• Short Summary

    Britain's ill-fated BRM racer at last seems under a lucky star. On the circuit at?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Start of race.


    2.
    L V PAN..Cars around bend to backview.


    3.
    GV Stirling Moss around bend.


    4.
    CU Cars around bend.


    5.
    ZOOM SHOT..Princes Bernhard of Netherlands filming.


    6.
    GTV Car down straight and skids.


    7.
    SHOT Cars in row.


    8.
    SV Stirling Moss's car.


    9.
    CU Stirling Moss in pits after retiring.


    10.
    CU Pan from Moss to car racing.


    11.
    LV Cars racing.


    12.
    SV Bonnier No.7. round bend and towards finish.


    13.
    GV No.7. coming in to win.


    14.
    SV Bonnier being congratulates.


    15.
    CU Ditto.




    Initials JRC/CW/AW/PB


    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Britain's ill-fated BRM racer at last seems under a lucky star. On the circuit at Zandvoort a Swede Joakim Bonnier, drove it to victory for the first time in a Grand Prix.

    Forty thousand spectators watched the Dutch Grand Prix, a two and a half mile circuit with many fast bends and loops over the sand dunes of the Dutch coastal
    Such as gruelling race, ranking second in the world drivers' championship had its inevitable mishaps. The American, Carroll Shelby, driving an Aston Martin, was out of the race when his car spun round and took a knock on the twenty seventh lap.

    Stirling Moss had bad luck when the gear box of his Cooper broke while he was leaving the field. He had been gaining ground rapidly after a poor start, and after fifty nine laps he looked set for victory.

    But the Cooper's gear box trouble gave the BRM driven by Joakim Bonnier 29, of Sweden an easy win. Bonnier now ranks second in the World Championships with eight points, after his first big race success.

    For BRM this is its first victory after 10 years that cost its sponsors GBP2 M.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8DO722GNZITLX28FPTHG1EVIB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DO722GNZITLX28FPTHG1EVIB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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