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Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win
Jun13

Gurney and Foyt relive Ford ’67 win

The story of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt’s win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1967 is the stuff of racing legend and notable in more ways than one. The second of four in a row for Ford with the GT 40, the podium prompted the birth of the champagne celebration now traditional around the world. Fifty years later, this remains the only win for an All-American team, driver and car at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Of the four Ford victories (1966,...

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Toyota and Corvette top Le Mans test day
Jun04

Toyota and Corvette top Le Mans test day

Toyota may have suffered heartbreak at the end of last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans but their speed at this year’s Le Mans test day has demonstrated the Japanese brand is out to make amends for last year. Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest lap of the day in the No. 7 TS050 Hybrid he shares with Mike Conway and Stéphane Sarrazin. His time of 3mins 18.132secs was more than five seconds quicker than the best Toyota lap at the 2016...

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Le Mans 2030 – Challenge Design winners revealed
Oct20

Le Mans 2030 – Challenge Design winners revealed

In collaboration with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Michelin today announced the winners of the global 2017 Michelin Challenge Design, “Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.” Works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, India, Portugal and Russia were among the winners and finalists selected by a distinguished jury of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts. The...

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Ford brings the trophy home
Jul13

Ford brings the trophy home

The champagne has long since stopped flowing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but there was still one thing left to do for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. On Tuesday, they checked that box. Drivers Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) and team owner Chip Ganassi joined Ford Performance executives to present the winners’ trophy to Ford Motor Company employees on Tuesday at Ford’s Product Development Center, while third-place...

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IMSA stars shine at LeMans
Jun28

IMSA stars shine at LeMans

The stars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were shining throughout the race and on the podium at Le Mans. The Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Muller and Sebastien Bourdais took the prestigious GTE-Pro (GT-LM) class win after a relentless battle with the Risi Ferrari of Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and Matteo Malucelli. Rounding out the IMSA sweep of the podium was the CGR Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and...

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