John Surtees and Willy Mairesse: Nurburgring 1000Km 1963…

Posted: February 15, 2015 in Sports Racers, Who,What,Where & When...?
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nurburgring 1000 km 1963

Surtees races through the ‘Green Hell’ to victory, Nurburgring 1000Km, his Ferrari 250P shared with Belgian Willy Mairesse, 1963…

It was a Ferrari 1-3 with a 250GTO and 250 Testa Rossa in second and third driven by Noblet/Guichet and Abate/Maglioli respectively.

The 250P was Ferrari’s first mid-engined V12 sports prototype and the class of the year, comprehensively winning the championship for the Scuderia.

The 3 litre V12 engined cars won the Sebring 12 Hour, Nurburgring 1000Km and Le Mans 24 Hour classics and spawned the 250LM, effectively a 250P with a roof and 3.3 litre engine. The 250/275LM won Le Mans in 1965 after the GT40’s and Ferrari P2’s fell by the wayside.


(Automobile Year 11)


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