Ford Le Mans Controversy
The shark nosed gt40 you re ogling is chassis gt 105.
Ford le mans controversy. In 1966 after two previously unsuccessful attempts ford was ready to challenge ferrari for the win in. Ford s first two defeats at le mans in 1964 and 65 were overseen by another persnickety brit john pappy wyer shelby s former boss on aston martin s racing team but pappy did get into heated. Bruce mclaren controversially shades ken miles as the chequered flag is waved at le mans in 1966 photo. The ford gt40 was already a winner by the time it arrived at the circuit de la sarthe for the 1966 lm24.
While ferrari didn t even have a car that completed the race gt40 mk. Le mans rules hold that in the event of a dead heat finish the car that drove the furthest distance is the official winner regardless of overall standings in the race. Ii s captured first second and third. 16 2020 9 00 a m.
Its first win at a 24 hour endurance race came a few months before at daytona where. Matt damon plays automobile designer carroll. Ford v ferrari tells the story of the ford motor company s attempt to become a racing powerhouse by winning the 24 hours of le mans race in 1966. Before ford faced ferrari at le mans it brought home a win at the 1966 daytona 24 hour continental race and this new model honors said victory.
The last of the five factory prototypes built in coventry in 1964 it played an instrumental role in ford s long and unrelenting research and development programme bidding to turn the car into a ferrari thrashing le mans winner. The video details the controversy behind one of the greatest racing achievements of all time. Ford s answer to ferrari s next weapon the 330 p4 was delayed by development problems handing ferrari a rematch with the mk iis that so dominated them at lemans at the 1967 daytona 24 hours.
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