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Third time lucky for Peugeot at Le Mans 2009

2009 becomes the year of the long waited victory for the the Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP and its drivers, all ex-Formula One drivers, David Brabham (whose brother Gary won with Peugeot 16 years ago), Marc Gené and Alexander Wurz (who won here in 1996 on his debut). From the end of the very first lap […]

Peugeot take Pole Position for Le Mans 2009

Stéphane Sarrazin, driving the No.8 Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP has qualified for a third consecutive pole position in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The Frenchman, gave a shining performance at the very end of Thursday’s session, after gaining pole position in 2007 and 2008. He put in two flying laps, during which he was slowed […]

Aston Martin looks Forward to the start of the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours

Aston Martin’s preparations for the start of the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours, the manufacturer’s first in the LMP1 category, are well underway after the three Gulf-liveried Aston Martin Racing cars passed through technical scrutineering Tuesday morning. All the cars participating in the Le Mans 24 Hours are obliged to undergo scrutineering, which is designed […]

Drayson Racing Embraces the Le Mans Dream

Drayson Racing Embraces Le Mans Dream with All-British Driver Line-up in Aston Martin Vantage GT2 The 24 Heures du Mans holds a poignant place in the heart and mind of even the most casual observer. It is a special race that transcends cars and drivers to reach mythical status; an event of which dreams are […]

Martin Haven: Le Mans bound again

Le Mans bound again They say you never forget your first kiss. For me, it was 1967, on the minibus to St Joseph’s Convent, Lincoln but as for the lucky girl – fortunately for her, the name is lost in the mists of time. Still, we were only six! Some first loves do endure, however […]

Top 5 tips to help you enjoy Le Mans 2009

With just days to go until you head off to the Le Mans 24 hours, you will no doubt be getting excited about the race (so are we!). To help you enjoy your time away we have come up with our top 5 tips for making the most of your time at the circuit. Tip […]

Carroll Shelby looks back at the 1959 Le Mans win with Aston Martin

“It was an amazing time with Aston Martin, which I will always have a huge amount of affection for. In particular, I’ve got so many memories of 1959 and they’re actually all very different memories. We went through gallons of oil, for example. At the end of the race [Aston Martin’s then owner] David Brown […]

Aston Martin goes back to the future

As will be the case in 2009, Aston Martin entered three factory cars in the 1959 race: for Stirling Moss/Jack Fairman, Roy Salvadori/Carroll Shelby and Paul Frère /Maurice Trintignant. At the time Ferrari was the dominant force in endurance racing, so the Aston Martin team entered the race as underdogs and had to come up […]