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Winning Ford Mk IV at Sebring 1967 | by Nigel Smuckatelli
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Winning Ford Mk IV at Sebring 1967

Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren drove this new Ford Mk. IV to victory at Sebring in 1967. The victory was cemented by the withdrawal of factory Ferrari prior to the race. Ferrari won 1-2-3 at Daytona six weeks earlier but said they didn't want to race at Sebring because they wanted to concentrate on getting ready for LeMans. However, due to the deaths of four spectators at Sebring in '66 the Ferrari team was worried about a pending lawsuit that materialized at Sebring in 1967. Ferrari was worried that all their cars would be subject to a writ of attachment which would prevent them from removing the cars after the Sebring race. In fact a one million dollar wrongful death suit was filed against Ferrari, Andretti, Sebring, Alec Ulmann and others the week of the '67 Sebring race. Ford Motorsports photo.

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Taken on August 3, 2014