Have are some interesting pictures for you race fans out there...
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Thursday, 2 May 2013
The most famous endurance race in the world will be upon us very soon, And to make it even more interesting this 90 year Porsche are returning...in 2014.They have been away some years now, But I bet they have something up there sleeve to show the world of endurance racing. Good Luck Porsche, I and other race fans around the world welcome your return.....At Last....You will give Audi a run for the money...
We have seen many winners from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Porsche & Ford to name a few and legendary drivers such as Bob Wollek, Mario Andretti & Tom Kristensen
I wonder who will join the ever ending list of winners this year.
1923 First Edition of the "24 Heures Du Mans"
1930 Bentley wins for the first time, this will be the sage for the Bentley boys
1949 Luigi Chinetti wins the event with Ferrari
1955 A Very bad accident in the first hours of the race, killing 80 people
1967 The "Race of the Century", 300,000 fans arrive to attend the fight against Ford & Ferrari/breaking the 5000 km mark for the first time.
1970 First of many victories for Porsche and the making of the Le Mans film with Steve McQueen.
1971 The introduction of the flying start & not standing
1972 Matra, Pescarolo & Graham Hill win. Hill is the only driver having won in Le Mans, in Indianapolis & Being F1 world champion
1980 Jean Rondeau becomes the first driver to win in HIS OWN car at Le Mans
1988 Speed record of 405 km/h by the prototype WM with a Peugeot engine
1991 Victory of Mazda, First & only Japanese Manufacturer having Won this event
1998 16th & last victory of Porsche - A Record!
1999 Saw F1 driver Mark Webber victoriously flip his car
2002 Making of the film Michel Vaillant
2006 First victory of a diesel engine at Le Mans, the Audi R10 TDi
2008 Tom Kristensen wins for the 8th time with Audi
2010 Lap record by the Peugeot 908 HDI FAP in 3'19"074, which is an average of 246.463 km/h
2011 13.85" difference on the finishing line between the winning Audi & Peugeot
2012 A Hybrid car puts its name on the list of winners; The Audi R18 e-tron Quattro
And Finally this is what it is all about, Winning 24 Heures Du Mans..Congratulations Audi....But who will be up for this years challenge...
Until next time bloggers, keep em peeled......
By: Big Motoring World Blog On 12:33