Hans Herrmann… BMF

13 Apr

I think Hans should get to carry the wallet this week.

“[Hans] Herrmann had a remarkable Mille Miglia race in 1954, when the gates of a railroad crossing were lowered in the last moment before the fast train to Rome passed. Driving a very low Porsche 550 Spyder, Herrmann decided it was too late for a brake attempt anyway, knocked on the back of the helmet of his navigator Herbert Linge to make him duck, and they barely passed below the gates and before the train, to the surprise of the spectators.”

And for his next trick…

He crashed his BRM in 1959 when the brakes failed at the German Grand Prix

He went on to win the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and Targa Florio in the Porsche 718, the first overall victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Porsche in 1970 in a 917, raced for Abarth in hill climbs, etc.


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