Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday's Ferrari

This car took part in the BRDC '60s GT Race at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It's Hartmut Ibing's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of three such cars in the race, and the programme of the event had this to say about them:

'In keeping with today's Ferrari theme, there are no fewer than three teams of Maranello cars in the GT race, one from Italy, one from the Netherlands and one British. Included in the total are three GTOs. They are headed by Nick Mason's car, registered 250GTO, originally an Ecurie Francorchamps car which was third at Le Mans in 1962 and won the following year's Spa 500km race. Sir Anthony Bamford's was first raced by David Piper, though German driver Hartmut Ibing's was campaigned by rather less successful drivers.
Stirling Moss, who raced the prototype GTO right at the end of his career, is the star driver in the Ferrari line-up, partnering Mason, while former British touring car champion Frank Sytner drives the Bamford car and historic racing star Peter Hannan shares Ibing's car.'

The serial number of Hartmut Ibing's car is 3809GT and you can see here on the website who the 'rather less successful drivers' were who originally campaigned this car.

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