Jochen Rindt tribute: Le Mans 1965
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Jochen Rindt tribute: Le Mans 1965

To mark the 40th anniversary of Jochen Rindt's death, AUTOSPORT looks back at some of his finest moments. First up is the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours, where the 23-year-old fledgling F1 driver made a name for himself

Ford's greatest onslaught at Le Mans ended in dismal failure when their 7-litre machines went out early on, after setting a cracking pace. With the disappearance of the Bruce McLaren/Ken Miles and the Phil Hill/Chris Amon cars, and the mechanical troubles of the smaller-engined GT Fords, Ferrari swept on to an undisputed victory. True, the SEFAC machines had troubles, but the independent entries were there to score a 1-2-3 success, followed by a couple of the inevitable Porsches.

The highest-placed British entry was the Rover-BRM turbine of Graham Hill/Jackie Stewart, which finished in 10th place having covered 2370.42 miles - only 12.8 miles more than the perfectly standard Stage Two MGB driven by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges.

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