Le Mans Ford Winning Picture
Ford motor company returned to le mans for a rematch with ferrari in 1967.
Le mans ford winning picture. The real life le mans 66 ended with a historic finish. It was the final minutes of the 1966 24 hours of le mans and the race was ford s to lose after a long difficult development and a year s worth of work by carroll shelby himself the blue oval s. The overall winners of all events since 1923 are listed here. Henri pescarolo who went.
It was also the debut le mans start for two significant drivers. After 50 years the 66 le mans winning ford gt40 is reborn 4 photos it was in 1966 when ford had a feud with ferrari after a failed attempt to buy the italian racing empire. The ford gt40 was a high performance sports car and winner of the 24 hours of le mans four times in a row from 1966 to 1969 in 1967 with a different body though. The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of.
Ford dominated the le mans 24 hours race in 1966 winning it for the first time and taking all the podium places with its updated mkii and stellar driver line up but instead of euphoria on the podium chris amon and bruce mclaren who were classified first were strangely subdued. The two drivers like the crew members and ford executives there with them hoped all the while that neither they nor. It was built to win long distance sports car races against ferrari who won at le mans six times in a row from 1960 to 1965. It was also the seventh round of the 1966 world sportscar championship season this was the first overall win at le mans for the ford gt40 as well as the first overall win for an american constructor.
Foyt piloted a ford mark iv around the circuit de la sarthe for 24 brutal hours. This weekend ford will launch an all out assault on the 24 hours of le mans four gt race cars and 12 drivers will try to hand the blue oval a win in the gte pro class on the 50th anniversary of. The 24 hours of le mans 24 heures du mans is the world s oldest sports car endurance race and one of the most famous and influential in motorsports history. Ford trounced the frontrunner ferrari as all three ford cars crossed the finish line in a dead heat.
The 1966 24 hours of le mans was the 34th grand prix of endurance and took place on 18 and 19 june 1966. But there s some additional drama. While ford bested the italians with the gt40 mark ii in 1966 this time it fielded an all new car. It was decided early in may to build the mark ii version around the ford 427 engine.
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