Le Mans 24 Hours articles on F1 Fanatic archive
The Triple Crown: a forgotten triumph 10th June 2010, 9:31
Will anyone ever match Graham Hill’s incredible feat of winning the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours? Guest writer Tom Bellingham thinks not. What is the greatest achievement in motor sport? Michael Schumacher’s seven world championships? Sebastien Loeb?óÔé¼Ôäós six world rally titles? Valentino Rossi?óÔé¼Ôäós nine championships on motorbikes? They are all […]
F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours 8th June 2010, 17:30
The Le Mans 24 Hours has been won by 64 different F1 drivers since it was first held in 1923. Last year the winning car was piloted by three former F1 racers – Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham. This year 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell is among the 24 F1 drivers taking part […]
Ten must-watch races of 2010 (Video) 21st February 2010, 11:30
We’re all F1 fanatics here but even with a biggest-ever calendar of 19 races this year that still leaves 33 F1-free weekends. So what’s the other must-see racing action in 2010 this year? Here’s my top ten picks – name yours below.
Lola criticises Aston Martin over Le Mans publicity 2nd March 2009, 22:49
Lola has issued a press release criticising Aston Martin for what Lola describes as ‘misrepresentation’ of its Le Mans effort: Following a number of inaccurate and misleading quotes given by the Aston Martin Chairman David Richards, regarding the supply of the Lola LMP1 chassis to Aston Martin Racing for this year?óÔé¼Ôäós Le Mans 24 Hours […]
Good news from Aston Martin and Volvo 29th January 2009, 23:34
There has been a lot of doom and gloom for the motor racing fan since the end of last season. First Seat announced an abrupt withdrawal from the British Touring Car Championship ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.
Goodwood Festival of Speed – Sports cars 12th July 2008, 20:12
Here are some more pictures from the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed. These are some of the sports car that were driving up the hill including the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours winning Aston Martin DBR9. Previous Le Mans winner Bentley was also there with the Speed 8 that triumphed in 2003. Other cars featured […]
Audi edges Peugeot in classic Le Mans 24 Hours duel 15th June 2008, 14:05
Audi’s three-car team of Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen was victorious in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a thrilling race-long duel with Peugeot. For McNish it is his second victory in the classic French event . He first won it in 1998 but lost a second win cruelly in the late stages […]
F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours 10th June 2008, 20:23
It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours. I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have […]
Another sports car flips: Marc Gene destroys Peugeot in Le Mans 24 Hours practice 4th June 2008, 22:08
A little over a month after Stephane Ortelli’s horrific crash at Monza another sports car has been destroyed in an accident where the car flipped. Ex-F1 driver Marc Gene flipped his Peugeot 908 HDi in a practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hours race next week. He suffered a hairline fracture of his toe.