Collector Alpine at Le Mans – 1978 Edition: Victory as deliverance 

Thanks to meticulous preparation, high caliber drivers and a first-rate prototype, Renault-Alpine overcomes the Porsche scarecrow during the 46th edition of the Le Mans classic. To immediately draw the curtain on the Endurance chapter! 

Published on 15/05/2024 à 11:00

Medhi Casaurang

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Collector Alpine at Le Mans – 1978 Edition: Victory as deliverance

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This time, it is no longer a question of playing the host of ceremonies without compensation. After a crushing defeat suffered solely for reasons of reliability and organization the previous year, Renault-Alpine can no longer look for an excuse in 1978. Even the potential pretext of dissociating the troops on the grounds that the program Formula 1 started is going badly. Indeed, if the V6 turbo engine is common between the single-seaters quickly nicknamed "yellow teapots" by the English and the prototypes ofEndurance, it is different for human resources.

Renault-Sport, under the leadership of Gérard Larrousse, has been split into two very distinct teams, which are pursuing the two objectives of the Losange: winning at Le Mans and in the Grand Prix. For the first goal,

Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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RENE BOZEC

15/05/2024 at 11:27 a.m.

AIE Aie Aie! The photo on page 48 is 77, not 78.

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