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#1 tyrrellp34

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:51

I have a simple question for you! Can one help me to check out the photo who the guy between Depailler and Jassaud is?


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#2 jarama

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 07:29

p34,

I would go for Bob Wollek, 'though I don't know for sure.

Carles.

#3 swintex

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:00

?Bernard Fiorentino, entered in the Cevert/Beltoise/Pescarolo car, but did not start.

The others? I'd say Depailler, Fiorentino, Jaussaud, Larrousse, Marcel Chassagny, Beltoise, Jabouille, Cevert and Pescarolo.

#4 jarama

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:05

swintex,

you're right. Of course, is Bernard Fiorentino.


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#5 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:07

I think Carles is correct: this guy is Bob Wollek.

I think that is the Matra Sport equipe for Le Mans 24 Hours 1973: they ran with four Matra Simca MS670b and the drivers were:
n. 10 - Cevert-Beltoise
n. 11 - Pescarolo-Larrousse
n. 12 - Jaussaud-Jabouille
n. 14 - Wollek-Depailler

Bernard Fiorentino drove car n. 14 during practice.

#6 tyrrellp34

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:24

NO! Bob Wollek looks like totally different at that time. He had long hairs and his typical grin.

He was much taller than Depailler

#7 tyrrellp34

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:29

Maybe Roby Weber

#8 tyrrellp34

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 10:33

OK, I got the confirmation now from other sources. It is Bernard Fiorentino a Rallye driver who got the chance to drive the MATRA in Le Mans once

#9 tyrrellp34

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 11:05

Originally posted by tyrrellp34
OK, I got the confirmation now from other sources. It is Bernard Fiorentino a Rallye driver who got the chance to drive the MATRA in Le Mans once


Sorry, I forgot .. as a spare driver

#10 GIGLEUX

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 11:46

Originally posted by tyrrellp34
Maybe Roby Weber


His ghost I presume! (dead in 1967)

#11 philippe7

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 16:35

Bernard Fiorentino was a "works" driver for the CG-Simca constructor ( hence the Simca link with Matra ) , in Rallye and also at "road circuit" , I mean like the Ronde CĂ©venole where he was always among the best.

I think he also drove a modified M650 for Matra in one of the two "Tour de France Automobile" the team took part in .


PS : and by the way, yes, why is Bob Wolleck not in this ( very official looking ) photo ?

#12 tyrrellp34

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 18:02

Originally posted by philippe7
PS : and by the way, yes, why is Bob Wolleck not in this ( very official looking ) photo ? [/B]


Perhaps Bob was holding the camera :rotfl: