Matra meets Ferrari.—The first meeting between these two makes for more than two years resulted in victory for the French firm, whose cars handled better on the difficult Vallelunga circuit. Left, lckx made the best start to lead Cevert, while Merzario held up Pescarolo for 59 laps, followed by Schenken and Bell’s Gulf-Mirage. Soon all three Ferraris had problems with their front tyres chunking, the result of understeer characteristics, and lckx (right) made four pit stops in the first hour. The rule limiting four mechanics to work on a car has apparently been forgotten in the heat of the moment. Below, Pescarolo in the winning car which he shared with Larrousse and Cevert. They finished only a minute ahead of the Reutemann/Schenken Ferrari, but it was still a comfortable win. Far right, Can-Am Champion George Follmer shared a Martini & Rossi-backed Porsche Carrera with Kauhsen to win the Group 4 category, placed seventh overall.