The Alley

Christmas Lights, Le Mans Style

The colorful trackside lights at Le Mans 2012 are accented by a single leader light on the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid of 2011 race champions Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler. In taking the first ever Le Mans victory for a hybrid, in this case a turbo-diesel-flywheel hybrid with electric wheel motors mounted on the front, the trio defended the Le Mans title and made history in 2012. Ben and Andre went on to...

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Santa’s Sleigh?

Has Santa chosen a red Ferrari 458 Italia as his official sleigh for Christmas 2012? Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander made their appointed rounds at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012 to claim the GT victory. Although there is not a lot of trunk space for presents, Fisi and Gimmi also won the FIA-World Endurance Championship GT crown, while their American “cousins” at Extreme Speed Motorsports, Scott...

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