Tag Archives: 24 Hours of Le Mans

This Ferrari was only just discovered to be the overall winner at Le Mans in 1963

After reading the heading you're probably wondering how the overall winner at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans was only just discovered after more than half a century. Well, it was only due to a little digging by RM Sotheby's after being consigned a very special 1963 Ferrari 275 P. The car, bearing chassis No. 0816, was already known to be the overall winner at...

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Aston Martin likely to race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was revealed by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview with...

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Report: Ferrari, Ford pull out of WEC’s “Hypercar” class talks

Organizers of the World Endurance Championship, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are currently embroiled with automakers, teams and other stakeholders over a major shakeup to the series' top class in time for the 2020/2021 season. The current proposal is to replace the current LMP1 class with a so-called Hypercar class (a final name is yet to be...

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SCG reveals new hypercar bound for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus founder James Glickenhaus is clearly a man who loves cars. He loves them so much, in fact, he wants to create new ones to bring joy to the world. He started creating fabulous machines back in 1971 when he converted a Lola T70 race car into a machine he could drive on the street. That was 001. His real claim to fame was with 002...

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Animated film examines 1955 Le Mans tragedy

Think for a moment about how many children were turned on to automotive culture by Pixar's movie "Cars", and then by that film's successors. Might graphic novels and animated films be the way we educate our grandchildren and future generations to the lifestyle we so enjoy as car enthusiasts? Consider that in 2016, Swiss artist Sando Garbo and...

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Toyota wins 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans after so many years of heartbreak

After more than a decade of heart-crushing defeats, Toyota finally won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, claiming both the overall win and the LMP1 class. Piloting the number No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid were Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso, with Nakajima behind the wheel at the end of the race. The No. 8 car started the...

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Why is Toyota developing a new hypercar?

On Friday Toyota announced it would build a hypercar and that development has already begun. On Sunday, the Japanese automaker finally won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Don't for a second think these two developments aren't related. When Toyota showed the Gazoo Racing Super Sport concept at the Tokyo Motor Salon in January, some were left scratching their heads...

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Toyota wins 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans after so many years of heartbreak

After more than a decade of heart-crushing defeats, Toyota finally won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, claiming both the overall win and the LMP1 class. Piloting the number No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid were Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso, with Nakajima behind the wheel at the end of the race. The No. 8 car started the...

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Toyota wins 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans after so many years of heartbreak

After more than a decade of heart-crushing defeats, Toyota finally won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, claiming both the overall win and the LMP1 class. Piloting the number No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid were Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso, with Nakajima behind the wheel at the end of the race. The No. 8 car started the...

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1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction

The story of Ford versus Ferrari is one that resonates with anyone interested in racing. Ferrari was the big bad bully on the block while Ford looked to make a splash on the global racing scene. To do so, the Blue Oval brand needed a win at the highest level. In 1966, Ford got that win with a 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The cars driven to this...

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