Grand Prix Gold: Germany 1958

Grand Prix Gold: Germany 1958

AUTOSPORT relives the legendary races: Nurburgring '58 saw British cars finish 1-2-3 but tragedy struck the event when Peter Collins was killed after crashing his Ferrari

For the first time, a British car and driver have combined to win the German Grand Prix.

Last Sunday, at the fabulous Nurburgring in the Eifel Mountains of Western Germany – surely the most testing Grand Epreuve venue in the world – Tony Brooks drove his Vanwall to victory at a race average substantially higher than Fangio's record win in last year's race. He gave a dazzling display of driving virtuosity remarkably akin to the world champion's performance last year, again in direct competition with Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn in Ferraris, but this victory was tragically marred by the fatal accident that befell Collins, when the latter went off the road while battling Brooks for the lead.

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