Keating motorsports ford gt wins gte am class at 24 hours. The new ford gt race car for wec and le mans competition unveiled friday at le mans, france. The two toyota ts050 hybrids rounded out the podium at the sixhour race at the circuit of the americas in austin, texas this weekend. The lone star le mans, round 5 of the fia world endurance championship was another opportunity for corvette racing to continue tweaking the new c8. Le mans stickers featuring millions of original designs created by independent artists. These invitations are the fruit of the 2017 results from the 24 hours of le mans, and the european le mans series and michelin gt3 le mans cup championships. Classic le mans trackside camping booking ferry, racing. This is the scene that cemented the porsche 911 as one of cinemas alltime classic cars, according to the listing. Ford is again returning to le mans with the ford gt, following victory in 2016 exactly 50 years after a 123 victory at the 1966 le mans 24 hours.
Late last year, the first allnew 2017 ford gt road car rolled off the production line, capping a year that saw ford celebrate a winning return to le mans with the ford gt race car, 50 years after a 123 victory at the 1966 le mans 24 hours. Jul 25, 2018 down came the curtain on the 2018 le mans classic when the chequered flag fell on the pits straight of the sarthe track at 4. Jun 12, 2015 this weekends le mans 24 hours will be the 83rd running of a nowunique event. Le mans movie poster 1971 auto racing film starring steve mcqueen, featuring a classic racing duel between the porsche 917 and ferrari 512 a poster from the steve mcqueen classic le mans. Porsche wins the 2015 24 hours of le mans autoblog. Le mans 24hour race now has technology and spectacle in. The gt, following some early trials and tribulations during its return to racing, finished first, third and fourth at its first return to le mans in june 2016 beating ferrari. Le mans classic 2012 nr grid drivers car laps time t. Jan 23, 2004 he has produced a short art film dvd of the event, and examples of other work that has been featured on classic driver include amoc silverstone 2003 photogallery 2002 le mans classic photogallery more great shots from le mans 2002 original photos. Ford have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic le mans 24h 123 finish of the gt40 in 1966 with a win in the. See more ideas about le mans, race cars and sports car racing. See more ideas about le mans, race cars and racing. Designed for the le mans prototype 1 hybrid lmp1h regulations of the fia world endurance championship and the 24 hours of le mans, the gt r lm was unique amongst le mans prototypes at the time for utilizing a front midengine layout for its internal combustion.
The gt40 effort was launched by ford motor company to win longdistance sports car races against ferrari, which won every 24 hours of le mans race from 1960 to 1965. The fastest of the bunch is the dallara p217, which managed 341kph about 205mph down the straights during the test day. Le mans classic 2016 porsche 917, ford gt40, ferrari 312p. Between 1966 and 1969, fords dominated at le mans, winning every race, with a remarkable onetwothree finish in 1966. Summary of annual le mans classic events, seasons 2002 through 2016, including detailed entrylists and results. Nov 08, 2009 gspot tuning presents the gtpsp le mans series lmp1 and lmp2 for le mans prototypes, and gt1 and gt2 for grand touring cars. Those classic shelby race cars in ford v ferrari arent what they.
The 24 hours of le mans 24 heures du mans is the worlds oldest sports car endurance race. The 2017 michelin le mans cup was the 2nd season of the michelin le mans cup. With spectacular images, the new porsche documentary endurance outlines the background, challenges and tireless efforts. Replay race hour 1 2018 24 hours of le mans duration. We drove our classic 1969 fiat 500 to the event and had a fantastic. Le mans news, information, updates, expert analysis and opinions. As it was in the beginning, back in 1923, the race is used by car manufacturers to enhance the image of products. Steve mcqueens le mans racing suit to sell at rm sothebys. Nissan experienced all the pain of a firstyear effort with its frontwheeldrive gt. Having last competed for the win at le mans in 1999, nissan are reentering endurance sportscar racing as a manufacturer with the gt r lm nismo. Pescarolo 01 pilotee par henri pescarolo en personne, toyota gtone, alpine a460, ferrari 333 sp, mclaren f1 gtr, maserati mc12 et autres chrysler viper gtsr. Its worth noting that in the now legendary steve mcqueen film le mans, mcqueens character also drove a porsche 917, in the signature gulf livery. Anyone who likes motorsports or sports movies involving great teamwork will love this artfully shot document from 2008.
Browse our wide selection of amazing le mans videos. The return to le mans full documentary ford duration. When porsche announced it would be expanding to a threecar entry for the 24 hours of le mans in 2015, it was keen to get a bigname star from outside endurance racing into the cockpit. Lmp1group c cars jaguar xjr9 lm race car 88 sauber mercedes c9 race car 89 nissan r89c race car 89 nissan r92cp race car 92 minolta toyota 88cv race car 89 peugeot 905 race car 92 and any other group c cars. Porsche defeats lmp2 cars to win 2017 le mans 24 hours. See more ideas about steve mcqueen, le mans and mcqueen. Spa ferrari sefac ferrari 330 trilm spyder, d, 331, 4451. Nissan experienced all the pain of a firstyear effort with its frontwheeldrive gt r lm nismo. Preparation for the worlds toughest automobile race. Car profiles archives page 8 of 33 sports car digest.
Jann mardenborough reaches top with nissan from virtual. That is what over 80,000 spectators did this last weekend, as they enjoyed all that the le mans classic has to offer. At the 85th edition contested, 60 cars and 180 drivers will again take up the challenge. It began on may at the autodromo nazionale monza and finished on 21 october at the algarve international circuit. First unveiled to the media at le mans last year, the ford gts le mans victory comes 395 days after the car turned a wheel for the first time on may 20, 2015, at calabogie motorsports park in canada. Sundaram tagore brings bold, singlehued works to art central 2015. Grove brothers 426 hemipowered opel, green valley 1975. Down came the curtain on the 2018 le mans classic when the chequered flag. Alltime film rental champs, variety, 7 january 1976 p 46. The gt40 broke ferraris streak in 1966 and went on to win the next three annual races. Le mans classic, episode 10, will be held from july 2 to 5, 2020.
The event represents one leg of the triple crown of motorsport. Le mans classic 2012 peter auto racing timing results. Various footages taken during le mans classic 2016 paddock, pregrid, track. Porsche dramatically wins despite losing an hour in the pits new, 1 comment a decimated field in the lmp1 classification allowed porsche to fight back in the final hour of.
Endurance stunning porsche documentary on youtube and. The 24 hours of le mans on 1516 june 2019 and the 24hour race on the nurburgringnordschleife just one week later put drivers, engineers and team managers under stresses seldom experienced in such a concentrated form. Browse through the latest indepth news for le mans teams, drivers, and constructors with videos. Last year at le mans classic 2014, i saw that there was a pistonheads club area in the paddock. The 84th 24 hours of le mans was an automobile endurance racing event held for le mans. Directed by keith cossrow and bennett visltear, the film follows the factory audi le mans prototype team as it stumbles through the 12 hours of sebring and the km of monza. How a fragile sbox conquered a sportscar classic gt. R, gathering vital data to prepare for super sebring. High quality le mans inspired tshirts by independent artists and designers from around the world. With cars running at full throttle for significant periods and immense stops, le mans will test any machine. Add in the heat of a french summer and its a wonder any vehicle survives.
Designed for the le mans prototype 1 hybrid lmp1h regulations of the fia world endurance championship and the 24 hours of le mans, the gt r lm was unique amongst le mans prototypes at the time for utilizing a front midengine layout for. Jul 28, 2004 over 50,000 visitors attended the second running of the le mans classic, held last weekend at the famous 24 hours circuit. Wec 2015 24 heures du mans race highlights youtube. Le mans news, information, updates, expert analysis and.
Porsche and le mans june 10, 2015 february 19, 2016 tim havermans 2278 views 24 hours of le mans, france, lmp1, wec as the most successful manufacturer in the history of the le mans 24hour race, porsche tackles the 83rd running of the worlds most famous long distance event on saturday with a record contingent. Spas renowned microclimate evened up the playing field, while repeated safety cars allowed the tvr to have a breather from time to time. It is considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and has been called the grand prix of endurance and efficiency. Le mans classic 2020 will once again be the opportunity to escape in another motor sport era. For the 50th anniversary of fords historic 1966 victory, the blue oval will take its new ford gt to le mans to see if it can live up to its spiritual successor. Grove brothers hemi opel drag cars, ford classic cars. It began in 2002 and runs every two years in july on the full. It will put together the cars which wrote the 24 hours history book between 1923 and 1979. Many of the featured cars driven in the movie the shelby cobra that miles.
The full story of porsches 2015 le mans win porsche factory driver nick tandy is the latest special guest to feature on the autosport podcast, which covers his life and career. Le mans was filmed on location on the le mans circuit between june and november 1970, including during that seasons actual 24 hours of le mans race in midjune. The official subreddit for the fia world endurance championship, and the acos 24 hours of le mans. Taylor believes backtoback success in the american sportscar classic proves his squad is worthy of. See more ideas about le mans, steve mcqueen and steve mcqueen le mans. The ford gt race car will debut in 2016, and will be campaigned by chip ganassi racing. The mk iis victory was the first win for an american manufacturer in a major european race since jimmy murphys. The 1980 porsche 924 carrera gt le mans racer was recently reunited with its british driver lineup at silverstone prior to beginning restoration by porsche classic centre partners. Juan pablo montoya says winning 24 hours of le mans is. The series featured lmp3 and gt3 category cars competing in their respective class. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Pescarolo 01 driven by henri pescarolo himself, toyota gtone, alpine a460.
Steve mcqueens le mans movie porsche 911 is for sale. The iconic screenworn suit will cross the block as part of the companys new york icons sale, which takes place in manhattan on december 6 to his fans steve mcqueen will always be cinematic king of cool, but in his own mind he was often. The event represents one leg of the triple crown of motorsport, other events. Featuring more cars and activities, everyone who went agreed it was a tremendous success and must be repeated in 2006. At this years le mans ford gt revival meeting in spa, belgium, stander. Bronson gareth burnett richard evans talbot 105 bgh 21 20 2.
Decorate your laptops, water bottles, notebooks and windows. Where is the beautiful cathedral at the very beginning of the film where is the picture about the blue simca arianne with a black roof. A herculean effort from the ford chip ganassi team has transformed the car into a le mans winner in just over one year. There is no better place to be than at the le mans circuit, in the sunshine, watching the performance cars of years gone by race each other to the limit. Lone star le mans rebellion racing claims top spot for second time this fia wec season. Swiss team rebellion racing has clinched its second win of the 20192020 fia world endurance championship season. The film opens with mcqueen driving a gray porsche around the city of le mans. Fords new gt in the hands of dirk muller set a lap time of three minutes and 51. Results and photo gallery from the 2012 le mans classic historic races, held july at the. Final teams classification le mans classic 2012 nr grid drivers car laps time t. Force india driver nico hulkenberg, who won the 2015 race with porsche would be unable to return and defend. The 2005 le mans series opener certainly fitted the bill.
The new gibson engine, and le mans aero has relegated the quickest lmp1 car to th on the speed trap in a straight line. I believe it holds the record for the longest time elapsed before the first line of dialogue something like 45 minutes. Keating motorsports ford gt wins gte am class at 24 hours of le mans. A racing suit worn by steve mcqueen in the classic film le mans is heading for auction at rm sothebys this december. When it comes to endurance racing, the ford gt40 is undeniably a legend. The nissan gt r lm nismo was a sports prototype racing car built by the nissan motor company and their motorsports division nismo. For le mans record holder porsche, it is the 19th overall win in the worlds toughest race and the third in a row meaning the german manufacturer can now keep the famous trophy.
The story of its success in the le mans 24 hours is fuelled by competition, passion, revenge and hard work all captured brilliantly in the james mangold film, ford v ferrari. The short film le mans 1955 is a powerful examination of a dark moment in racing history. One letter from famous movie titles and illustrates the results. For earl bamber it is his second le mans overall win at the wheel of the porsche 919 hybrid after 2015. Le mans classic 2018 porsche classic le mans race duration. The 917 gave porsche its first overall wins at the 24 hours of le mans in 1970 and 1971. With 18 overall and 105 class wins, porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of this prestigious pursuit twice around the clock and is represented again this year by a large contingent. Steve mcqueens great hollywood escape was his need for le mans speed 3 out of 5 stars. Porsches recentlyreleased documentary film takes fans behind the scenes of two gruelling 24hour races in as many weekends last year, at le mans and the. Comprising private, racespecific sections of track in addition to public roads which remain accessible. Check out the 2015 fia world endurance championship 24 hours of le mans race highlights. Le mans classic 2014 1966 to 1971 photos, results, report. Why ford returned to le mans with gt and not mustang.1076 1498 1620 1420 457 516 39 38 211 1336 1537 275 651 375 936 1389 367 1605 159 145 1033 741 393 926 1294 962 1237 768 982