Fuchsröhre Hill print


Fuchsröhre Hill
Practice for the 1962 German Grand Prix practice session proved to be an eventful one for Ringmeister Graham Hill. As Hill raced down the Fuchsrohe (German for ‘fox hole’) he hit what he described as a ‘large black object’ in the middle of the track. The ‘object’ in question was a TV camera which Carel de Beaufort had fixed to his Porsche. Hill attempted to miss the object and ran straight over it. The camera pierced his oil tank and sent his car spinning into a ditch ‘rather like a giant mole at great speed - tearing off wheels and suspension bits,’ as Hill described. And all in the name of television!