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00:29Paddock action

Get acquainted with the start up grid

02:28Starting grid

The cars line up for the new race start behind the safety car

03:50Feature

The warm up lap starts with onboard views from the safety car

05:31Start

The cars charge with a rolling start

08:09Race action

A race update after the first hour

09:18Pit stop

A Porsche pulls in with problems

09:41Crash

Porsche 908 clips it's front left

09:53Pit stop

The Alfa Romeo of Masten Gregory and Toine Hezemans pulls into the pits before retiring

10:19Pit stop

A series of pitstops occur, Lola has problems

10:19Pit stop

A series of pitstops occur, Lola has problems

11:37Run off

Porche 911 runs off at Mulsanne

12:42Pit stop

Another series of pitstops, with race updates

16:59Race action

Race update at 2am

18:57Pit stop

The morning round of pitstops

19:46Crash

Scenes of abandoned race cars along the track

21:02Pit stop

Pitstops just before the end of the race

23:52Race finish

Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep win for Porche

24:09Celebration

Crowds huddle around the winners as they head for the podium

1971 24 Hours of Le Mans

2018-09-0625:03
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24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History

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It was the debut of the “rolling start” with another Porsche victory with Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep in iconic Martini colours. Marko and van Lennep made history when they completed a record race distance of 5335 km, a record that stood until 2010.

Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Episode title1971 24 Hours of Le Mans
Season1970-1979
Episode number2
Date1971-06-13
Run time25:03
CategoryRacing coverage
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24 Hours of Le Mans

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