BLOOD RED ON THE TRACKS
Pedro Rodriguez and Phil Hill lead a
Ferrari 250 GTO 1-2-3 at Daytona.
l Ferrari climaxes its Sebring victory streak
with a 1-2-3, led by Mike Parkes and
Umberto Maglioli in a 275P.
Final Sebring win for the Ferrari
250 TR series went to this TRI/61
model, piloted by Lucien Bianchi
and Jo Bonnier. In second were
Hill/Gendebien in a NART-run GTO.
Olivier Gendebien would win Le Mans four
times, three of them shared with Phil Hill.
Adding Dan Gurney and Chuck Daigh to this
lineup for Sebring made victory inevitable!
Lighter and more powerful than previous
250 Testa Rossas, the TR59 version also
carried more aerodynamic bodywork.
Luigi Chinetti was
the perfect driver
for Lord Selsdon
– aka, Peter
Mitchell-Thomson – to hire
to drive his Ferrari
166MM in the first
post-war Le Mans
24 Hours, held in
1949. Chinetti had
twice won the
event in the 1930s,
so he knew how to
pace both himself
and the car. In front
of a 200,000-strong
drove almost the
entire race himself,
Talbots, and the
score Ferrari’s first
Le Mans victory.
There would be
FERRARI TO THE FORE
It’s Sebring ’ 64 and just weeks after 250 GTOs score a
1-2-3 at Daytona, Ferrari prototypes – two 275 Ps and a
330 P – are about to replicate the feat. Time saved by
sprinting before a 12-hour race? Questionable, but even
if one guy does it, the others need to clear the track!