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With Christian Bale and Matt Damon in the lead roles of Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby respectively, the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ movie – a.k.a. ‘Le Mans ’66’ in Europe – opens on Friday, Nov. 15 across the U.S. David Malsher explains why it’s a must-see for motorsport aficionados and how it could turn a wider audience on to the magic of racing.
Peugeot has announced plans to return to the top flight of endurance racing in 2022 with a hypercar programme in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours.
In this amazing video from Ford Performance, amateur footage of the epic Le Mans 24 Hours of 1966 – subject of the Ford v Ferrari feature film released this week – was unearthed in 2015 and is presented here with some great anecdotes of the key employees of the time. Get a feel for the real story before you go and see the film!
In a video produced by Motorius, watch the story behind the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II, particularly Chassis P/1046, and its journey after its historic win at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours – the subject of the Hollywood blockbuster Ford v Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
Jenson Button says he'll "definitely" race in the Le Mans 24 Hours again in future, and could contest the LMP2 class to help prepare him for the FIA World Endurance Championship's hypercar rules.
Bobby Rahal says that the sportscar arm of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team is focused on running the BMW M8s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for 2020, and has downplayed the chances of his squad competing in next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
Motorsport.com columnist Jan Magnussen was on track for a fifth Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro victory with Corvette Racing until a badly-timed safety car left him playing catch-up – and it all unravelled from there…
Corvette drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen have questioned the use of the safety car in the Le Mans 24 Hours, after a late intervention effectively ended the American marque's chances.
Max Verstappen wants to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours with his father Jos and thinks it is possible to contest the event while still racing in F1.
Toyota drivers Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez lost victory in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours because of an incorrectly wired system of tyre pressure sensors.
Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer admits that not taking the chance to join the Toyota LMP1 team at the end of 2016 has played on his mind.
Aston Martin believes a last-minute GTE Pro Balance of Performance change for the Le Mans 24 Hours meant it was reduced from fighting for victory to just "driving around".
Jean-Eric Vergne says that a fault in a ’10 cent’ part was to blame for the Formula E champion’s G-Drive Racing team losing a likely LMP2 class victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Tom Dillmann admits that the ByKolles LMP1 team simply was "not ready" for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours after the squad's mid-season change from Nissan to Gibson engines.
Ben Keating, owner/driver at Keating Motorsports, has described how his privateer Ford GT fell foul of post-race scrutineering in the Le Mans 24 Hours and thereby lost a brilliant triumph in the GTE Am class.
Ford executive chairman Bill Ford has expressed disappointment at the decision to disqualify Keating Motorsports' winning GTE Am entry from last weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Mercedes' most recent appearance in the Le Mans 24 Hours will forever be famous for the sight of its cars taking to the air. 20 years on from the 1999 event, which Mercedes eventually withdrew from following its third airborne accident of the week.
Formula 2 title contender Nyck de Vries says that he felt 'hopeless' in his high-speed accident towards the closing stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Keating Motorsports team that was stripped of its GTE Am class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours "should have built in a little more margin", admits driver Jeroen Bleekemolen.