The 24 Hours of Le Mans have long since fascinated motorsport fans around the world. Year in, year out, drivers and teams flock to the Circuit de la Sarthe to race twice around the clock in the oldest motor race in the world. Le Mans is a place where stories are written and legends born. In our series, Legends of Le Mans, we have put together some of the stories that make this wonderful race so unique.
Ferrari’s victorious 1949 Le Mans
We look back at “Luigi and the Lord” who helped Ferrari achieve its 1st Le Mans victory in 1949.
When Jaguar ruled at Le Mans again
Jaguar returned to the 24h Le Mans in 80s.The year 1988 marked a turnaround in the British marque’s fortunes.
The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans
We turn to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans – one race that delivered an unrivalled battle of strategy and intrigue.
The Story of Derek Bell
When ever anyone takes a glance at British sports car racing, Derek Bell is the name which leaps off of the page.
Pierre Levegh’s Solo Drive
Three drivers form a team at Le Mans. But there was a time when one man contested the race alone.