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1962 Le Mans 24 hrs

24 Heures du Mans

Le Mans

June 23-24, 1962

Porsche System Engineering


Porsche 356B (1010)

No: 30

Q: 31


C: GT16

For this year’s Le Mans race Carel teamed up with Ben Pon in a Porsche 356B. De Beaufort was also entered in 356B (1013), but only raced the 1010. The opposition in the GT class was fierce with two other 356s, a handful of Ferraris, two Aston Martins, a Corvette, three E-types, two Sunbeams, two Lotuses, two Alfas and a Morgan, a Healey and an AC. As soon as in the fourth hour Pon and De Beaufort had to abandon the race with transmission failure.

The race was dominated by Ferrari and won by Hill/Gendebien in their experimental 330LM. Victory in GT class went to Jaguar with E-types finishing fourth and fifth overall.

a complete account of his races

This section features all the events that Carel ran in - it tells you all about his results and the way he scored them.