In 1960, Ferrari secured another victory in the World Sports Prototype Championship
The year was 1960 and the World Sports Prototype Championship was once again one of the biggest events in the motorsport world. The championship comprised five legendary races: the 1000 km of Buenos Aires, the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa Florio, the 1000 km of Nürburgring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Aston Martin's withdrawal opened the way for Scuderia Ferrari to reclaim the title. The task was not easy though, because Porsche provided some very decent competition.
Scuderia Ferrari started strong with Phil Hill and Cliff Allison who had triumphed in Argentina. However, Porsche took the lead when a private team won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio at the wheel of the most versatile cars on the grid.
The championship then moved to Germany on the demanding Nordschleife for the 1000 km of Nürburgring, where surprisingly the Camoradi USA Racing Team Maserati driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney earned the top podium, obligating Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in order to secure the title.
Ferrari claimed the title after dominating the French endurance race, placing six cars in the first seven places. The victory came courtesy of the Scuderia's Belgian pair, Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frère, a journalist by trade, in the 250 Testa Rossa.
Second place went to the twin car of the North American Racing Team with the other Belgian, André Pilette, and the Mexican driver Ricardo Rodriguez. Four more 250 GT SWBs finished from fourth to seventh.