Eery, and depressing, how all three died within the year. A special teams TD to start the game, missed tackles, no QB pressure, etc. 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. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan - Desert Trips 2016 - Indio CA -October 14 2016. @bmaz: He was, like my father, a bit of a roue, a high liver, a womanizer but a delight. ), and witnessed a number of loud shouts emanating from the sports bars. Those Notre Dame Lucky Charms uniforms are not magically delicious. Von Trips’ Ferrari 156 speared across the track and up a grass embankment where several spectators were watching the race. The two had a clear advantage along Zandvoort’s straights, allowing them to leave the pursuing Jim Clark’s 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. 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. I cannot imagine being in the car careening through Paris (even at dawn) at those speeds. The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is a historic race track near the city of Monza, north of Milan, in Italy.Built in 1922, it is the world's third purpose-built motor racing circuit after those of Brooklands and Indianapolis. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Frankenheimer was, until he died, a friend of Phil’s. 5 years ago | 45 views. And here are select scenes from the Monza portion of Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix. If you are a F1 and international motorsport fan, you can literally die and go to heaven in the Cahier Archive. I would like to personally thank Paul-Henri Cahier of the Cahier Archive. Rarely however, has there ever been a royal driver so naturally talented as was Taffy von Trips. Gee whillikers, I wonder why and when a county in Arizona was breached?? how wonderful to find a sports writer who focuses on the contest and not on the contract, the agent, the owner, the manager. 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. Phil Hill German GP 1961 - Cahier Archive. bmaz, phred and scribe…Here’s the wiki on this much debated, controversial film:'%C3%A9tait_un_rendez-vous. 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. Hill was more technical in his approach and had great mechanical sensitivity. Undoubtedly the greatest piece of ‘cinema verite’ from a race fan’s point of view, this uber famous clip of a Ferrari 275 roaring down the cobblestone streets of Paris at dawn on a Sunday in ’74 features a 165mph run down the Champs d’Elysee, a split-second decision to veer through the Louvre courtyard to miss a bus and frightening acceleration up the hill at Montmartre! 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. @radiofreewill: As Brent Musberger enthused, “This game is an instant classic!” 3 TDs in the last 2 minutes by Michigan??? Taffy was only back in a Ferrari again at round six at Reims – a gruelling old school street circuit through the French countryside and villages. 1958 started quietly with von Trips’ season commencing at round two at Monaco but marred by a late engine failure. /s. 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. Four game series coming up at Fenway later this week could be very interesting. 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,, 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. His relatives obstructed his passion for racing cars, to the extent that he started racing under a false name, Axel Linther, as his nickname, “Taffy”, was too well-known. The banked layout was used for four Italian Grands Prix between 1955 and 1961, but in the last of those years German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 15 spectators were killed in … Follow. He probably wouldn’t take that from anyone else in the World. It reminds me of the racing footage and sound effects from “Le Mans” which predates it. @scribe: He was the son of a noble Rhineland family. I also think because of the low ground level placement of the camera, the speed was not nearly as fast as it looks, which is not to say it was not still fast. I agree the odds are on Vettel but the opening wings and the KERS really do add unpredictability. And now we are at the 2011 Italian Grand Prix, at the once and future home of F1 speed, Monza. thanks for some great sports writing over the last few months and for bringing F1 into view for me. I know there were reportedly gyro stabilizers or whatever, but I still do not buy that being shot off of a 275 going as fast as many people seem to think. Now we have to see how anti-Cheatin’ Bill does tonite. They were going at a decent clip, I just do not believe they were going nearly as fast as you think. They’ve got a barn burner going in Athens tonight…28-28 UGA and SC in the fourth. To support the emptywheel site, choose the option below that works best for you. Monza’s 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. Welcome home my friend! Fangio’s move proved the right call as it transpired that the top four positions were filled by Maserati’s 250Fs, headed by the great home hero. Luckily for Taffy, as his close friends called him, legendary Mercedes race team manager Alfred Neubauer noticed von Trips and offered the young German a seat in one of his silver arrows sports cars. Clark lay fourth with Jack Brabham, von Trips and Baghetti behind him. The latest Michigan touchdown has to go into the books as the bizarro play of the year. ABOUT | CONTACT | SUPPORT | COMMENT POLICY | PRIVACY POLICY | LOGIN,, Italian Grand Prix 1961-2011: Monza, Death of von Trips & A Yankee Champion. 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. See more ideas about Racing, Race cars, Ferrari f1. I am still dubious that it is exactly what it appears to be, not that it not still way kick ass though. This time however, von Trips enjoyed a little better Italian luck as he scored his first points and podium with third aboard Ferrari’s 801 to wrap up 14th in the ’57 title race with four points to his name. 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. They were still sufficient to delay von Trips’ F1 debut into 1957. And this Yankee fan is chortling like a department store Santa. Coming from an aristocratic background, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips was interested in cars early in his life. See here for some simply superb [Cahier Archive] photos from the 1961 season. 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. Made my day. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Wolfgang von Trips's death at Monza, when 15 spectators were killed in Italy. I liked the one or two pedestrians jumping out of the way, and the woman walking her dog by the garbage truck. Five years earlier his [von Trips] steering had broken at Curva Grande, sending him into the trees at 190kph (120mph). In an attempt to curb Maserati’s domination, the top two Ferrari cars were shared between five drivers – starting eleventh, the number 18 Ferrari shared by von Trips, Cesare Perdisa and Peter Collins rose to sixth place finish to miss the points by a position. Hey, look, over there it’s the Goodrich Blimp! Regardless of how low the camera placement was, they don’t go by that quickly unless you’re flying. (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. @bmaz: Yeah, that was one hell of a wallop he laid on rapist Rothlisberger. Ferrari driver Wolfgang von Trips was one of the fatal victims at Monza Formula One left the high-speed oval after von Trips’ 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. An excellent race but for Luigi shunting the mid pack at the start. Funny thing, yesterday afternoon MsDiego and I were visiting friends in Long Beach and we had dinner at Pine and E.Ocean. Okay, I’m off to pick up parts for the hippie van before my game comes on. I was never so fortunate. 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. The car gouged into the crowd before flipping back onto its wheels on the track. 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. What a lucky guy you are. Extremely compelling. Pubblicato il 31 Agosto 2013 ore 21:30. Then in his fifth year in the sport and with his first win under his belt, Wolfgang was demonstrating his potential as a naturally fast racer. Edge Trophy full race, 125 Years of motorsport history by Mercedes-Benz, 5 more stars coming to Goodwood SpeedWeek! Peterson, as with von Trips, died in flames at Monza. I wrote most of the main post from memory as well as notes and articles I have had around for quite some time, except for a couple of things like the Brad Spurgeon piece on Monza. The guy is a douche. What a game I missed! Again, from F1 Fanatic: At Parabolica Gerry Ashmore’s Lotus spun off and hit the grass bank along the track and the driver was badly injured. The German driver’s car shot up an embankment and into the crowd, killing 15 spectators, before flipping back onto the track, tossing him out. 18 min. – YouTube. 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. Thanks for your time of putting this together and the great links. Sounds like Romo is in good shape for the season. Playing next. 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. 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. je bivÅ¡i njemački vozač automobilističkih utrka. Great work and, independently, John is one heck of a nice man and a star or his own right. Von Trips thrived on the opportunity, but progress was be put on hold by another calamity. Wolfgang von Trips, Grand Prix of Italy, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, 02 September 1956. And for those of you who thought both the Yankees and Red Sox were locks for the playoffs, don’t look now but the Rays are only 4.5 games back of the Sox and are up on them 2-0 in today’s game, which would give the Rays a three game sweep if they hold. Phil Hill, the Yankee Champion, was crowned while both the drivers, teams and world mourned the carnage wrought by the tragic accident involving two greats, Jim Clark of Lotus and Count Wolfgang von Trips of Ferrari, not to mention the 15 innocent spectators’ lives taken in the path. I have missed you brother, and glad to hear things are starting to stabilize and come around physically after the big valve job. Taffy was back in action at round 2 in Monaco, but retired ten laps from home after engine failure before missing the next five races before returning for the season finale at Monza a year on from his accident. Monza’s 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. Von Trips had led the championship standings going into Monza, but on lap two, his Ferrari touched Jimmy Clark’s Lotus. For those of us who are fans of the oblong ball, there is an interesting game coming up tonight: Michigan vs. Notre Dame! Report. More importantly, and as I noted far above on this subject, the film is simply too smooth. I honestly don’t think Taffy realised I was there. Baime has a very nice retrospective in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal if you would like some excellent further reading on the 1961 Italian. Is on most cable packages other than the most basic ones perhaps. From F1 Fanatic: Hill had won at Monza 12 months earlier, while von Trips suffered crashes in two previous visits to the circuit. Hill was also acutely aware of the dangers of motor racing. Phil Hill: 50 Years Later – The 1961 Formula 1 championship year in Phil Hill’s own words. Well, in the immortal words of the Allman Brothers, that was then and this is now. I got a knot in my stomach just watching that. The Merc 6.9, however, had a very elaborate active pneumatic air suspension that made it spectacularly smooth and stable. Exactly! So, that was the setting and, yes, it was truly 50 years ago to the day, as the 1961 Italian GP was run on September 10, 1961. Then again, Monza also happens to be one of the most historic racing tracks in the world, and, sitting as it does in a royal park, it has a national monument feel to it as well. The tires were complaining an awful lot which surprised me. Peterson, as with von Trips, died in flames at Monza. Heading into what would be the penultimate round, Wolfgang von Trips had amassed 33 points to the 29 of team mate Phil Hill. Another loss today and I’m not sure they can snap out of their slump in time…, Great post bmaz. Halfway around the second lap, Clark had fallen behind von Trips and was trying to re-pass the Ferrari as they sprinted from Vialone to Parabolica. A call followed soon enquiring as to the availability of the young count’s driving services…. the history, the contest, the chance events, good luck, bad luck, foresight, lack thereof, good coaching, bad coaching, the final outcome – victory AND defeat. @bmaz: unless i completely misread the channel guide, it was on Versus here which i don’t get…. 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. Here is a layout of the original course. He died on September 10, 1961 in Monza, Lombardy, Italy. Another half hour and they should be ready, just in time to watch Bad Eli lose. 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). Grand post bmaz. Just cos he comes from where I now live doesn’t mean I’m biassed! Phil and Gurney laid out most all of it for original race promoter Chris Pook. “I was preparing to overtake him and my front wheels were almost level with his back wheel as he started to brake,” Clark described afterwards. which means, of course, it is very fine sports writing. One would be excused for thinking Andy Reid would have learned proper clock management skills and techniques from his Super Bowl debacle. Following cars braked hard and ducked around the wrecked Ferrari. 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. John’s is a wonderful race by race trip, as related by Phil, through the 1961 season. 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. The Italian Red will be out in full force, and Fernando is still, when he wants to be, as fast a driver as there is in the Circus. 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. 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. Jim White!! 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. 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. Monza is, after all, the home of the Scuderia Ferrari. The old, banked oval track is still visible near the circuit used today. Unfortunately, that caused me to miss two absolutely fantastic pieces in Road & Track. So, there is the Italian Grand Prix, both then and now. His son made his first laps there. 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). The end of the game was so magical that the only thing I can think of to compare it to is when Jesus and Elijah(?) Taffy’s fourth podium of the season German Grand Prix following another wet race on the daunting Nurburgring Nordschleife, where von Trips ended second behind Stirling Moss following another race-long battle with teammate Hill. The final race classification had American Dan Gurney second in a Porsche, followed by Bruce Mclaren and Jackie Lewis, both in Cooper-Climaxes. In spite of his relative youth and inexperience, he returned from his thousand-mile thrash from Brescia to Rome and back second in class and 33rd overall. A.J. His affliction was halted by the outbreak of the Second World War, but once the conflict was over, von Trips returned armed with a driving license, plenty of land and the family motorcycle. There is nothing like the Formula One circus; that was the case then as much as it is now. It rode up a 1.5m-high bank and flipped over. Here is the current configuration, it has not been altered very much at all. If you are a F1 and international motorsport fan, you can literally die and go to heaven in the Cahier Archive. Is that poison in your underwear or are you just dying to meet me? JETS get lucky again. Yeah, the AL East is not over, nor is the AL Wild Card. Yes, I do not speak French, but I think that all looks about right. I envy you having met these guys. I wrote most of the main post from memory as well as notes and articles I have had around for quite some time, except for a couple of things like the Brad Spurgeon piece on Monza. 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. Talk about lucky bounces! Pity the McLarens and Ferraris were not more on the mark earlier, so there was a real dogfight down the stretch. I walked up the block and was trying to figure out exactly where the course ran. 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. “Monza features the highest straight-line speeds of the year at around 350 kph, the highest average lap speed and, at 83 percent, the highest percentage of the lap spent at full throttle — not for nothing is it known as a ‘temple of speed,”’ said Norbert Haug, vice president of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. The rest of the race was, well, relatively speaking, uneventful. Late to the thread, but here’s more support for the “Mercedes 6.9 camera car” explanation. In spite of Lewis Hamilton’s resurgence in the McLaren in the second half of the season, I would keep an eye on Alonso. I walked up the block and was trying to figure out exactly where the course ran. Unfortunately, that caused me to miss two absolutely fantastic pieces in Road & Track. Clark was on the left-hand side of the track as von Trips moved across. német autóversenyző, Formula–1-es pilóta volt. While his family wanted young Wolfgang to develop a love and knowledge for agriculture so he could manage the family farming business around its Burg Hemmersbach castle in the Rhineland, in his youth, von Trips would frequently visit the nearby Nurburgring, where he developed an underlying appreciation for motorsports. PS – Hey I thought Kolb looked pretty when they played the Bolts in the preseason. And thus, effectively, ended the 1961 Championship season (remember Ferrari did not, under the circumstances, even compete in the final race at Watkins Glen). 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. Just look what happens when you put the women in charge. Later his rivals referred to him more affectionately as ‘Taffy’. It was the worst loss of life at Monza since 1928 and in the history of the F1 World Championship. 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. @Jim White: Sawx are going to do their classic impression of lawn furniture in New England, i.e., come Labor Day, they fold up and get put away for the winter. Von Trips was thrown into the road and both he and 14 spectators were killed. Today I have the Bolts vs Vikings. (If I had a decent map of Paris, I might try figuring out the ‘course layout’.). Those were good times! And, still, no love lost between those two. Monza je italské město v oblasti Lombardie v provincii Milano.Od 11. Oh that shouldn't be too hard to wiretap for about 20 foreign countries. 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. He is an ASU man of course. This time it was the 1955 Le Mans disaster where von Trips’ Mercedes teammate Pieirre Leveigh and 82 spectators were killed when his magnesium bodied SLR exploded into the crowd after a collision. My father was a friend of Mike Hawthorn and so I was a lucky lad to have been in garages with many of them. held their gabfest on Mt. 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 ‘von Krash’. The Sox are imploding. @Randiego: Oh, I dunno. Born in Cologne in 1928, he was a German national champion in 1954 in a Porsche, still using the pseudonym “Axel Linther” to not upset his parents about his dangerous activities. Posey’s, (who I do not know much, but have always appreciated) is entitled A Man Like No Other is more of a biography as painted by Sam, and it too is really fantastic.].

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