Remembering Manfred

Remembering Manfred

On the 25th anniversary of Manfred Winkelhock's death, Adam Cooper talks to some of his contemporaries about their memories of a German whose F1 results never truly reflected his fearless and combative approach to his sport

Twenty five years ago today Manfred Winkelhock died in a Toronto hospital, following a heavy crash in the previous day's Mosport 1000kms FIA World Sportscar Championship race. Just three weeks later his countryman Stefan Bellof was killed at Spa, also at the wheel of a Group C Porsche.

In a sad twist of fate, Germany had lost its two big stars in accidents outside F1.

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