Wolfgang von Trips
Wolfgang Graf Berghe Von Trips or more simply Wolfgang von Trips (born the May 4th 1928 with Horrem in Germany - died the September 10th 1961 with Monza in Italy) was a Racing driver German, which in particular ran in Formule 1 between 1957 and 1961. It disappeared tragically in an accident (fixing with Jim Clark with the 2nd turn of GP of Italy 1961) and could have become world champion this year, since he was leader of the championship at the time of the accident. It will be, on a purely posthumous basis, vice-champion of the world, behind his fellow-member Phil Hill.
BiographyWolfgang von Trips began really the automobile Compétition in 1954 by disputing on a Porsche the race of the Thousand Miglia. Before running between 1955 and 1956 for the Championship of the world of the sport scars, it took part in the 6 hours of Sweden with Rabelof, where it will finish shining second there.
After a wound in 1956, it will be able to begin its career of Formule 1 only in 1957, by disputing three races at Ferrari. As of its first race, it finishes in the points, by finishing 6th GP of Argentina, gained, at his place, by the Argentinian world champion Juan Manuel Fangio. With Monza, for GP of Italy, it finishes, in front of the tifosis, on the 3rd walk of the podium! In parallel, it continued the championships of sport scars, it finishes 2nd to the Thousand Miglia.
It disputed 6 races in 1958, with a new podium in France. Then in 1959, it was presented that for 2 races, one with Porsche, the other with Ferrari and this without marking the least point. Vis-a-vis the Cooper in 1960, it which been able anything, it took down its first victory at the time of a race of Formule 2 with the Grand Prix Syracuse to finish 3rd with this championship and 6th with the championship of Formula 1.
It is in 1961 qu ' it on the occasion to obtain its first world title, it gained the Targa Florio before signing its first victory Formulates of them 1 with the Netherlands then in Great Britain. Its regularity thanks to its second places in Germany and Belgium propels it leader of the championship. With Monza, it approached the race with its only pole-position of its career, at the head of the championship. Its fixing with Jim Clark with the second turn will be fatal for him as with 14 spectators. Thus letting its fellow-member Phil Hill conquer the world title with Ferrari. In homage to the disappearance of one of its pilots, Ferrari was not presented to the last race of the season. 30 years will have had to be waited before the career of a future German champion begins, that of Michael Schumacher, only pilot crowned champion of Germany.
Statistics Formulates 1 of them
Wolfgang von Trips took part, during a career brutally stopped at the 33 years age, only with 27 races. He gained 2 victories, is assembled on the podium with 6 recoveries, and finished 14 times in the points. He obtained 1 only pole position, the day of his fatal accident to the Grand Prix of Italy. He marked 56 points with the championship of the world of Formula 1, and could have obtained a first title of world champion in 1961, since he was leader of the championship at the time of his tragedy disappearance.
Many seasons in F1: 5
- Grands Prix disputés' : 27
- Victories : 2 ( is 7,41% )
- marked Points : 56
- Average of pts by GP: 2,07 pts'
- Average of pts per season: 11,20 pts'
- Pole positions : 1 ( is 3,70% )
- Départs 1st line : 4 ( is 14,81% )
- Second places in Grand Prix : 2 ( is 7,41% )
- Third places in Grand Prix : 2 ( is 7,41% )
- Podiums : 6 ( is 22,22% )
- In the Points : 14 ( is 51,85% )
- Meilleurs Turns : 0 ( is 0,00% )
- no. races while having carried out : 4 ( is 14,81% )
- Tours at the head : 156 ( is 14,81% of the traversed turns )
- km at the head : 788 ( is 14,81% of the distance covered )
- traversed Tours : : 1340
- Kms traversed : : 7804
- Hat tricks ( Victoire/Pole position/Better turn ): 0 ( is 0,00% )
- Abandons : 10 ( is 37,04% )
- Beginnings in F1 : 1957 - Grand Prix of Argentina, on the Circuit of Buenos Aires, the January 13rd 1957 ( Result: 6th )
- First victory : 1961 - Grand Prix of Holland, on the Circuit of Zandvoort, the May 22nd 1961, for its 22e Grand Prix .
- First pole position : 1961 - Grand Prix of Italy, on the Circuit of Monza, the September 9th 1961, for its 27e Grand Prix .
- Last race : 1961 - Grand Prix of Italy, on the Circuit of Monza, the September 10th 1961, for its 27e Grand Prix . ( Result: Fatal accident )
Victories in Championship of the world of Formula 1
- Pilot of Formula 1: classification by Pilot victories
- of Formula 1: classification by Pilot podiums
- of Formula 1: classification by poles position
- the card of Wolfgang von Trips on the site of the daily newspaper '' the Team ''
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