1958 German Grand Prix
|Date||3 August 1958|
|Official name||XX Großer Preis von Deutschland|
|Location||Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany|
|Course||Permanent road course|
|Course length||22.810 km (14.173 mi)|
|Distance||15 laps, 342.150 km (212.595 mi)|
The 1958 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 3 August 1958 at Nürburgring. It was race 8 of 11 in the 1958 World Championship of Drivers and race 7 of 10 in the 1958 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.
To increase participation, the organizers opened the field to Formula 2 cars. Also, the race distance was shortened to 15 laps from 22 previously. The two races were run at the same time but the Formula 2 entries (shown in yellow) were not eligible for World Championship points and some sources do not consider these starts in career stats. Peter Collins died after an accident on the 11th lap, as rival Tony Brooks went on to victory. On lap 11 during the race while Collins was chasing Tony Brooks' Vanwall in the Pflanzgarten section Collins had a fatal accident as his Ferrari ran too wide, crashed into a ditch and went flying into the air. His car then somersaulted and he struck a tree head first while he was pushing his Ferrari to the limit, although he was given medical treatment he died in hospital later that day. Brooks said in his biography that Collins drove harder than any other driver he had ever faced in his racing career. But others believed he had almost suffered the same incident as Luigi Musso did at the 1958 French Grand Prix earlier that season and that this race had the rivalry that was similar to the Collins and Fangio duel 2 years before.
|4||4||Wolfgang von Trips||Ferrari||15||+6:16.3||5||3|
|10||12||Cliff Allison||Lotus-Climax||13||+2 Laps||24||0*|
|11||28||Ivor Bueb||Lotus-Climax||13||+2 Laps||16|
|Ret||2||Peter Collins||Ferrari||10||Fatal Accident||4|
|Ret||27||Christian Goethals||Cooper-Climax||4||Fuel pump||23|
|Ret||25||Graham Hill||Lotus-Climax||4||Oil pipe||22|
|Ret||18||Carel Godin de Beaufort||Porsche||3||Engine||15|
|Ret||29||Brian Naylor||Cooper-Climax||1||Fuel pump||25|
* Despite being the fifth-placed Formula One car, Allison scored no points because he finished tenth on the road behind five Formula Two cars
- No points awarded for fifth to Bruce McLaren (as he was driving Formula 2 car). The fifth-placed Formula 1 car finished behind five Formula 2 entries.
- Excluding the Indianapolis 500, this was the first championship race in F1 history not to feature an Italian driver.
Championship standings after the race
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best six results counted towards each Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
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