The British drivers Peter Collins (above), Mike Hawthorne and Tony Brooks formed a caravan in the lead of the German Grand Prix in 1958. "I knew that I had to get sufficiently far ahead of Peter and Mike on that eleventh lap to prevent them from catching me on the straight, where the Ferraris were considerably faster than the Vanwall," Brooks said. The red cars fought to keep up with Brooks as they ground into a tricky serpentine stretch known as the Pflantzgarten. All three crested a hill in third gear. They touched the brakes and shifted to second as the cars caught air on the downslope. After a dip they accelerated up a short, steep rise leading to a right hand turn. From his rear position Hawthorne could see that Collins was entering the bend too fast and too wide. Collins tried to swing his car back into line but it was too late. The rear wheel hit a low embankment on the left side of the road. Hawthorne braced himself for collision: he expected Collins to bounce off the embankment and spin across the road. But he didn't. Instead the car flipped in the air and landed upside down in a cloud of dust.