Name: Wolfgang von Trips
DOB: May 4 1928
Place Of Birth: Horrem
Most Races For: Ferrari - 25
No. Of Races: 27
- Wolfgang von Trips was on course to become the first German F1 champion in 1961.
- Trips had previously survived when an America-bound plane he was flying in crashed over Scotland.
“Von Trips and I were racing along the straightaway and were nearing one of the banked curves, the one on the southern end. We were about 100 metres from the beginning of the curve. Von Trips was running close to the inside of the track. I was closely following him, keeping near the outside. At one point Von Trips shifted sideways so that my front wheels collided with his back wheels. It was the fatal moment. Von Trips' car spun twice and went into the guardrail along the inside of the track. Then it bounced back, struck my own car and bounced down into the crowd.”
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