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Ferrari, Le Mans

The Lineup at Le Mans

It is early afternoon at Le Mans, just a couple of hours before the start of the 1957 running of Les 24 Heures du Mans. Cars from the Ferrari team are being lined up in front of the pits, ready for the start that is about to come. On the left is a Ferrari 315 Sport that will be […]

Enzo Ferrari, Peter Collins

His Master’s Voice

Commendatore Enzo Ferrari, the Old Man as he was often called, is discussing a request by Peter Collins to modify the gear lever knob on the Ferrari 335 Sport which Collins will drive in the upcoming 1957 Mille Miglia with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his navigator.  Collins has just come back from testing his 335 Sport on the […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, Mike Hawthorn

At Speed at Le Mans…

This is Mike Hawthorn, leaving the exit from Tertre Rouge corner onto the Mulsanne Straight on June 23, 1957, driving a Ferrari 335 Sport. This was chassis number 0674, which he shared with Luigi Musso. They retired on lap 57 with engine failure, a condition which struck several Ferraris at Le Mans that year. The […]