Three of the top Grand Prix drivers entered contesting a turn: Ickx, Amon and Hulme. Ickx led the first few laps of heat one but encountered problems to finish 5th, one spot ahead of Amon and just behind Hulme.
Photo: American Racing Museum
For decades, racing fans around the world have continually debated which country or teams had the best drivers and cars. There have been several special events held over the years in an attempt to decide this issue. Perhaps the earliest was The Gordon Bennett Trophy Races (1900–1905) contested in Europe, followed by the Vanderbilt Cup (1904–1910) contested over the streets of Long Island, New York. Both series included cars and drivers from many countries who raced for trophies, glory and…
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