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1962 German GP

Grosser Preis von Deutschland


August 5, 1962

Ecurie Maarsbergen

Porsche 718 (201)

No: 18

Q: 8

R: 13


Carel reached the headlines on Saturday, but not in the way he’d wished. On Friday afternoon he tried to earn some extra bucks by ‘selling’ car space to German television reporter Günther Jendrich, who mounted a 16mm film camera on the rollover bar of the Maarsbergen Porsche to shoot some in-car images of practice for TV channel ARD. Going down into Fuchsrohre however, the mounting broke and the camera fell on the circuit. Graham Hill was unable to avoid it and crashed into it, which caused an oil lead to break and spray oil on his tyres. The next thing Graham knew he found his BRM in the forest. Tony Maggs hit Hill's oil and exited the track as well. Both drivers were unhurt but at least Graham Hill had a word about this incident with Carel afterwards.

A day later, without a camera, Carel attracted attention in a more positive way by out-qualifying the complete Scuderia Ferrari and putting his old Porsche on the third row of the grid, in 8th position. On race day heavy rain once again delayed the start. In the opening stages Carel had a fight with Baghetti for tenth place that lasted for laps. On lap twelve he passed the Ferrari in front of the pits, to the great delight of the German crowd cheering on the Dutch Porsche. But at the Südkehre Carel missed his breaking point and exited the track. At first he considered himself a retirement before reconsidering and mounting the Porsche again to race on. He would eventually finish 13th.

At the front of the race a battle raged between Hill's BRM and Gurney's 8-cylinder Porsche, while Clark stormed through the field after he stalled his Lotus at the start. He got as high up as fourth, but Hill won in front of Surtees and Gurney.

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