|Renault Gordini engini in the back of the ex-Beaumont/Lombardi car|
After a successful interlude in rallying with the A110 including victory in the Monte Carlo, the attack on Le Mans resumed in the seventies. For 1973 this 2 litre prototype the A440 was built. This evolved into the A441 and then finally the turbo charged A442B which won Le Mans in 1978.
|I didn't see this car run but it was a pretty addition to the paddock. It is an Alpine Renault A440 V6 from about 1973. It normally sits in a museum.|
1964 -16th overall and 1st in the 1.15 litre class.
1966 - 4th overall
1967 - 7th overall and with another car 1st in the 1.3 litre sports class
1968 - 4th overall
However, none of these type cars were to be seen today.
|Pushing the Alpine Renaults down the pit lane at Montlhéry to the start.|
|Starting the engine of the ex-Alain Serpaggi Alpine Renault A441 which won the European 2 litre Sports car championship in 1974|
|The ex-Beaumont/Lombardi Alpine Renault A441-3 leaving the pits at Montlhéry|
They finished 6th overall at Mugello and 2nd in the 2 litre Sports class.
The finished 4th overall at Monza and 1st in the 2 litre Sports class.
They were fastest in qualifying for the 2 litre class at Le Mans but run out of fuel in the race.
Great to see this car out on the circuit today.
|Alpine A441-3 on the Montlhéry banking and almost the only bit of blue sky we saw all day!|
|Alpine Renault A441-3 entering the chicane before the banking|
|Alpine Renault A441-3 entering the Montlhéry pits|
|Alpine Renault A441-3 about to swallow up a Mini!|
|Montlhéry's huge high banking dwarfs the ex-Alain Serpaggi Alpine Renault A441|
|Ex-Alain Serpaggi Alpine Renault A441 takes the chicane before the Montlhéry banking.|
|Alpine Renault A441 overtakes an M.G. Midget at Montlhéry|
|Alpine Renault A441 passes the Montlhéry stands|
|Alpine Renault A441 at Montlhéry|
|Alpine Renault A441 on the Montlhéry banking|
|Alpine Renault A110 - Montlhéry 2015 Coupes de Printemps|
I'll be publishing another post on this meeting at Montlhéry soon.
To see pictures of a Renault F1 car on the Montlhéry banking and pictures of real racing here back in 2002 click here.