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#1 Formula Once

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:00

I have a picture here of a 1978 ATS with a driver sitting in it discussing things with his engineer and wearing Tambay's helmet (with his name on it) and red overalls with wide arms. Jochen Mass's name is on the side of the cockpit. It is definitely a period (1978) picture.

It seems that it was taken in the Paul Ricard pitlane and it is raining.

Is this Mass wearing Patrick's helmet (you can't tell from the face, but it could be) and maybe also even his overalls for whatever reason, or did Tambay (a McLaren driver in 1978-79) tested the car and if so why/when?

Thanks for any info you might have on this.

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#2 Twin Window

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:17

You mean like this, Mark?

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Clearly it's not raining in my photo and the overalls are all-red, but it's certainly Mass in Patrick's overalls & helmet.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:29

Most definitely Jochen in Tambay's gear.I have a fading memory that he borrowed the gear because his was stolen from from his road or rental car.

#4 Formula Once

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:53

Thanks Twinny, different photo, same day. On your picture one can clearly see its Mass's face.