No, of course he wasn't, but how did all their lap times compare?
Not the crucial factor though certainly, GPs are a quite different discipline, and there's a lot more to winning endurance races than sheer speed.
Precisely my point. And Miles and Hulme were well on their way to winning Le Mans in '66 until the Ford execs stepped in. You can imagine how unpalatable they would have found another Miles win, especially the big one. If Miles had been the winner, he would have been behind the wheel for all four of their wins to date.and people might have suggested that Miles was the bigger factor, not the Ford car. Untrue and unfair of course and maybe that wouldn't have happened. but it would have taken some of the attention away from Ford and put it on Miles, who they weren't crazy about to begin with.
One thing the movie highlighted was the mechanical sympathy Miles felt for the Ford GT MkII. While I found a lot wrong with the movie, the record shows they got that part right.
Edited by R.W. Mackenzie, 27 November 2019 - 20:56.