Porsche 917 Martini Racing 1971
Porsche 917 Martini Racing 1971
Fifty years ago, the 39th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans brought remarkable changes and standout moments, with the Porsche team playing a pivotal role.
On June 14, 1969, Jacky Ickx made a groundbreaking move, walking across the track during the race start and taking off from the last position. His spectacular victory on the final lap marked the end of the traditional Le Mans start. In 1970 cars lined up with drivers already strapped in. On June 12, 1971, the running start was permanently replaced by the current safety car procedure.
The Porsche team, represented by drivers Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep, achieved a historic feat in 1971. After qualifying fifth, they faced only one setback—an early race alternator belt change. In the 13th hour, they seized the lead, and finished the race by completing 397 laps and covering 5,335 km at an average speed of 222 kph.
This set a new distance record that stood until 2010. Van Lennep, the first Dutch driver to win Le Mans, secured another triumph in 1976. Tragically, Marko's career ended abruptly in 1972 due to an eye injury. Currently, at age 78, he manages the network of young Red Bull drivers.
The Porsche team's legacy at Le Mans in 1971 remains a testament to their skill, determination, and sportsmanship, contributing to the rich history of this prestigious endurance race.
Peter Dials, a full-time Graphic Designer and part-time artist, boasts degrees in both Fine Art and Graphic Design. His love affair with automobiles dates back to his formative years, marked by his inaugural spoken word, "car." Growing up in proximity to the renowned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Peter had the privilege of immersing himself in the world of race cars, stoking the flames of his passion.
Currently, Peter dedicates his time to navigating the Mid-Ohio track when the opportunity beckons. Rekindling his enthusiasm for "drawing" cars, he draws inspiration from his racing passion and an intrigue for the graphic design of racing liveries. His artistic focus revolves around crafting illustrations of iconic liveries and the corresponding cars, emphasizing clean, simplistic, yet captivating visuals. Peter also indulges in creating detailed illustrations inspired by cars that capture his imagination at any given moment.
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