to tape or to tape … that’s the question

the Alfa Romeo T33/3’s of Andrea de Adamich, Henri Pescarolo & Nino Vaccarella (33) and Nanni Galli & Rolf Stommelen (32), 1971 12 Hours of Sebring

a pretty good weekend for the alfisti, they qualified 11th & 5th respectively & finished the race 3nd & 2nd, behind the factory Porsche 917 of Elford & Larrousse

joyeux anniversaire Jacky …

Jacky Ickx, Martini Porsche 936/78, 1978 24 Heures du Mans

the n°5 car that Ickx drove, together with Henri Pescarolo & Jochen Mass retired & Porsche put Ickx in the n°6 car (teamed up with Bob Wollek & Jurgen Barth) in order to fight with the very competitive ELF Renault Alpine squad
however, even  with Ickx helping, Porsche wasn’t able to fend off the French & the n°2 car of Didier Pironi & Jean-Pierre Jaussaud won

sports car week … burning rubber

start of the 1971 1000km di Monza, ‘Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo’

the brand new Ferrari 312PB of Jacky Ickx (n°15) taking the lead at the start while the pole sitter, the Martini Porsche 917K of Vic Elford & Gérard Larrouse (n°3) had a lesser start & got away as 3rd, edged in between are the Scuderia Filipinetti Ferrari 512M of Mike Parkes & Jo Bonnier (n°8) & the Autodelta Alfa Romeo T33/3 of Rolf Stommelen & Toine Hezemans (n°19)
it would be the Gulf Porsche 917K’s of JW Automotive that would be victorious, with Pedro Rodriguez & Jackie Oliver as winner & Jo Siffert & Derek Bell as runners up
the Alfa Romeo T33/3 of Andrea de Adamich & Henri Pescarolo would make the podium complete