Soon after the start the poor handling of the 917 and the inexperience of the driver resulted in a drama: the death of British driver John Woolfe on lap 1 when his private Porsche 917 crashed at Maison Blanche. Woolfe was killed, probably due the fact that he had not bothered to put on his safety belt. This was likely done because of the style of the traditional start used at Le Mans until that year, in which drivers were required to run across the track to their cars, climb in and get it started as quickly as possible to pull away from the grid. Woolfe likely sacrificed strapping his safety belts in order to gain a better start.
The nearly full fuel tank from Woolfe's car became dislodged and landed in front of the oncoming Ferrari 312P of Chris Amon. Amon ran over it, causing it to explode under his car, which led to his retirement. The race was stopped for 2 hours due to these two first lap incidents, but was eventually restarted.
F1 - 1955 Monaco GP - Ascari Accident
At the start Fangio managed to get ahead at the first corner and was
followed by Castellotti, Moss and Ascari. Farina was an early casualty with
a damaged wheel which needed replacing. Castellotti was able to hold off
Moss for the first five laps but by then Fangio was too far ahead for Moss
to be able to catch him. Ascari scrambled past Castellotti but the two
began to battle and Behra joined in and it was the Frenchman who finally
emerged ahead. Castellotti had to pit because of a deflating tire and Behra
had to call in for more oil.
Then Fangio stopped, the victim of a broken axle. Moss remained in the lead
until the closing laps when his engine blew up. At almost the same moment
Ascari, perhaps distracted by Moss's problems, crashed at the chicane and
went straight into the harbor, through hay bales and sandbags. Fortunately
he was not hurt and soon popped up and swan to safety. This left
Trintignant in the lead and although Castelotti tried hard to catch him,
the Frenchman came home the winner. Castellotti was second with Maserati's
Cesare Perdisa third in Behra's car, the two men having switched cars in
mid-race when Behra hit trouble.
Ford GT40 - 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans
Wonderful period video from brake pad manufacturer Ferodo on the 1968 Le
Mans race from the standpoint of John Wyer's Gulf Oil Ford GT40 team, who
won the race. The first 4 minutes shows a high speed in-car lap around Le
Mans narrated by Stirling Moss. Wonderful video with footage of Alfa Romeo
33s, Porsche 908s, Matras, etc....
Crash Ferrari F458 - Amazing crash car Ferrari and Toyota - Le Mans [Live]
Amazing Accident crash cars between Ferrari F458 and Toyota racing circuit
of Le Mans 24 Hours. Huge accidents between drivers Anthony Davidson and
Toyota TS083 Pierguiseppe Perazzini on No 8 and No 83 Ferrari F458 on the
world circuit of Le Mans Sarthe.
Enorme crash cars entre la Toyota TSO83 et la Ferrari f458 racing au
circuit des 24 heures du Mans 2012. Énorme accident entre les pilotes
Anthony davidson et Pierguiseppe Perazzini sur Toyota TS083 N°8 et Ferrari
F458 N° 83 sur le circuit mondial de la sarthe édition du Mans 2012.
Huge crash cars racing course : 24 Hours of Le Mans (2012) :
crash Ferrari F458 Italia N°83:Perrazini
crash Toyota TS083 N° 8: Anthony Davidson
Bientot les 24h du mans édition 2013, qu'en sera t-il?
Soon 24 hours of Le Mans 2013 edition, what will he?
And what's weather le mans?
Rip Allan Simonsen, pilote Aston martin
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Last weekend I recorded a 1969 Porsche 917 (chassis 025) racing at Monza
Circuit during the "1000 km Challenge" race revival, a 3 hours race in
which race cars from 1960 to 1970 compete for the victory.
This Porsche 917-025 was built for Porsche AG as a long-tail version. In
1970 was converted into a 917 "K" (K stay for Kurzheck, "short" in german),
painted in white with blue stripes and sold to Team Zitro, from
The car is moved by a 4.5 liter Flat-12 engine which can produce 580hp at
8300 rpm and it's able to reach a top speed over 350 km/h (220 mph).
Camcorder: Canon Legria HF M46 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
Event: Coppa Intereuropa Storica 2013
Where: Autodromo di Monza. Italy
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Jacky Ickx wint Le Mans in Ford (1969)
Beelden van de 37e editie van de 24-uurs race van Le Mans, die 45 auto's
naar de start bracht. De Engelse coureur Woolfe krijgt dodelijk ongeluk
tijdens race en de winnaar is Jacky Ickx in een Ford.
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1970 - A Year To Remember - John Wyer's Gulf Porsche 917 team
A wonderful period film detailing the 1970 World Sportscar Championship as
remembered by John Wyer with appearances by Pedro Rodriguez, Jo Siffert,
Leo Kinnunen, Brian Redman and many others. Porsche 917, Ferarri 512,
Porsche 908 Mk3 Spyder and footage of Daytona, Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps,
Sebring, Targa Florio and many others...
Jimmy Fords Fatal Crash
Rally car racing up the side of the Grand Mesa in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Made a mistake and rolled the car off of the side of cliff
Porsche 956 - Le Mans - On Board
956 - thanks for the comment, corrected the title from 917 to 956, i guess
it's true no 917 coupe was ever turbo.
Also the 917 had a peculiar cockpit with the main gauges elevated in a
separated encasing behind the steering wheel.
Ride along in a 1969 Porsche 917K
Ride along with Bruce Canepa as he pilots his Porsche 917 to a first place
finish in the race for FIA Manufacturers Championship Cars (1964 - 1969) at
the 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.