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Berlin 1959 - хронология

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пт.Jean Behraпокинули трассу - несчастный случай
2Stirling Mossпокинули трассу - коробка передач
3Cliff Allisonпокинули трассу - сцепление
8Innes Irelandпокинули трассу - коробка передач
11Graham Hillпокинули трассу - коробка передач
16Jack Brabhamпокинули трассу - сцепление
24Masten Gregoryпокинули трассу - мотор
37Bruce McLarenпокинули трассу - сцепление
37Hans Herrmannпокинули трассу - несчастный случай
50Harry Schellпокинули трассу - сцепление
One killed for the cold war
The rather boring "AVUS" (Auto Verkehrs und Übungs Strecke: Car Traffic and Practice Track), which is only two corners and two straights, is chosen for political reasons: It lies in Berlin, a very important spot during the cold war. Spectators from the eastern part of the town could also watch the race (the Berlin Wall wasn't built yet) and could pay with worthless eastern Marks, which was financed with tax money by the Maire of West-Berlin, Willy Brandt.

To avoid tyre problems, the race was split up in 2 runs with 30 laps each. (which also never happened before in Formula 1)

During practice, Jean Behra has a fatal accident in the Nordschleife, which is made out of bricks and has almost 45° is the most dangerous part of the track.

Out of 15 starters there are just 9 left for the second part of the race and only 7 finish it.

3 Ferraris win the race, Tony Brooks in front of Dan Gurney and Phil Hill.

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