COBOURN: Remembering Chris Amon, 73

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ROTORUA, N.Z. —  Chris Amon, the 1966 winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and former Formula One World Championship driver, died Aug. 3 in a hospital in New Zealand of cancer. He was 73. Having started in 96 Formula One races from 1963 to 1976, Amon was perennially known for his poor luck. Driving for Ferrari from 1967 to 1969, Amon …

24LM: 50 Years Following Their First, Ford Wins Again at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Fifty years to the day following Ford’s historic first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with drivers Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at the wheel of the legendary Ford GT40, Ford returned to the top step of the podium again in the 84th running of the French endurance classic.

24LM: Strength in Numbers; Toyota Runs 1-2 at 18 Hour Mark in Le Mans

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Looking to become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans since Mazda’s lone triumph in 1991, Toyota Gazoo Racing continues to dominate the annual endurance classic, holding the top two overall positions in the running order at the 18-hour benchmark of the twice-around-the-clock event.

24LM: Kamui Kobayashi and Toyota Lead 24 Hours of Le Mans at Quarter Distance

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As the sun begins to set in France and the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans pushing forward at full song, a pit stop and driver change paved the way for Kamui Kobayashi and Toyota to take the race lead at the six hour mark of the international endurance classic.

24LM: Multitude of IMSA’s Finest Stars Set to Tackle 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Nearly 50 drivers on the entry list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans have close ties to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship or the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, making IMSA a leading contributor to the field for the most prestigious sports car endurance race in the world.

WEC: Audi Unveils Redesigned R18; Set for Assault on World Endurance Championship & Le Mans

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INGOLSTADT, Germany – official press release — Audi photo — Audi has revealed the redesigned Audi R18 that will be used during the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Audi R18 has almost nothing in common anymore with its predecessor. It features a more radical aerodynamic concept, including a new safety cell; its hybrid drive …

LE MANS: Ford Unveils Multi-Faceted, International Driver Lineup for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

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DETROIT — official release — Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has assembled a talented team of racing drivers from across the globe, ready for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 50 years on from taking outright victory at the world’s greatest endurance race. Each of the four Ford GTs will have a team of three drivers to take on …

LE MANS: Taylor Brothers to Return to Corvette Racing for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

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DETROIT – official team release — Brian Cleary/Getty Images North America photo — Corvette Racing has confirmed its lineup for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor as third drivers in the team’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. They will join full-time Corvette Racing teammates Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the …

LM24: Ford Announces Return to Le Mans in 2016; Marking 50th Anniversary of 1966 Triumph

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LE MANS, France — official release — Ford photo — Ford announced today it is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, which will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – referred to by many as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency – starting next …