• Short Summary

    FRENCH DRIVER ROBY WEBER WAS KILLED WHEN HIS MATRA-B.R.M. CRASHED IN TRIALS FOR THE LE?

  • Description

    1.
    CS SIGN "LE MANS"
    0.03

    2.
    LS FLAGS ON STAND ZOOM BACK TO PITS
    0.10

    3.
    MS NO.22, FERRARI IN PITS
    0.17

    4.
    MS DRIVER AND ANOTHER TALKING
    0.20

    5.
    LS CAR PRACTISING DOWN TRACK
    0.23

    6.
    MS NO.31, WEBER'S MATRA-B.R.M. IN PITS
    0.37

    7.
    LS CAR PRACTISING (2 SHOTS)
    0.43

    8.
    MS DRIVER AND MECHANIC CHECKING IN PITS
    0.45

    9.
    MS NO. 32, MATRA-B.R.M. IN PITS
    0.52

    10.
    MCU TIME KEEPING
    0.57

    11.
    LS CARS PRACTISING
    1.00

    12.
    MS TWO GIRLS WATCHING
    1.05

    13.
    LS CARS PRACTISING
    1.13



    Initials JSU/V/BHH/SGM


    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FRENCH DRIVER ROBY WEBER WAS KILLED WHEN HIS MATRA-B.R.M. CRASHED IN TRIALS FOR THE LE MANS 24-HOUR RACE IN LE MANS TODAY (SATURDAY). OUR FILM SHOWS WEBER DURING PRACTISE ONLY HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH.

    THE FAMOUS RACE HAS ALREADY CLAIMED WELL OVER 100 LIVES, INCLUDING MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED WHEN A CAR PLUNGED INTO A CROWD DURING THE RACE IN THE 1950'S.

    WEBER'S DEATH OVERSHADOWED THE PERFORMANCE OF LORENZO BANDINI, OF ITALY, A FORMER LE MANS WINNER AND ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING GRAND PRIX DRIVERS, WHO MADE THE FASTEST LAP OF THE 13.5 KILOMETRES (ABOUT 8???? MILES) LE MANS CIRCUIT TODAY. BANDINI CLOCKED 3 MINUTES 25.5 SECONDS, MORE THAN FIVE SECONDS FASTER THAN THE OFFICIAL LAP RECORD, IN A RED FERRARI P.4 FOR AN AVERAGE OF 235.813 K.P.H. (146.52 M.P.H).

    WEBER'S CAR INEXPLICABLY TOPPLED OVER AND CAUGHT FIRE ONLY FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF THE FIRST DAY'S PRACTICE FOR THE RACE, WHICH TAKES PLACE IN JUNE.

    HE WAS TRAVELLING AT AN ESTIMATED 200 K.P.H. (125 M.P.H.) ON THE HUNAUDIERES STRAIGHT WHEN THE CAR SWERVED AND ROLLED OVER SEVERAL TIMES, THEN BURST INTO FLAMES. HE LEAD BEFORE RESCUERS COULD FREE HIS BODY FROM THE WRECKAGE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA54602K2XWSH2WPV81V7NG6WM
    Media URN:
    VLVA54602K2XWSH2WPV81V7NG6WM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment