Mission impossible

18. Jul 2019 
by Ziv Knoll

1000 km of Monza 1971.

Jacky Ickx (Ferrari 312 pb) is lining up alongside Vic Elford (Porsche 917K) on the first row of the grid.

The brave Belgian (pic) has an impossible task. On this very fast circuit of Monza, his mission together with team-mate Clay Regazzoni, is to compete with the Porsches 917 powered by a 5 liter engine, where his Ferrari only has a 3 liter flat 12.

No miracle in the race, on lap 11 Ickx had to retire and the JW Automotive Gulf-Porsches 917 scored a fantastic 1-2 at an average speed of 235, 8 km/h.

Classification :

  1. Rodriguez-Oliver, Porsche 917k.
  2. Siffert-Bell, Porsche 917k +3 laps.
  3. de Adamich-Pescarolo, Alfa Romeo T33/3 +6 laps


Source: DR

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