The Rodriguez Brothers at the ’61 LeMans

The film is wonderful, but it was the uploader’s comments that prompted me to share it.

Pedro917 says: “Pedro & Ricardo Rodriguez, driving a Ferrari 250TR entered by the North American Racing Team, fought the works Ferraris of Hill-Gendebien and Parkes-Mairesse for 22 hours. While leading at 7am (after 15 hours), it took the works mechanics over 20 minutes to replace a defective condenser and the brothers, now 5 laps down but with 9 hours to go, started the chase for the lead with lap times of 10 secs faster than the leading works Ferrari of Hill-Gendebien. With only 2 hours to go and back in second place, Pedro came in with a smoking engine and retired the car. The brothers received a standing ovation from the crowd.”

DISCUSS (2 Comments)

  1. samuel gonzalez

    good information very nice

  2. George Kehler

    Wonderful film !! These brothers were fearless and died way too young. Thanks Harlo for such insightful footage !!

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