Le Mans, the most grueling endurance race in the world, always has but one winner. This time it wasn’t
After 16 years,
Drivers, engineers, and mechanics plied their trades with aplomb—all involved brought their experience and qualities to the track. The 104 pit stops for four cars were carried out by two teams. The amazing act of will that is Le Mans creates a bond. To master the challenge of Le Mans, you need the best technology, the best drivers, and the greatest passion in the team. Here, 24 snapshots from 24 hours.
As soon as the 2014 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was over, preparations for June 2015 began. At the same time, the ongoing development of the 919 Hybrid for the critical phase of this year’s World Endurance Championship is continuing apace. The WEC is just reaching racing speed now, with the decisive races in Austin, Fuji, Shanghai, Bahrain, and São Paulo.
Photos by Jürgen Tap, Jirí Krenek, and Vladimir Rys