noble German family. Yeah, the AL East is not over, nor is the AL Wild Card. On the morning of the shoot, according to the anonymous driver, they stationed the flagman at the Louvre, and drove the race set-up Ferrari flat-out through the streets with the director riding shotgun. I fortunate to have been around in the late 50s and early 60s in Europe and went to many of the Grands Prix including all the great circuits…some of which are unfortunately no longer on the schedule. Dicing with Jim Clarkâs Lotus, the two cars touched under braking and his red Ferrari somersaulted into the crowd. Oblong ball report: This time however, von Trips crashed the 156 with two laps of the chaotic race left to run, but he had done enough to grab fourth place. After the German, and despite Sir Stirling’s win, the Driver’s Championship was still a battle between Ferrari teammates Hill and von Trips, with Trips leading in points with 33, Phil in second with 29 and Moss a distant third with 21 points. I don’t know what coverage you guys get, but we had Ross Brawn on team radio oh so carefully warning Schumi to leave some room. Through the summer Von Trips and Hill dueled bitterly, ferociously, on the tracks of Monaco, Holland, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Germany. John’s is a wonderful race by race trip, as related by Phil, through the 1961 season. Wolfgang von Trips, Self: Formula 1. Just cos he comes from where I now live doesn’t mean I’m biassed! An excellent race but for Luigi shunting the mid pack at the start. As a second update bonus in the main post above, I added in a couple of pieces from the Road & Track Special for the 50th Anniversary of Phil Hill’s 1961 Championship Season. Great stuff Bmaz – you’ve got me wondering what channel these races are on! It weighed heavily on his mind, and at times caused him to develop stomach ulcers from the stress, which disrupted his racing season in 1954. Of course, Big Ben’s alleged victims are still alive, unlike Ray Lewis’. His early exploits are not adequately recorded, but in 1954 he bought Porsche 356 and entered the Mille Miglia. OK, here’s a youtube link to the “making-of” video w/Lelouch explaining the feat, and walking us around the Merc 6.9 camera car. My father was a friend of Mike Hawthorn and so I was a lucky lad to have been in garages with many of them. The photo at right, again from Bernard Cahier, is of Phil, this one posted as a toast to his 1961 F1 Championship, even though the photo is actually from his Le Mans triumph in 1962. I guess it was exciting because both defenses were so bad. /snark. Kick ass. After half a game, Rex Grossman has played Bad Eli dead even. Bolts D sucked it up and played much better in the second half, and Norv figured out the D. Amazing TD play Rivers sealed the deal. His relatives obstructed his passion for racing cars, to the extent that he started racing under a false name, Axel Linther, as his nickname, âTaffyâ, was too well-known. Here is a layout of the original course. And Rene did have an FIA Superlicense for F!, though he was legendary as a street and movie stunt driver. Phil was the first, and still one of only two (Mario Andretti), Americans to win the Formula One Grand Prix World Championship and his career was immortalized in the excellent biography Yankee Champion by William Nolan. The next round was at Monza, which returned to a road and oval combination format on 10 September 1961 with four drivers were mathematically in with a shout for the title, but the real fight was between Ferrari teammates Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. (If I had a decent map of Paris, I might try figuring out the ‘course layout’.). Wolfgang von Trips Monza '61. And my stuffed peppers (another fruit of the garden) are coming together nicely, making an exceptionally pleasant smell as they bake. As a side note, there are significant parallels between the glory and tragedy of Phil Hill’s 1961 Championship with the other American F1 Championship season, 1978 with Mario Andretti. Evidently Lelouch remastered the original 35mm film and it was put out on DVD, but the DVD producers have yanked the linked “making-of” video posted on the site. This is probably Sebastian Vettel’s race to lose in the Red Bull, and I would look to him for the win. I spent a pretty fair amount of time in its predecessor, the 300SEL 6.3, the air suspension was wonderful, and the 6.9 version was superior even to that. The Chargers are being beaten soundly by the Vikes. But, if you ask me, the driver working that Ferrari motor shows real race-driver skills – expert heel-and-toeing, accelerating and braking in a straight line, negotiating turns in the high-rpm power band of a single gear, and absolutely phenomenal eyesight! Born in Cologne in 1928, he was a German national champion in 1954 in a Porsche, still using the pseudonym âAxel Lintherâ to not upset his parents about his dangerous activities. The predictions appeared on point from the get-go when the season started late at Monaco, a race for once free of the reliability niggles that troubled him in the principality over the years. @radiofreewill: Wow. Touched by tragedy â Monza was the scene of a horrific accident in 1961 when German driver Wolfgang von Trips lost control of his Ferrari car and plunged into the crowd. If you are a F1 and international motorsport fan, you can literally die and go to heaven in the Cahier Archive. However, can say unequivocally, the sound is completely dubbed. Now we have to see how anti-Cheatin’ Bill does tonite. Welcome home my friend! Jenson really is the thiking man’s driver, keeping back in case Lewis and Scgumi had a crah-fest, then just popping through, calm as you like. The video up top, while certainly not perfect, gives a very complete rundown of where the season stood prior to the race, who the key contestants were, and what the grid looked like at the start of the race. There is a “D” in Notre Dame, but not in Michigan. The stills in this post are all from the Cahier Archive, taken by Paul-Henri’s father and partner, Bernard. Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips (Köln, 1928. május 4. â Monza, 1961. szeptember 10.) Exactly! Notre Dame jumped out to a 14-0 start against Michigan. Clark lay fourth with Jack Brabham, von Trips and Baghetti behind him. and Tony Romo singlehandedly snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. Nine Years after Aluminum Tube Fear-Mongering, Judy Miller Is Back at It, [Cahier Archive] photos from the 1961 season, 6.2 mile circuit featuring a siamesed set of steeply banked 180 degree curves, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlPfilnRDuI, Boiling Frog Journalism: The Collective Yawn as Trump’s Pardoned Foreign Agent Plots a Coup, The Hack or Attack Debate: Answer Old Questions While Waiting to Learn Enough to Answer That One, Three Inconvenient Truths about a Hypothetical Trump Pardon for Julian Assange. Awesome. In my strange little world, F1 is just one of those keys I never use on my computer. Born to a privileged background, Taffy lived his dream as he forged a career out of his passion.
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