Although I’d driven one Formula 2 race for Ferrari in 1968, it was 1972 with the 312PB before I had a regular drive. As it happened, the team manager, Peter Schetty, was Swiss and an excellent former driver in his own right. So we had none of the chaotic pit stops that Ferrari was well known for.
In 1971 Ferrari concentrated on the 312PB deserting the 512, which was in its last year of eligibility. Although leading races and setting fastest laps, it didn’t win until November when Clay Regazzoni and I won the Kyalami Nine Hour race. In 1972, it won every race except Le Mans, where Ferrari didn’t go because of concerns about the reliability of the three litre F1-based engine.
In 1969, when I drove 908s for the Porsche factory team, it was the first time, because of the change in engine size regulations, that Porsche had a chance to win the manufacturers’ championship, which they did. In the early races, Porsche ran five cars, with ten drivers. Six Germans, three English (Vic Elford, Ricahrd Attwood, and I) and one Swiss (Jo Siffert). All this was managed by another excellent Swiss driver and manager, Rico Steinemann.
In 1970 the renowned team owner and manager, John Wyer, took over the running of the official Porsche 917s and 908/03s (built only for the Nurburgring and Targa Florio).
So the short answer to the question is, there wasn’t much difference in the way the teams were run!