This was one of two 312 Ferraris entered by Luigi Chinetti’s NART and was very well placed before overheating put it out. The team had replaced the nose earlier in an attempt to solve the problem – thus the hastily painted number. Chinetti, the man with glasses and tie in the upper left background, was Ferrari’s North American distributor and winner of the marque’s first Le Mans in 1949 – the first of many.