Legends of Le Mans

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.

Legends of Le Mans – The start of the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

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.

Legends of Le Mans – Derek Bell in the Brands Hatch paddock

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.

Legends of Le Mans – Pierre Levegh driving a Mercedes at Le Mans in the 1950s

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.