Crack German driver, Von Trips, won the Formula Two Grand Prix car-race at Syracuse, Sicily, Mar 19, after averaging a speed of 100.94 miles-per-hour in the latest Italian Dino 156 Ferrari.
LV. Cars on starting grid.
SV. Jack Brabham walks to car.
CU. Stirling Moss.
CU. Von Trips.
CU. Driver in car.
LV. Crowd in stand.
LV. PAN. Start of race.
SV. PAN. Moss rounds bend (No.20).
SV. Car No.16, Von Trips follows car No.10 Frere (Belgium).
SV. Car No.4 Bristow (CS) collides with No.24 Gendebien (Belgium).
STV. Moss in lead.
SV. Spectators up tree.
STV. Von trips No.16...followed by Brabham no.22 and Ireland, Driver on no.8.
LV. PAN. Moss leads cars round bend.
LV. Crowd in stands.
S. Moss in stands after retiring.
LV. PAN. Von Trips around bend.
STV. PAN. Car No.28 Schlesser...(France) passes.
STV. Cars pass.
LTV. Cars down straight.
SV. Von Trips corners inside Frere.
SV. PAN. Von Trips round bend.
LTV. Von Trips to finish line.
SV. Chequered flag.
LTV. Von Trips away from finish for lap of honour.
LV. Crowd around Von Trips.
SCU. Von Trips receives Laurels.
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: Crack German driver, Von Trips, won the Formula Two Grand Prix car-race at Syracuse, Sicily, Mar 19, after averaging a speed of 100.94 miles-per-hour in the latest Italian Dino 156 Ferrari. In second place - only nineteen seconds behind - was France's Maurice Trintignant in his Cooper-Climax. Third place was taken by Gendebien's Belgian-entered Cooper-Climax.
Britain's Stirling Moss again experienced bad luck when his Porsche was wheeled away with a broken valve in the 26th lap. Until this mishap loss had led all the way by a steady 9-10 seconds.
From them on the first three places were held consistently by Von Trips, Trintignant and Gendabien. Trintignant dramatically closed the gap when he caught up with Trips' Ferrari to make the interval only 5 seconds at the 52nd lap.
Casualty rate was high - only eight finished out of fifteen - and world champion Jack Brabham held fourth place until magneto trouble put his Cooper-Climax out of the race.