It is July 8th. In the French Grand Prix, the American Dan Gurney is on the third row of the grid with his 804/F1 Monoposto. A minor miracle. Because previously, neither the driver of the
After these setbacks, initially the 804 takes a one month break. During this time, the
Gurney starts the race in sixth place. 42 laps later, the
The racing cars are at a 20° angle to the direction of travel. A typical picture at Le Mans. The fact that two 917 cars of
The starting flag falls, the race begins. The first hour passes without any great excitement. In the second hour, a real catastrophe occurs for Ferrari who are competing with
After one and a half hours, seven of the ten fastest cars in training are no longer in the race.
At the end, 16 cars cross the finish line, only seven are ranked. Right at the front: the red/white 917 with start number 23. For
In the 70's, a legend becomes part of the
After only three hours, Jacky Ickx then had to retire from the "Circuit des 24 Heures" with engine failure. His car breaking down initially ruined any chance he had of winning. But then the
For the team there is only one possible strategy left: total attack. Jacky Ickx takes the wheel for seven and a half hours – with only a one and a half hour break. In this night at Le Mans, he fights his way up the ranks step by step and manages to get up to fourth place. On the morning of June 12th, then the great surprise: All the Renaults in places one, two and three break down. All of a sudden, the Spyder is in the lead.
The race to catch up takes its toll. In the twenty-fourth hour, the
It's a race ending that couldn't have been better written in Hollywood. Since midnight, the