1958 1000 km Nürburgring

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The 4. Internationales ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen Nürburgring took place on 1 June, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, (West Germany). It was also the fourth round of the F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship, which was running to new regulations introduced at the beginning of the season.

Nürburgring Nordschleife



A massive total of 72 racing cars were registered for this event, of which 69 arrived for practice. Only these, only 54 started the long distance race on the 14.174 mile German circuit. The first three events of the season, ended with victory for Scuderia Ferrari. As Hill and Collins also won the last race of the previous season, the Venezuelan Grand Prix they’ve now won four races in a row for the Scuderia. With these new rules, and Maserati on the brink of financial crisis, Scuderia Ferrari would head the Italian challenge. Ferrari had four works 250 TR 58s in the Eifel mountains, Mike Hawthorn/Peter Collins, Luigi Musso/Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips/Olivier Gendebien and Gino Munaron/Wolfgang Seidel. Opposition would no longer come from Maserati… but from Porsche and Aston Martin.[1]

David Brown won the event in 1957 sent along three Aston Martin DBR1 over from England for Stirling Moss/Jack Brabham, Tony Brooks/Stuart Lewis-Evans and Roy Salvadori/Carroll Shelby, while Porsche arrived with two different cars; 550 RS and 718 RSK for their squad of drivers led by Jean Behra and Harry Schell. They were joined a fleet of privateer drivers in their Alfa Romeos, Oscas and other mainline sportscars.[2]


Qualifying was held over three sessions for a total of 1,710 minutes over the three days prior to the race. The Ferrari 250 TR of Hawthorn took pole position, averaging a speed of 87.484 mph around the 14.173 mile circuit.[3]


Aston Martin DBR1, similar to that driven by Moss and Brabham to victory

With each lap over 14 miles in length, the race covered a total of 44 laps, or 1,000 miles, the Nordschleife was a fearsome thing to behold. The day of the race would be warm and dry, with a crowd of approximately 150,000 in attendance to witness the race.[4]

As for the race victory, this did not go to Scuderia Ferrari, as they were beaten by more than three minutes by the Aston Martin DBR1/300 of Moss and Brabham, gaining the marque their first points of the season and Ferrari’s first defeat of the season. The winning partnership, won in a time of 7hr 23:32.0 mins., averaging a speed of 84.360 mph. The margin of triumph over the Ferrari of Hawthorn/Collins was 3 min 44s, who were followed home by their teammates von Trips/Gendebien who were a further 5 min 58s adrift. The works Ferraris took the next two places, meaning they finished 2-3-4-5. The Moss’s pace was so quick that his fastest lap of the race, was fastest that Hawthorn’s pole lap. The race continued for another hour to allow the other classes/division to try and complete the full 1000 km. Sadly, Erwin Bauer after being shown the checkered flag, as he did not see it, he continued racing and crashed fatally on what was supposed to be his slowing down lap.[5][6][7][8]

Official Classification[edit]

Class Winners are in Bold text.

Pos No Class Driver Entrant Chassis Laps Reason Out
1st 1 S3.0 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Australia Jack Brabham David Brown, Aston Martin Ltd. Aston Martin DBR1/300 7hr 23:33.0
2nd 4 S3.0 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Peter Collins Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR 58 7hr 27:17.0
3rd 7 S3.0 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Belgium Olivier Gendebien Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR 58 7hr 33:15.0
4th 5 S3.0 Italy Luigi Musso United States Phil Hill Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR 58 43
5th 6 S3.0 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Gino Munaron Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 250 TR 58 42
6th 22T S1.5 West Germany Richard von Frankenberg
East Germany Edgar Barth
Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche KG Porsche 550 RS 7hr 46:58.0
7th 21 S1.5 United States Harry Schell Belgium Paul Frère Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche K. G. Porsche 718 RSK 7hr 54:43.0
8th 17 S3.0 United Kingdom Graham Whitehead United Kingdom Peter Whitehead A. G. Whitehead Aston Martin DB3S 42
DNF 2 S3.0 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans David Brown, Aston Martin Ltd. Aston Martin DBR1/300 41 Accident
9th 10 S3.0 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Jock Lawrence Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type 41
10th 12 S3.0 Austria Gotfrid Köchert West Germany Erwin Bauer Österreicher Automobil-Sport-Club Ferrari 250 TR 41 fatal accident over race ended (Bauer)
11th 25 S1.5 Sweden Jon Fast United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Scuderia Viking Anglo Swedish Racing Team Osca FS 1500 42
12th 15 S3.0 Finland Curt Lincoln Finland Esko Keinänen Scuderia Askolin Ferrari 250 TR 40
13th 90 S3.0 West Germany Herbert Linge West Germany Walfried Winkler Herbert Linge Porsche 356 39
14th 30 S1.5 West Germany Harald von Saucken West Germany Georg Bialas Harald von Saucken Porsche 356 Speedster 38
15th 29 S1.5 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Keith Greene David Piper Lotus-Climax Eleven 38
15th 50 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Paul-Ernst Strähle West Germany Hans-Joachim Walter Paul-Ernst Strähle Porsche 356A Carrera 8hr 27:43.0
17th 52 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Fritz Hahnl, Jr. West Germany Helmut Zick Fritz Hahnl, Jr. Porsche 356A Carrera 43
18th 57 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Helmut Deutenberg West Germany Wim in der Elst Helmut Deutenberg Porsche 356A Carrera 43
19th 54 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Helmut Busch Italy Antonio Pucci Dr. Helmut Busch Porsche 356A Speedster 42
20th 73 GT1.3 Switzerland Marcel Stern Switzerland Paul Vogel Ecurie Le Maute Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 42
21st 76 GT1.3 Portugal Manuel Nogueira Pinto Portugal Mário Cabral Manual Nogueria Pinto Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 42
22nd 55 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Bruno Runte West Germany Hans Hartzheim Bruno Runte Porsche 356A Carrera 42
23rd 77 GT1.3 West Germany Sepp Liebl West Germany Herbert Schultze Sepp Liebl Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 42
24th 41 GT3.0 Belgium “Eldé Belgium ”Jean Beurlys” Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250 GT LWB Sacglietti 42
25th 53 GT/TS1.6 United States William Wilbourne United States Bill Wuesthoff William Wilbourne Porsche 356A Speedster 41
26th 42 GT3.0 Italy Armando Zampiero Italy Luigi Villotti Scuderia Trentina Ferrari 250 GT 41
27th 40 GT3.0 Finland Lars Finnilä Finland Fred Geitel Scuderia Askolin Ferrari 250 GT LWB 41
28th 81 GT1.3 West Germany Horst Estler West Germany Hans-Helmuth Hespen Horst Estler Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 40
29th 71 GT1.3 West Germany Kurt Ahrens West Germany Richard Trenkel Kurt Ahrens Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 40
30th 64 GT/TS1.6 Belgium Claude Dubois Belgium Telesphore Georges Claude Dubois Peugeot 403 37
DNF 8 S3.0 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb United Kingdom Ninian Sanderson Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type 36 Front suspension
DNF 31 S1.5 United States Art Bunker Switzerland Heinz Schiller Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 550 RS 33 Accident
DNF 66 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Sepp Greger West Germany Paul Denk Josef Greger Porsche 356A Carrera 31
31st 37 S1.5 United Kingdom David Latchford United Kingdom Eugene Hall Ecurie Dauphin Halseylec-Climax 30
32nd 74 GT1.3 West Germany Peter Kropf West Germany Samuel Heuer Ecurie Biennoise Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 30
DNF 9 S3.0 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type 29 Accident
DNF 34 S1.5 Italy Giulio Cabianca
Sweden Jo Bonnier
West Germany Hans Herrmann Carl F.W. Borgward GmbH Borgward Rennsport 29
DNF 36 S1.5 United Kingdom John Horridge United Kingdom Walter Monaco Dan Margulies Lotus-Climax Eleven 29 Bodywork
DNF 14 S3.0 Sweden Gunnar Carlsson Finland Carl-Otto Bremer Scuderia Ferrari Svezia Oerebro Ferrari 750 Monza 28
DNF 11 S3.0 Belgium Willy Mairesse Belgium Alain de Changy Equipe Nationale Belge Ferrari 250 TR 26 Accident
DNF 45 GT3.0 France François Picard United States Bruce Kessler François Picard Ferrari 250 GT LWB 19 Accident
DNF 75 GT1.3 Switzerland Karl Foitek Switzerland Renato Sommacal Karl Foitek Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 19 Head gasket
DNF 20 S1.5 France Jean Behra East Germany Edgar Barth Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche K.G. Porsche 718 RSK 18 Valve
DNF 26 S1.5 United Kingdom Gordon Fowell United Kingdom Derek Godfrey Scuderia Viking Anglo Swedish Racing Team Osca MT4 1500 16
DNF 60 GT/TS1.6 Sweden Bengt Martenson Sweden Gunnar Andersson Bengt Martenson Volvo PV 444 16
DNF 27 S1.5 United Kingdom Bill Frost United Kingdom Bob Hicks Car Exchange Lotus-Climax 15 12 Engine
DNF 24 S1.5 West Germany Fritz Jüttner West Germany Hans Herrmann Carl F.W. Borgward GmbH Borgward Rennsport 8 Gearbox
DNF 62 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Fred Albrecht West Germany Rolf Appel Fred Albrecht Porsche 356A Carrera 8
DNF 28 S1.5 United Kingdom Jimmy Blumer United Kingdom Chris Power Car Exchange Lotus-Climax Eleven 6 Accident
DNF 72 GT1.3 West Germany Heinz Friederichs West Germany Rudolf Wilhelm Moser Heinz Friederichs Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 5
DNF 3 S3.0 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United States Carroll Shelby David Brown, Aston Martin Ltd. Aston Martin DBR1/300 2 Gearbox
DNF 23 S1.5 West Germany Hans Herrmann Sweden Jo Bonnier Carl F.W. Borgward GmbH Borgward Rennsport 0 Engine
DNF 78 GT1.3 Netherlands Mathieu Hezemans West Germany Hubert Oebels Mathieu Hezemans Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce 0
DNS 16 S3.0 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Sweden Jo Bonnier Francisco Godia Maserati 300S
DNS 18 S3.0 Sweden Ulf Norinder Norinder Maserati 200S I
DNS 22 S1.5 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti
Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort
West Germany Richard von Frankenberg Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche K.G. Porsche 718 RSK Accident in practice
DNS 33 S1.5 Switzerland Stefan Brugger Switzerland Fausto Meyrat Stefan Brugger DKW Junior
DNS 35 S1.5 Belgium Pierre Berchem Pierre Berchem Lotus-Climax Eleven
DNS 44 GT3.0 United States Bruce Kessler El Salvador Central America Tegards Ferrari 250 GT
DNS 56 GT/TS1.6 United Kingdom Jim Clark West Germany Wolfgang Niessen Bruno Runte Porsche 356A Carrera
DNS 58 GT/TS1.6 Sweden Arne Lindberg Sweden Ake Lindqvist Arne Lindberg Porsche 356A Carrera
DNS 59 GT/TS1.6 United Kingdom Robin Carnegie United Kingdom D.J. Hayles Fitzwilliam Racing Team MG A Fuel leak
DNS 61 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Hans Harzheim Brazil Christian Heins H. Harzheim Porsche 356A Carrera
DNS 63 GT/TS1.6 Monaco André Testut France Jean Sibile Ecurie Monte Carlo Louis Chiron Porsche 356A Carrera
DNS 65 GT/TS1.6 West Germany Ludwig Blendl West Germany Siegfried Günther Ludwig Blendl Porsche 356A Carrera
DNS 82 GT1.3 Sweden Harald Kronegård Sweden Sten Bielke Harald Kronegård Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce


Class Winners[edit]

Class Winners
Sports 3000 1 Aston Martin DBR1/300 Moss / Brabham
Sports 1500 22T Porsche 550A RS von Frankenberg / de Beaufort / Barth
Grand Touring 3000 41 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti “Eldé” / “Beurlys”
GT/Special Touring 1600 50 Porsche 356A Carrera Strähle / Walter
Grand Touring 1300 73 Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Veloce Liebl / Schultze


Standings after the race[edit]

Pos Championship Points
1 Italy Ferrari 30
2 West Germany Porsche 15
3 United Kingdom Aston Martin 8
4 United Kingdom Lotus 3
5 Italy Osca 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included in this set of standings.

Championship points were awarded for the first six places in each race in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1, excepting the RAC Tourist Trophy, for which points were awarded on a 4-3-2-1 for the first four places. Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for positions filled by additional cars. Only the best 4 results out of the 6 races could be retained by each manufacturer. Points earned but not counted towards the championship totals are listed within brackets in the above table.


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