Le Mans - 1972 - Jo Bonnier fatal crash
Jo Bonnier was involved in an accident on the straight between Mulsanne
Corner and Indianapolis at Le Mans in 1972 when his open-top Lola-Cosworth
T280 collided with a Ferrari Daytona driven by a Swiss amateur driver
Florian Vetsch. His car was catapulted into the trees and he was killed.
Fellow racer Vic Elford saw the Ferrari burning furiously, and pulled his
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 over to the right side of the track and ran across the
track to the Ferrari, opening the door, attempting to get Vetsch out. But
Vetsch had already gotten out of the car and was on the side of the track
where Elford had parked his Alfa. Elford saw Vetsch and then saw the
wreckage of Bonnier's yellow Lola in the woods next to the track. According
to Elford, the last he saw of Bonnier's Lola was that it was "spinning into
the trees like a helicopter". Elford later handed off his Alfa to Helmut
Marko, but the gearbox froze solid and they dropped out of the race. Elford
later said "it was the first time in my racing career I'm glad my car
Spa Francorchamps old track circuit
new HD version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMi8aN7P-4o
Les Combes - Burnenville 1:30 Malmédy 2:14
Masta 4:16 Stavelot 5:20 La Carriiére 6:27.
Old Spa Francorchamps circuit as used from 1922 till 1970. Filmed bewtween
connections with new track from Les Combes to the new Stavelot corner.
As you can see in the beginning of the vid, the track was wider at the
time. Looks like a new asphalt layer on top of the old road.
Its pretty hard to find race footage of the old track, especially from
Combes, Burnenville, Malmédy , Stavelot and te entire climb back up to La
1958 Lap of Spa
A lap of the Spa-Francorchamps race circuit as used in the 1958 Belgian
1970 Austrian Grand Prix
Here's the start of the 1970 Austrian GP. In the early stages of the race
the Ferrari's with an 1-2. With Ickx leading Regazzoni. Later on the clip
petrol came into Jackie Stewart cockpit and the crew had to clean that mess
Pole Position-Jochen Rindt: 1min29sec.23 Lotus Ford