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Donington GP October 2, 1937
Bernd Rosemeyer was the fastest man on a GP grid and the 6-liter 520 bhp V-16 Auto Union a formidable weapon if you could handle its rear-weighted bias and swing-axle rear suspension. Nevertheless, Manfred von Brauchitsch’s Mercedes-Benz W125 might have won, but a rear tire blew at 160 mph on the Starkey Straight and he had to settle for second place. Rosemeyer flies over the Melbourne Rise on his way to victory. Unlike the Mercedes, which took off front end first, the rear-engined Auto Unions lifted off at the rear.

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