You know what’s about to happen.
Colin Chapman prepares for another ‘hat trick’ as Mario Andretti takes first place during the 1978 Belgian Grand Prix (Zolder) with the Lotus 79.
Porsche 936 (1976-1981)
The Le Mans successor to the 908, which managed to get a few wins with Jacky Ickx behind the wheel.
Dick Wharton / Alfa Romeo 308 (1940)
During the Grand Prix that happened in Alexandria Bay (New York). The 308 was built in 1938 for the 3 liter class, with power output ranging from around 220 to 300bhp.
And welcome to 1939.
The place is the Nurburgring, Germany. Rudi Caracciola approaches in spectacular motion one of the most dangerous corners of the circuit, in his Mercedes W154.
The people at the Mercedes Heritage website pointed this out: notice the rails. You can’t, actually, because there aren’t any. Judging by the angle of the rear end of that Mercedes, this move took some serious courage. I say courage, but I really means balls.
Welcome to Le Mans, 1971.
Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep take 1st place with the Porsche 917K, on what happened to be the first rolling start of Le Mans.
John Watson, McLaren MP4.
Monaco Grand Prix, 1981.
Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell 003, taking the championship along with him in 1971.
By the way, 1971 was also the year of the world’s first slick tyres, which as it happens went on Tyrrell’s cars.
Jochen Rindt / Cooper-Climax T77 (1965)
I always forget that Rindt wasn’t always a Lotus man.
Rindt started with Brabham, for a year in 1964, and then again for another year in 1968. In between he drove his share of Coopers, both the V8 Climax and Maserati V12s
Juan Manuel Fangio,
Racing at Goodwood with his monstruous BRM V16 P15, in 1953.
Le Mans, 1966.
A couple of Porsches 906 (the very last street legal racing car from Porsche, by the way) take the lead on the P category.