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1960 Le Mans 24 Hours

24 heures du Mans

Saturday, June 25, 1960
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Gregory and Gurney, 4m04.0
1960 season:

The Le Mans 24-Hour Race

JUNE 25th and 26th

AS it will be nearly six weeks since the Le Mans race was run before these words appear in public, there is little point in making a laborious report of the race. Instead there is reproduced on a following page, an hour-by-hour chart of the progress of the race showing how every one of the 55 starters fared, as it is felt that any readers being interested in the race such a long time after it took place will be of the more serious and studious type who are prepared to study such a chart and glean from it much of interest.

The Le Mans meeting consisted once again of three separate events run concurrently, in which all competitors took part, the first and most important being the Grand Prix d'Endurance, of which the winner is the car that covers the greatest distance between 4 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday and this was a wonderful triumph for Ferrari, a works car driven by Frere/ Gendebien leading for 23 of the 24 hours, running like a clock and never being challenged by anyone once it was in the lead. A similar car, a 12-cylinder 3-litre sports car with de Dion rear suspension came second, driven by Ricardo Rodriguez the young Mexican driver and Pilette, yet another Belgian driver, so that Belgium had three drivers in the first two cars.