Snapshot, 1968: Things could be worse for Paul Vestey at Brands Hatch
Sharing the driving duties with American Roy Pike, Paul Vestey managed to bring his new Ferrari 250 LM home 15th overall and 6th in class at Brands Hatch — 22 laps behind the winning Ford GT40 of Jacky Ickx and Brian Redman. And while the privateer entrant makes no bones about the fact that he races entirely for enjoyment, this wasn’t really the result he was looking for. The problem lies in the car — Vestey hasn’t bonded with the prototype Ferrari at all, citing its brakes as its main flaw. That said, it’s all smiles in the paddocks after the race. After all, the starting money was still strong, there’s always the next race to try again, and a dark blue Ferrari prototype always attracts a crowd, regardless of where it finishes.
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