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Lola T280 Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland Le Mans 1972
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Lola T280 Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland Le Mans 1972

Jo Bonnier, Gérard Larrousse, Gijs van Lennep

model car

manufacturer: Spark

material: Resin

scale: 1/43

reference number: 20-39435

79,95

Prices are quoted incl. VAT plus shipping costs

EAN: 9580006994356 manufacturer ref. no.: S9435 size approx.: 10 cm

Throughout his career, Stockholm-born Joakim Bonnier was not only an all-rounder on the race track, competing in Formula 1 and the World Sports Car Championship at the same time. As head of the Grand Prix Drivers Association from the 1960s onwards, he worked to improve safety in motorsport and later set up a sales organisation for Lola racing cars in Switzerland. From 1966, he drove in his own Formula 1 team and still found the time to celebrate numerous successes in the World Sports Car Championship with Ferrari, Porsche, Chaparral, Alfa Romeo, Mirage and, of course, Lola.

His yellow cars with the white and red stripes were the trademark of his Ecurie Bonnier. After the 1971 Interseries season in the mighty Lola T222, the Swede wanted to give it another go at the age of 42 and entered two Lola T280 3-litre Spiders, painted in a striking Swiss Emmental cheese design, for the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans. His Lola with the #8 was in the lead at times, but on Sunday morning Joakim Bonnier collided with a Ferrari while braking for the Indianapolis corner. The Lola was thrown over the crash barriers into the trees and Bonnier was killed instantly.