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  1. Gatorrari

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    FIVE Ferraris at the front of the field! Unfortunately, von Trips had minutes left to live.
     
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    Looks like the VERY opening scene in the movie "Grand Prix"!
     
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    The beneficiaries of Senna's big mistake.
     
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    Looks like he's in a Cooper, so this must be still in his F2 days, probably 1964?
     
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    Show this to a team boss today, and his response would be something like "how bloody agricultural!".
     
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    I wonder if the BBC avoided showing that billboard.:)
     
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    Italian cars all, and not a shred (I believe) of fireproof clothing in sight.
     
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    Both heading for big shunts in the race.....
     
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    An awful lot of covering on #78's radiator; was it that cold? It almost looks as if the car is frowning!
     
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    With those skinny tires, I really think that this is 1963; it looks like the '63 Ferrari as well.
     
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    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.
     
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    I think that this is 1964 or, more likely, 1965.
     
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    Unless I don't know something, he's not Sir John yet, but for years I've felt that he should be!
     
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    Unfortunately, he was killed practicing in a Lotus for Mexico at the end of the season.
     
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    I saw the follow-up; it's not even Clark or South Africa, but I was right that it was post-1963.
     
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    Not Clark, that is not a Lotus 25!
     
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    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!
     
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    Please see post #1215...
     
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    Love the pre-1968 F1 days. Before wings and sponsorship paint!
     
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    I was typing when you posted that!
     
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    No problem! Those things happen.:D
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    #1224 Gatorrari, Apr 6, 2020
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    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?

     
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    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.
     

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