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Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips

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Wolfgang von Trips
Nationality 22px-Flag of Germany.png German
Years 1956 - 1961
Team(s) Ferrari, Porsche, Cooper
Races 29
Championships 0
Wins 2
Podiums 6
Poles 1
Fastest laps 0
First race 1956 British Grand Prix
First win 1961 Dutch Grand Prix
Last win 1961 British Grand Prix
Last race 1961 Italian Grand Prix


Wolfgang Graf Alexander Berghe von Trips [[1]] (born May 4, 1928 in Kerpen-Horrem, Germany- died September 10, 1961) was a Formula One driver. He participated in 29 Grands Prix, debuting on September 2, 1956. He won two races, secured one pole position, achieved six podia, and scored a total of 56 championship points.

After the Second World War, von Trips inspired millions of Germans. The 10 September 1961 would have been the culmination of his career, as a third place would have been sufficient to secure the Formula One World Drivers Championship that year. At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, his Ferrari collided with Jim Clark's Lotus. His car became airborne and crashed into a side barrier, fatally throwing von Trips from the car, and killing fourteen spectators.

Von Trips was on course to become the first German to win the championship. Instead, he helped lay the foundation for another German to become the most successful Formula One driver ever. In the year of his accident, von Trips established a go-kart race track in Kerpen, Germany. The track was later leased by Rolf Schumacher, whose son Michael made his first laps there.

Wolfgang von Trips would not have been spared from his fate. On the same day, he was scheduled to fly with an ex-classmate to the USA. The plane crashed over Scotland.


Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Team WDC Points
1957 Ferrari ARG
6
MON
Ret
INDY
FRA
GBR
GER
PES
ITA
3
Ferrari 14th 4
1958 Ferrari ARG
MON
Ret
NED
INDY
BEL
FRA
3
GBR
Ret
GER
4
POR
5
ITA
Ret
MOR
Ferrari 11th 9
1959 Porsche MON
Ret
INDY
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
POR
ITA
USA
6
Ferrari - 0
1960 Ferrari ARG
5
MON
8
INDY
NED
5
BEL
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
6
POR
4
ITA
5
USA
9
Cooper 7th 10
1961 Ferrari MON
4
NED
1
BEL
2
FRA
Ret
GBR
1
GER
2
ITA
Ret
USA
Ferrari 2nd 33


External Links

http://www.automobil-rennsport-museum.de/


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Personnel:
22px-Flag of France.png Jean Todt | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mario Almondo | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Stefano Domenicali | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Baldisseri
Current drivers:
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen | 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Badoer | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella (Test Driver) 22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené (Test Driver)
Notable Former drivers:
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari | 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn | 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda | 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees | 22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill | 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eddie Irvine | 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Alesi | 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell | 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto | 22px-Flag of France.png René Arnoux | 22px-Flag of France.png Patrick Tambay | 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve | 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann | 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni | 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti | 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx | 22px-Flag of Germany.png Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Lorenzo Bandini
Formula One cars:
125 | 275 | 340 | 375 | 500 | 553 | 625 | 555 | D50 | 801 | 412 | 246 | 256 | 156 | 158 | 1512 | 312 | 312B | 312T | 126C | 156/85 | F1/86 | F1/87 | 640 | 641 | 642 | 643 | F92A | F93A | 412T | F310 | F310B | F300 | F399 | F1-2000 | F2001 | F2002 | F2002B | F2003-GA | F2004 | F2004M | F2005 | 248 | F2007 | F2008 | F60 | F10 | 150° Italia | F2012