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LeMans champions

The Le Mans 24-hour motor race is held annually in June in the French town Le Mans. The most remembered motor race in history is the 1955 Le Mans because of a crash between a Mercedes and an Austin-Healy sent Mercedes part into the crowd and killed 80 spectators. It was a titantic struggle between Britain and Germany, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. Afterwards, the Swiss government banned all motor racing and Mercedes withdrew from racing for many year.

LeMans champions

Year Drivers Make
2013 Tom Kristensen (DK) / Allan McNish (UK) / Loïc Duval (FRA) Audi R18 e-tron quattro
2012 Marcel Fässler (CH) / André Lotterer (GER) / Benoît Tréluyer (FRA) Audi R18 e-tron quattro
2011 Andre Lotterer (GER) / Marcel Fassler (CH) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) Audi R18 TDI
2010 Mike Rockenfeller (GER)/Timo Bernhard (GER)/Romain Dumas (Spain) Audi R15 TDI plus
2009 Marc Gene (Spain)/ David Brabham (Australia) / Alex Wurz (Austria) Peugeot 908 DHi
2008 Rinaldo Capello (Italy) / Allan McNish (Scotland) / Tom Kristensen
(DEN)
Audi R10 diesel
2007 Frank Biela (GER) / Emanuele Pirro (ITA) / Marco Werner (GER) Audi R10 diesel
2006 Frank Biela (GER) / Emanuele Pirro (ITA) / Marco Werner (GER) Audi R10 diesel
2005 Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) / J.J. LEHTO (FIN) / Marco WERNER (GER) Audi R8
2004 Seiji ARA (JAP) / Rinaldo CAPELLO (ITA) / Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) Audi R8
2003 Rinaldo CAPELLO (ITA) / Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) / Guy SMITH (GBR) Bentley EXP Speed 8
2002 Frank BIELA (GER) / Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) / Emanuele PIRRO (ITA) Audi R8
2001 Frank BIELA (GER) / Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) / Emanuele PIRRO (ITA) Audi R8
2000 Frank BIELA (GER) / Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) / Emanuele PIRRO (ITA) Audi R8
1999 Yannick DALMAS (FRA) / Pierluigi MARTINI (ITA) / Joachim WINKELHOCK (GER) BMW V12 LMR
1998 Laurent AIELLO (FRA) / Allan McNISH (GBR) / Stephane ORTELLI (FRA) Porsche 911 GT1-98
1997 Michele ALBORETO (ITA) / Stefan JOHANSSON (SWE) / Tom KRISTENSEN (DEN) TWR Porsche WSC95
1996 Davy JONES (USA) / Manuel REUTER (GER) / Alex WURZ (AUT) Joest Porsche WSC95
1995 Yannick DALMAS (FRA) / J.J. LEHTO (FIN) / Masanori SEKIYA (JAP) McLaren F1 GTR
1994 Mauro BALDI (ITA) / Yannick DALMAS (FRA) / Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) Dauer Porsche 962LM
1993 Christophe BOUCHUT (FRA) / Geoff BRABHAM (AUS) / Eric HELARY (FRA) Peugeot 905B
1992 Mark BLUNDELL (GBR) / Yannick DALMAS (FRA) / Derek WARWICK (GBR) Peugeot 905
1991 Bertrand GACHOT (BEL) / Johnny HERBERT (GBR) / Volker WEIDLER (GER) Mazda 787B
1990 Martin BRUNDLE (GBR) / Price COBB (USA) / John NIELSEN (DEN) Jaguar XJR-12
1989 Stanley DICKENS (SWE) / Jochen MASS (GER) / Manuel REUTER (GER) Sauber Mercedes C9
1988 Johnny DUMFRIES (SCO) / Jan LAMMERS (HOL) / Andy WALLACE (GBR) Jaguar XJR-9LM
1987 Derek BELL (GBR) / Al HOLBERT (USA) / Hans-Joachim STUCK (GER) Porsche 962C
1986 Derek BELL (GBR) / Al HOLBERT (USA) / Hans-Joachim STUCK (GER) Porsche 962C
1985 Paolo BARILLA (ITA) / Klaus LUDWIG (GER) / John “WINTER” (GER) Porsche 956B
1984 Klaus LUDWIG (GER) / Henri PESCAROLO (FRA) Porsche 956B
1983 Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) / Al HOLBERT (USA) / Vern SCHUPPAN (AUS) Porsche 956
1982 Derek BELL (GBR) / Jacky ICKX (BEL) Porsche 956
1981 Derek BELL (GBR) / Jacky ICKX (BEL) Porsche 936/81
1980 Jean-Pierre JAUSSAUD (FRA) / Jean RONDEAU (FRA) Rondeau 379B – Ford
Year Drivers Make
1979 Klaus LUDWIG (GER) / Bill WHITTINGTON (USA) / Don WHITTINGTON (USA) Porsche 935-K3
1978 Jean-Pierre JAUSSAUD (FRA) / Didier PIRONI (FRA) Alpine A442B – Renault
1977 Jurgen BARTH (GER) / Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) / Jacky ICKX (BEL) Porsche 936
1976 Jacky ICKX (BEL) / Gijs van LENNEP (HOL) Porsche 936
1975 Derek BELL (GBR) / Jacky ICKX (BEL) Mirage GR8 – Ford
1974 Gerard LARROUSSE (FRA) / Henri PESCAROLO (FRA) Matra-Simca MS670B
1973 Gerard LARROUSSE (FRA) / Henri PESCAROLO (FRA) Matra-Simca MS670B
1972 Graham HILL (GBR) / Henri PESCAROLO (FRA) Matra-Simca MS670
1971 Gijs van LENNEP (HOL) / Helmut MARKO (AUT) Porsche 917K
1970 Richard ATTWOOD (GBR) / Hans HERMANN (GER) Porsche 917K
1969 Jacky ICKX (BEL) / Jackie OLIVER (GBR) Ford GT40
1968 Lucien BIANCHI (BEL) / Pedro RODRIGUEZ (MEX) Ford GT40
1967 A.J. FOYT Jr. (USA) / Dan GURNEY (USA) Ford GT Mk4
1966 Chris AMON (NZL) / Bruce McLAREN (NZL) Ford GT Mk2
1965 Masten GREGORY (USA) / Jochen RINDT (AUT) Ferrari 275LM
1964 Jean GUICHET (FRA) / Nino VACCARELLA (ITA) Ferrari 275P
1963 Lorenzo BANDINI (ITA) / Ludovico SCARFIOTTI (ITA) Ferrari 250P
1962 Olivier GENDEBIEN (BEL) / Phil HILL (USA) Ferrari 330LM
1961 Olivier GENDEBIEN (BEL) / Phil HILL (USA) Ferrari 250TR 61
1960 Paul FRERE (BEL) / Olivier GENDEBIEN (BEL) Ferrari 250TR 59/60
1959 Roy SALVADORI (GBR) / Carroll SHELBY (USA) Aston Martin DBR1
1958 Olivier GENDEBIEN (BEL) / Phil HILL (USA) Ferrari 250TR
1957 Ivor BUEB (GBR) / Ron FLOCKHART (GBR) Jaguar D-type
1956 Ron FLOCKHART (GBR) / Ninian SANDERSON (GBR) Jaguar D-type
1955 Ivor BUEB / Mike HAWTHORN (GBR) Jaguar D-type
1954 Jose Froilan GONZALEZ (ARG) / Maurice TRINTIGNANT (FRA) Ferrari 375 Plus
1953 Duncan HAMILTON (GBR) / Tony ROLT (GBR) Jaguar C-type XK120C
1952 Hermann LANG (GER) / Fritz RIESS (GER) Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1951 Peter WALKER (GBR) / Peter WHITEHEAD (GBR) Jaguar C-type XK120
1950 Jean-Louis ROSIER (FRA) / Louis ROSIER (FRA) Talbot-Lago T26C-GS
1949 Luigi CHINETTI (ITA) / Lord SELSDON (GBR) Ferrari 166MM
1940-48 no races
1939 Pierre VEYRON (FRA) / Jean-Pierre WIMILLE (FRA) Bugatti T57C
1938 Eugene CHABOUD (FRA) / Jean TREMOULET (FRA) Delahaye 135 S
1937 Robert BENOIST (FRA) / Jean-Pierre WIMILLE (FRA) Bugatti T57G
1936 no race
1935 Luis FONTES (ARG) / John HINDMARSH (GBR) Lagonda M45R Rapide
1934 Luigi CHINETTI (ITA) / Philippe ETANCELIN (FRA) Alfa Romeo 8C-2300
1933 Tazio NUVOLARI (ITA) / Raymond SOMMER (ITA) Alfa Romeo 8C-2300
1932 Luigi CHINETTI (ITA) / Raymond SOMMER (FRA) Alfa Romeo 8C-2300
1931 Tim BIRKIN (GBR) / Earl HOWE (GBR) Alfa Romeo 8C-2300
1930 Woolf BARNATO (GBR) / Glen KIDSTON (GBR) Bentley Speed 6
1929 Woolf BARNATO (GBR) / Tim BIRKIN (GBR) Bentley Speed 6
1928 Woolf BARNATO (GBR) / Bernard RUBIN (GBR) Bentley 4.4
1927 John BENJAFIELD (GBR) / Sammy DAVIS (GBR) Bentley 3-litre Sport
1926 Robert BLOCH (FRA) / Andre ROSSIGNOL (FRA) La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
1925 Gerard de COURCELLES (FRA) / Andre ROSSIGNOL (FRA) La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
1924 Frank CLEMENT (GBR) / John DUFF (GBR) Bentley 3-litre Sport
1923 Andre LAGACHE (FRA) / Rene LEONARD (FRA) Chenard & Walcker Sport

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07/27/2010. Category: sports. Tags: , , .

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