The 1959 German Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1959 Formula One Season, held on August 2nd. For political reasons, the race was run on the AVUS circuit, in southwestern Berlin. The mostly straight line track proved to be perfect for Ferrari, as their cars went 1-2-3, with Tony Brooks leading home Dan Gurney and Phil Hill.
1958 and 1959 were a time of heightening tensions between the NATO Pact and Warsaw Bloc countries, and nowhere was this felt more strongly than in West Berlin. A number of parties felt that a dose of western extravaganza, in the form of a Grand Prix, might be a propaganda coup. So the decision was made to run the 1959 German race at AVUS.
The full entry list for the 1959 German Grand Prix is outlined below:
The full qualifying results for the 1959 German Grand Prix is outlined below:
Heat 1 Results
Heat 2 Results
- Sixth and final victory for Tony Brooks
- First podium for Dan Gurney
Standings after race
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