24h Le Mans
21 cars of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Geneva (16): the Renault-Alpine A442 B (1978)
In partnership with Rolex, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show (March 6 to 16) 21 cars in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Among them, the Renault-Alpine A442 B in 1978.
June 10 & 11, 1978: 46th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Renault-Alpine race results
Winners: Didier Pironi-Jean Pierre Jaussaud (No. 2)
Fourth: Guy Fréquelin-Jean Ragnotti-José Dolhem-Jean Pierre Jabouille (No. 4)
Retired: Jean Pierre Jarier-Derek Bell (No. 3), Jean Pierre Jabouille-Patrick Depailler (No. 1)
- After two consecutive victories as a Matra driver (1973-74), Gérard Larrousse won in 1978 as the sports director for Renault-Alpine.
- After its win in La Sarthe, the Renault V6 was the first turbocompressed engine to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, thanks to Jean-Pierre Jabouille.
Jean-Philippe Doret / ACO
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