Snapshot, 1964: A rollercoaster season for Ferrari

In the pits at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ferrari 275P of Mike Parkes and Ludovico Scarfiotti prepares to head back out onto the circuit. Shortly after, however, it would retire with terminal oil pump issues. As frustrated as the duo will have been, Ferrari had little reason to complain...

The marque’s cars swept the podium, with its gentleman driver pairing, Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella, claiming the illustrious marque’s eighth victory at La Sarthe after a masterful drive. With wins prior to Le Mans at Sebring and the Nürburgring, Ferrari would have won the 1964 International Prototypes Trophy, too… had it entered the Targa Florio, a mandatory Championship race. It didn’t, and the series victory was gifted to Porsche. Que sera...

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