Manfred Winkelhock

Saturday 6th October 1951

Born on this day, Manfred Winkelhock, German racing driver who became famous when he flipped his F2 March at the very steep rise-and-fall Flugplatz corner on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in 1980. Winkelhock’s first attempt at qualifying for a Formula One Grand Prix race was in Italy, when he stood in for the injured Jochen Mass at Arrows.

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