Talk:Wolfgang von Trips
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- Michael Kettlewell, in World of Automobiles (Orbis, 1974), Vol. 20, p.2369, says 14. Trekphiler 17:13, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
- I rewrote to this:
- "at the Parabolica. The Dino 156 climbed the banking, killing fourteen spectators before overturning, fatally throwing von Trips from the car."
- on that basis. The Ferrari 156 page confirms 14. Trekphiler 17:31, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
- Quote from the Motorsport Memorial website: The toll of the accident is the worst of the history of the Formula 1 Championship: besides Wolfgang von Trips, eleven spectators were instantly killed (the Italian Augusto Camillo Valleise, Franca Duguet, Luigi Motta, Luigi Fassi, Laura Zorzi, Albino Albertini, Paolo Perazzone, Mario Brambilla, Giuseppina Lenti and Claudia Polognoli and the Swiss Franz Waldvogel), and many were seriously injured. The following day three of the wounded spectators - Luigi Freschi, Roberto Brambilla and Rinaldo Girod - succumbed in the Monza hospital. Another spectator, Renato Janin, passed away in the same clinic on 15 September.
- 11 + 3 + 1 = 15. RX-Guru (talk) 09:02, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
I deleted this:
- "for the until then unpopular car racing."
as unsubstantiated, & contradictory to pre-WW2. I deleted this:
- "Consequently, his team-mate Phil Hill won the title."
as irrelevant to von Trips. I deleted this:
- "Instead, he helped lay the foundation for another German to become the greatest (and richest) sportsman of all times"
Moved from article
An anon editor left the following comment in the article after the LA Times quote from Jim Clark: " This is wrong. The real stoy can be read in Clark's Autobiography, pages 122 & 123". It's not much to go on, but might be worth someone checking. I don't have Clark's autobiography. 4u1e (talk) 12:45, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
That paragraph about his “fate” and being “jinxed” is very unencyclopaedic in tone. The mention of his previous accidents and injuries at Monza is valid information, but it should be re-written in a factual and encyclopaedic manner.--Jcmo (talk) 15:31, 9 July 2010 (UTC)