The 1958 German Grand Prix was a combined event for Formula 1 and Formula 2 cars. Among 26 entries there were 13 F1 cars and 13 F2 entries. The latter includes two Porsche soprtscars, works 718RS by Edgar Barth and private 550RS by Carel Godin de Beaufort. Both were fitted with 1.5-litre flat four Porsche 547/3 engine, making the cars formally corresponding to formula 2 limitations. Edgar Barth, who had a huge experience in German F2 and sportscar racing, in 1957 emigrated from East Germany to West and drove sporadically for the works Porsche team. In 1958 German GP at the famous Nordschleife Barth finished 6th overall and 2nd in F2 class just 6 seconds behind F2 winner Bruce McLaren in Cooper-Climax.
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