• Short Summary

    MIKE PARKES OF BRITAIN AND UMBERTO MAGLIOLI OF ITALY WON THE SEBRING 12-HOUR RACE ON SATURDAY.

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    MIKE PARKES OF BRITAIN AND UMBERTO MAGLIOLI OF ITALY WON THE SEBRING 12-HOUR RACE ON SATURDAY. FACTORY-ENTERED FERRARIS TOOK THE FIRST THREE PLACES AFTER RESISTING PERSISTENT CHALLENGES FROM AMERICAN-BUILT FORD COBRAS.

    RECORDING THE BEST WIN OF HIS CAREER, MIKE PARKES DROVE THE 3.3 LITRE REAR-ENGINE FERRARI PROTOTYPE TO VICTORY AT A RECORD AVERAGE SPEED OF 92.364 MILES PER HOUR. SHARING THE WHEEL WITH MAGLIOLI, HE ALSO SET A DISTANCE RECORD OF 1,112 MILES.

    MORE THAN 35,000 PEOPLE WERE ON HAND TO WATCH THE 66 CARS LINE UP FOR THE TRADITIONAL LE MANS STYLE START, WITH DRIVERS SPRINTING TO THEIR VEHICLES. THE COURSE AT SEBRING IS ON AN OLD WARTIME BOMBER AIRFIELD WITH THE RUNAWAYS PROVIDING EXCITING STRETCHES FOR THE CARS.

    AN ACCIDENT MARRED THE RACE. WITH LESS THAN AN HOUR LEFT, ONE OF THE LEADING COBRAS STRUCK AT 100 MPH A SLOW-MOVING ALFA-ROMEO DRIVEN BY THE ITALIAN CONSALVO SANESI. AS THE ALFA-ROMEO WAS SPLIT IN HALF, A SHEET OF FLAMING PETROL SPREAD ACROSS THE TRACK. SANESI RECEIVED SERIOUS BURNS TO HIS FACE, HANDS AND CHEST. A HOSPITAL REPORT SAID YESTERDAY THAT THE ITALIAN WAS IN A POOR CONDITION BUT THAT HE WOULD PROBABLY LIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50CUFMKDTCWSHO0JADQYLAVL9
    Media URN:
    VLVA50CUFMKDTCWSHO0JADQYLAVL9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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