This was the first major motor race held after the Le Mans disaster of June 11, 1955. Safety did not exactly progress in leaps and bounds in the seven days separating the events: hay bales still served as the imperfect Armco of the day.
And it’s all in fancy color, with the sand dunes of Circuit Park Zandvoort as the background.
Photo on top taken at the previous race, the Belgian Grand Prix, it shows Fangio on his way to yet another win. Credit: Daimler AG