In 1978, this Alpine A443 was the fastest car of Alpine A442-A443 family.
Powered by an rebored engine, more powerful, this Alpine A443 was driven by 2 Formula 1 drivers, Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Patrick Depailler,
This crew would have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans without a turbo pressure change, to improve reliability, against the opinion of the drivers.
The sister car, the Alpine A442B with Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud won 24 hours of Le Mans in 1978, against Porsche!
An absolute victory for Alpine after 15 participations.
Photo taken during Mans Classic 2006.
An unusual point of view. A view of the driver, Jean Ragnotti in the middle of car, taking the relay of Alain Serpaggi, checking all manometers before to take the track.
We imagine easily the concentration of the driver here, even if we do not see his eyes