«Não é o ruído dos motores que me impede de dormir, é o ruído dessa espantosa musiquinha dos altifalantes que me impede de o fazer...»
«It was fantastic! Not just for braking, but for cornering, too, because it gave you the most tremendous down-force and - wet or dry - you had the same benefit in stopping, whereas the Jags could lock a wheel. Lofty England tried to get them banned in practice because his drivers complained that they couldn't see past the Mercs when the brake went up. load of balls! Mercedes countered that by cutting little windows in the pannel.
The D-type was a fantastic car, but as a road-racing car the Mercedes was certainly superior, with its independent suspension, as opposed to the jags' solid rear axle. Normally, they would have eaten us alive at the end of Mulsanne, but with the air brakes we could stay right with them. And at corners like White House we didn't bother with the foot brake at all, we just flipped the air brake up at 170 mph and sailed through at 150 without touching the pedal. That thing would really pull you back!»
«Fangio and I were terribly disappointed when the cars were withdrawn because we would have won the race. John Fitch - Levegh,s co-driver - had spoken with some of the directors of D-B and told them that he thought the cars should be withdrawn, that in deference to the people who had died they should pull the team out. I thought that was wrong - I didn't think it was his place to say that.»