A book about Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips and the 1961 Grand Prix season.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Wolfgang von Trips at Monaco
Wolfgang von Trips (above) never joined the lead pack at the Monaco Grand Prix of 1961. A faltering battery reduced his revs, causing him to miss a gearshift and smack into a guardrail at Mirabeau, a hairpin leading down to the tunnel. He was awarded fourth place, even though he didn't finish the race. Why? What was the provision that allowed him to be ranked fourth?
Author of THE LIMIT, published November 2011, and I.M. PEI: MANDARIN OF MODERNISM. Editor of the House & Home section of The New York Times for seven years. Contributor to The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and many other publications.