Reims 12-Hour Endurance, 1959

 

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

Reims - 1959

 

 

 

 

Le Mans, 1958

 

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

Le Mans - 1958

 

 

 

 

1957 Nürburgring

 

 

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

1957 - Nürburgring

 

 

 

German Grand Prix at Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop)

4 August 1957

North Loop:  13 Miles per Lap, 100 Turns per Lap, 22 Laps     Average Race Lap Speed:  89 MPH

Formula One and Formula Two Races Run Simultaneously

Race Conditions: Hot, Dry and Sunny

 

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

Dick Gibson (GBR) with (Formula Two) No. 29 Cooper-Climax T41 (retired after 3 laps due to steering problem)

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG) (Race Winner) in No. 1 Maserati 250F

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

FORMULA ONE in 1957

 

seat belt?
nope!
 
roll bar?
nope!
     
full-face helmet?
nope!
     
head-and-neck-support (HANS) device?
nope!
 

fire retardant suit, gloves, socks, shoes?

nope!
     
driver's survival cell (monocoque)?
nope!
 
driver-activated fire extinguishing system?
nope!
 
driver-activated electrical system breaker?
nope!
     
flexible rupture-proof fuel bladder?
nope!
     
wireless radio headgear?
nope!
     
custom-formed driver's seat?
nope!
     
paddle shifters?
nope!
   
wheel safety tethers?
nope!
     
tarmac run-off zones?
nope!
 
on-site emergency medical assistance? 

nope!

  

 

Mike Hawthorn (GBR) in No. 8 Ferrari

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

(Sir) Sterling Moss (GBR) in No. 10 Vanwall

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

Umberto Maglioli (ITA) in (Formula Two) No.20 Porsche (retired after 13 laps due to engine failure)

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

Mike Hawthorn (GBR) (left), Peter Collins (GBR) (middle), Juan Fangio (ARG) (right)

Formula One German Grand Prix at Nürburgring     4 August 1957

 

 

ANSCOCHROME / KODACHROME      I      Photos by Donavon F. Smith (USAF)      I      4 August 1957

 

All Images Copyright © Donavon F. Smith, Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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