Declarações

Declarações

 1936  1938 

Rene Dreyfus
When I brought the Delahaye in for the first refueling we were in first or second place. The car was perfect, it was running just beautifully. My co-driver Henry Stoffel, who had been at Le Mans many times, was anxious or clumsy, and he pulled the door so hard that he bent the hinges. They tried and tried to fix it and started to wire it shunt, but the pit steward said it had to open and shut, and that we would be disqualified if it did not work normally. It took one hour and 15 minutes to fix the hinge, and I was beside myself. By the time it was fixed, we were in 44th place, so I said I was going to go out and enjoy myself and drive as fast as I pleased. We were so far back and the car was running so sweet, I was passing everybody. When I came for refueling, we were 24th and Stoffel was ready, but I was having so much fun, I said I wanted to keep driving. In the morning Stoffel took a turn, and then I got back in and we finished third.
Americans at Le Mans

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