Monday, June 7, 2010
Wolfgang von Trips: First Laps in Formula 1
In January of 1957 Wolfgang von Trips, newly hired by Ferrari, began practicing in a Formula 1 car. Peter Collins coached him as he adjusted to the car in the Buenos Aires autodromo. "Every time I tried it I either wound up in the lawn or spinning around like a carousel," he wrote in his diary. "There was a sharp corner driving me to despair, and I began to wonder about the infinite patience of Peter Collins, who came around each time to tell me what I was doing wrong."