Early Days by Colin Carter

Tazio Nuvolari, Alfa Romeo Tipo B, 1935 German Grand Prix. The 1935 German G.P. was, on paper, to be another success for the German Auto Unions and Mercedes teams, the Auto Unions having 100hp more than the Alfa Romeo (which was already a three year old design). Nuvolari nursed his tyres, drove the race of his life, and despite a two minute pit stop, with half a lap to go, was second to the Mercedes when the Mercedes tyre blew. To the astonishment of Hitler and the German crowd, Nuvolari was victorious, and was the only non Mercedes or Auto Union driver to win any of the eight grand prix of the 1935 season.

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