Watch: Derek Bell explains the 917


The Porsche 917 scored its first-ever race win 47 years ago today, when Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens won the 1969 Austrian Grand Prix, or the Austrian 1,000 Kilometres.

Hear from Brian Redman and Derek Bell as they remember one the fastest and most iconic sports car.

If you have a bit more time on your hands, relive the 1970 International Championship of Makes season with John Wyer, Pedro Rodriguez, Jo Siffert and others.

There’s a wealth of features on the Archive about the Porsche 917, trawl through them all here.

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