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Discussion in 'F1' started by jgonzalesm6, Mar 27, 2018.
FIVE Ferraris at the front of the field! Unfortunately, von Trips had minutes left to live.
Looks like the VERY opening scene in the movie "Grand Prix"!
The beneficiaries of Senna's big mistake.
Looks like he's in a Cooper, so this must be still in his F2 days, probably 1964?
Show this to a team boss today, and his response would be something like "how bloody agricultural!".
I wonder if the BBC avoided showing that billboard.
Italian cars all, and not a shred (I believe) of fireproof clothing in sight.
Both heading for big shunts in the race.....
An awful lot of covering on #78's radiator; was it that cold? It almost looks as if the car is frowning!
With those skinny tires, I really think that this is 1963; it looks like the '63 Ferrari as well.
If anyone thinks that this doesn't look like the Nurburgring, that's because it isn't; in '59 the race was run on the silly Avus circuit.
I think that this is 1964 or, more likely, 1965.
Unless I don't know something, he's not Sir John yet, but for years I've felt that he should be!
Unfortunately, he was killed practicing in a Lotus for Mexico at the end of the season.
I saw the follow-up; it's not even Clark or South Africa, but I was right that it was post-1963.
Not Clark, that is not a Lotus 25!
Thank you, Mr. Gonzales, for posting all these wonderful photos from the days when F1 racing was so much simpler than today; when sex was safe and racing was dangerous!
Please see post #1215...
Love the pre-1968 F1 days. Before wings and sponsorship paint!
I was typing when you posted that!
No problem! Those things happen.
I think this may actually be the scene from "Grand Prix" where Sarti has stalled his Ferrari on the line and is attempting to re-start the car so that he can take up the chase of the field that, tragically, ends in his death.
I don't think the movie. Engine configuration? Was the Formula Junior jazzed up movie cars that detailed? Numbers on spark plug wires? Vented rotors?
The actual team cars had the new 3-valve V-12 engines with a different exhaust configuration, but for the movie the movie people were still using cars with the old 2-valve exhaust configuration, and in some cases Ferrari was allowing them to use the actual 2-valve F1 cars, which presumably were now superfluous for their needs. Watch the movie footage supposedly showing the practice sessions; you should see actual 2-valve 312s in the scenes!
Better yet, watch this video at the 52-second mark and tell me what you see?
I really like the 1966-67 F1 cars the best, before wings and sponsor paint. Yes, you are correct. I read when the producer of the movie approached Enzo about making the movie. He turned over everything to him. Enzo was very accommodating about Ferrari being shown.