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Photo of the Day: Surtees & Bondurant at Daytona (1965)

Submitted by on February 25, 2014

1465123_1437452766482701_861186800_nBob Bondurant and John Surtees line up at the commencement of the 1965 Daytona 2000km.

Bob sits behind the wheel of the #72 Ford GT, with Surtees locking eyes from the open cabin of his Ferrari 330 P2. Surtees was at the time the reigning Formula 1 World Champion, a title which would have made him quite an intimidating figure on the grid – however luck would see his car retire with axle trouble. Bondurant would go on the place third with team mate Richie Ginther, with the other Ford backed GT #73 of Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby winning the race. Jo Schlesser slotted into second place, landing his ride in Formula 1 in the following year.

Read more about the legendary John Surtees here.

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