Synopsis:The premier Grande Epreuve of 1958 was run on the tremendously fast SpaÂ¬Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Here, in the woods of the Ardennes, modern Formula I cars maintain a race average of well over two miles a minute. A Castrol Film.
Shotlist:The competitors in this race include Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Tony Brooks, Mike Hawthorne, Peter Collins, Francisco Godia-Sales, Jean Behra, Harry Schell, Gregory Allison and Roy Salvadore.
The film begins with GVs World fair at Brussels 1958 followed by GVs around Arden and the Spa Francorchamps. GVs around pit with drivers and teams are followed by footage of cars leaving for training around the circuit and a V.O. talking through track as cars are racing. There is a lot of footage of the cars in pits being adjusted after practice and GVs around the grand prix site of crowds.
There is also a nice sequence of the drivers being driven around the track in a parade and a historic display with Dugattis (?) Colourful peoples (?) cars and an old Renault. There is footage from each lap of the race with commentary as well as the drivers preparing to start the race and some good high angle shots of grid and start.
The end of the race shows the cars crossing the line and the prize giving ceremony with ex-King Leopold.
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