This design takes inspiration from the famous “6” GT40 P/1075 that won at Le Mans in 1969, entered by JW Automotive Engineering and driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver. This car also won the previous year wearing the number 9.
This was the last year where competitors started the race by running across the track to their car.
Sponsorship liveries increasingly replaced racing cars painted in their country of origin from the 1960s. Since that time we have seen many striking examples such as Alitalia, Benetton, JPS, Jagermeister, Martini, Malboro and Silk Cut.
The Gulf Oil colours are probably the most well connected to motor racing, despite there being many different varieties of the blue and orange scheme.