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?σΤιΌΤδσs Le Mans 24 Hours … Continue reading Lola criticises Aston Martin over Le Mans publicity
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 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.
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 … Continue reading Goodwood Festival of Speed – Sports cars
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 … Continue reading Audi edges Peugeot in classic Le Mans 24 Hours duel
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 … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours
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.