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00:55Starting grid

The cars ready themselves for the 24Hr race.

03:00Starting grid

The crowds await the start of the 1970 24hr Le Mans

05:30Start

Drivers start inside their cars for the first time this year. Porsche lead away with Elford and Siffert.

07:30Race action

An incredible pace at the front as the Ferraris hunt the Porsches.

09:39Heavy crash

Rain falls and cars slow - rain an often occurrence at Le Mans and surprises happen.

12:14Crash

More rain, and this seriously slows Eflord. Porsche and Ferrari have taken damage.

12:56Pit garage action

Night falls, Porsche controls the race, but both teams have lost cars already. Matra have pulled out.

22:00Off-track action

Competitors edge closer to the finish

23:31Race finish

Porsche triumphantly win over the Ferrari's after a long and tough 24hr Le Mans in difficult conditions.

1970 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on 7 Sep 2018
25:45

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History

Description

Le Mans in the rain. A disaster for Ferrari in an accident prone race which had witnessed only 7 race finishers out of 51 starters. Porsche had won the race with Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood. This year would be dubbed Battle of the Titans.

Info

Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Season1970-1979
Episode title1970 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number1
Date added7 September 2018
Original date14 June 1970
Run time25:45
CategoryRacing coverage

24 Hours of Le Mans

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