Tag Archives: Olivier Gendebien

Le Mans, Ferrari, Phil Hill

The Winner Arrives

Phil Hill brings the winning Ferrari 250TRi/61 back to the podium in front of the crowd after the finish of the 1961 LeMans 24 Hours on June 11, 1961. Hill co-drove the winning Ferrari with Belgian long distance specialist Olivier Gendebien, their second win together at this classic race. The Ferrari 250TRi/61, the “TR” standing […]

Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien, Ferrari, Sebring 12 Hours

The Greatest Winning Team

In the late 1950s and early 1960s the best endurance racing pair were American Phil Hill and Belgian Olivier Gendebien, here just after the finish of the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 25, 1961. They drove a Ferrari 250TRI/61, the same Ferrari model, although a different car, that they would use three months later to […]

Le Mans, Ferrari, Chinetti, Selsdon

A Little Boat for Le Mans

With the late afternoon light streaming over the trees, Luigi Chinetti takes a two-liter Ferrari 166MM through Tertre Rouge corner not long after the start of the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours. This “barchetta” (meaning “little boat”) – as this early series of small open Ferrari sports cars was called – had been bodied by […]

Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien, Paul Frere, Le Mans

Three Le Mans Winners

Three happy former winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans have a quick reunion in the pits before the start of the 1971 race: Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frère. Between them they had eight Le Mans wins. Hill won, with Gendebien, in 1958, 1961 and 1962, while Gendebien won his second 24 […]