Latest articles in Le Mans History

The Bentley Boys at Le Mans

by Motor Sport, June 27th 2019

Read, first hand, the exploits of the Bentley Boys at the Le Mans 24 Hours,...

Watch Joest's most dramatic Le Mans win

by Graham Keilloh, April 24th 2019

On legendary team boss Reinhold Joest's birthday relive his triumph in the 2011...

Watch: Carroll Shelby wins Le Mans with Aston Martin

by Samarth Kanal, January 11th 2019

On what would have been Carroll Shelby's 96th birthday, watch him win the 1959...

Watch: Bell, Mass and Murray discuss Le Mans

by Jack Phillips, October 25th 2018

Each year at the Goodwood Revival, Credit Suisse brings together some of the...

Being Birkin

by Andrew Frankel, September 28th 2017

Andrew Frankel takes the wheel of the Birkin Blower, around Le Mans I think...

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

by Alex Harmer, August 3rd 2015

A new documentary's been doing the rounds at film festivals over the last...

Derek Bell celebrates his first win at Le Mans

by Rob Widdows, June 12th 2015

It’s been 40 years since Derek Bell took the first of his five victories at Le...

My Le Mans memories

by Web Editor, June 9th 2015

By Oliver Gavin Main image: taking 2015 very seriously indeed Le Mans week is...

Le Mans experiences

by Rob Widdows, June 3rd 2015

Les Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans held little interest for me. A motor racing fan...

My first Le Mans

by Web Editor, June 1st 2015

By Oliver Gavin It was a dark and stormy race… The 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans was...

Still in love with Le Mans

by Rob Widdows, July 11th 2014

“I love this place,” he grins as we look out over the pits towards the huge...

Losing streaks

by Paul Fearnley, June 19th 2014

Everybody loves a trier – although I’m not sure that the world’s biggest...

Simon's snapshots #2

by Simon Arron, April 24th 2014

A series in which Motor Sport’s features editor raids the loft to salvage...

1988 Le Mans 24 Hours report

June 21st 2013

Taken from the July 1988 issue of Motor Sport The one nightmare shared by...

1973 Le Mans 24 Hours report

June 20th 2013

Taken from the July 1973 issue of Motor Sport By Andrew Marriott Last year’s...

1965 Le Mans 24 Hours report

June 19th 2013

Taken from the July 1965 issue of Motor Sport By Denis Jenkinson There were 51...

1953 Le Mans 24 Hours report

June 18th 2013

Taken from the July 1953 issue of Motor Sport The Le Mans 24 Hour race carries...

1949 Le Mans 24 Hours report

June 17th 2013

Taken from the July 1949 issue of Motor Sport Before the war Le Mans was a...

Le Mans 1967: Gurney and Foyt win for Ford

by Gordon Kirby, June 17th 2013

In the current issue of Motor Sport our editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck writes...

Le Mans 1953: Jaguar's gigantic leap

by Paul Fearnley, June 13th 2013

Jaguar was nicely low-key at Le Mans in 1953. It had panicked the year before...


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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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