From the archive: 1969 Le Mans
The beautiful Ferrari 312P captured at rest in the bustling Le Mans pit in 1969, with driver Chris Amon in conversation behind its hinged doors. Our shot must be from practice, because its race didn’t last long… On the first lap Amon came across the devastating scene of British privateer John Woolfe’s fatal accident at Maison Blanche. The Ferrari collided with the Porsche 917’s full fuel tank, which ruptured and exploded. Amon was unhurt, but he was forced to retire the car, which he had been due to share with Swiss hillclimber Peter Schetty.