Event Coverage, Goodwood Revival
SEP 26th 2019

Laura Thomson

This four‑cylinder Ferrari 500 TRC won at Le Mans in 1957

A pair of Le Mans class wins, separated by half a century, is an almost unheard-of feat in the world of motorsport. But it’s one achieved by the 500 TRC of David and James Cottingham, with the striking yellow Ferrari first taking a class win (and a seventh place overall) as an Ecurie Francochamps team car at the Le Mans 24 Hours back in 1957.

Admittedly, the second class win, which came in 2007, was of the Le Mans Legends, an hour-long prelude to the 24 hour meeting featuring cars that would have raced at Circuit de la Sarthe from 1956 to 1968... But still, shared by the father and son duo, it stormed to victory in its respective class.

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