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.

Luigi and the Lord: Ferrari’s victorious 1949 Le Mans

For our series “The Legends of Le Mans,” we look back at “Luigi and the Lord” who helped Ferrari achieve its 1st Le Mans victory.

When Jaguar ruled at Le Mans again

The late, great Tom Walkinshaw, head of TWR and mastermind of successful touring car and sportscar efforts in the 1980s – including the works Jaguar effort at Le Mans in 1988 – and then multiple world…

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

In the run-up to Le Mans, we at wec-magazin.com are taking a look back at the great tradition and character of the great 24-hour race. In this article, we turn to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans – one ra…

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

We are but a matter of weeks away from the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. Here at wec-magazin.com, we would like to take a look back at some of the highlights of the legendary race. Each article in the s…

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

We are but a matter of weeks away from the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. Here at wec-magazin.com, we would like to take a look back at some of the highlights of the legendary race. Each article in the s…