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Experience the 1978 Italian GP with Jacques Laffite

Submitted by on February 18, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 4.32.09 pmRide onboard the ’78 Matra powered Ligier F1 car, and listen to that V12 scream!

Soak up the fascinating precision of racing hero Jacques Laffite as he ushers the ferocity of the Ligier Matra V12 around Monza during the 1978 Italian Grand Prix. The clip is of course, from Lap of the Gods. Laffite would go on to place 4th overall in the event, with Niki Lauda, John Watson and Carlos Reutemann taking the podium. The race was marred by the tragic death of Ronnie Peterson towards the beginning of the event, who would go on to place 2nd in the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship posthumously.

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