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Jean-Pierre Jaussaud being interviewed about his win


Patrick Depailler talks about possible win for Renault

03:02Starting grid

Drivers get ready for the race

03:25Starting grid

Warm-up lap starts


Renault leads from Porsche as the green flag waves

06:03Special event

Le Mans classic race

07:28Special event

Grand Prix Historique at Le Mans with Sterling Moss and plenty of cars running off

09:44Race action

Race update as Jean-Pierre Jabouille leads

11:13Pit stop

Pitstop action about an hour in

13:55Pit stop

Porsche of Jacky Ickx, Henri Pescarolo and Jochen Mass is in the pits with gearbox issues

17:22Race action

Day breaks with a race update

18:19Pit stop

A new round of pitstops with problems for Porsche

19:28Race action

The Renault Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Patrick Depailler comes to standstill

21:33Run off

Porsche of Jochen Mass goes off at the Porsche curves


Gérard Larrousse shares his views about the race

23:29Pit stop

3 hours to go as a new round of pitstops begin

24:50Race finish

Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud win for Renault


Crowds suffocate the cars and drivers


Gérard Larrousse on what this win means to Renault


Podium celebration from the drivers. The crowd sings the French National anthem

1978 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on Sep 6, 2018

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History


In 1978 the modified Renault A442B was able to hold off Jacky Ickx and the remaining factory Porsche in the closing stages, and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud / Didier Pironi took the win. After this, Renault left Le Mans to concentrate their efforts on F1.


Episode title1978 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number9
Date addedSeptember 6, 2018
Original dateJune 11, 1978
Run time29:41
CategoryRacing coverage

24 Hours of Le Mans

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