Photos from the 1961 race.
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Part 1 – Scrutineering
Some slightly different scrutineering shots this time – this looks like some of the road tests. Stirling Moss is in there again.
Part 2 – Qualifying
Part 3 – The Race part 1 – The Start
Part 4 – The Race part 2 – From Above The Pits
Some fantastic photos from above the pits during the race, including some at night. There is also an interesting sequence of the withdrawal of the #4 Aston Martin. It pulled out because of a fuel tank leak, and you can see the stain spreading on the road underneath it, mechanics attending it it, and then it being wheeled back into the garage. I remember my father’s comment about Le Mans – it wasn’t the noise of the engines that stuck in his mind, it was the “ting ting” of the mechanics hammering off the wheel nuts.
Part 5 - The Race part 3 – Latter Stages
Part 6 – Odds and Sods
For more information on the race and the cars, see http://www.lemans-history.com/provas.php?ano=1961