The WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Richard has drawn to a close, with the Porsche 919 coming out on top at 1:41.289, against Audi’s fastest lap, a 1:43.017, according to NBC Sports. Porsche has a promising season ahead of them. Meanwhile, Toyota’s TS040s quietly remain in 4th, still a wildcard factor.
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Ayrton Senna, Candy Toleman-Hart TG184, 1984 Monaco Grand Prix
Now this is a rare pic, I haven’t seen it in ages.
This left Jacky Ickx’s MK.II GT40, which started at the very end of the field after Ickx, protesting the Le Mans start, very slowly walked to the car and carefully strapped his safety harness on, chasing down the leading Porsche 908. Ultimately, the GT40 took its fourth consecutive and final win, being only four seconds ahead of the 908. Upon investigating the wreckage of Wolfe’s accident, it was discovered that Wolfe hadn’t put on his safety harness, probably to achieve a quick start.
John Wolfe stepping into the first Porsche 917 raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This particular image was taken at the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the Porsche 917 qualified in pole, foreshadowing the prolific success that would come for the freshly-designed Porsche. Tragically, however, Wolfe would lose his life at the wheel at that very race after a collision in the first lap. (1/2)