Le Mans 24hrs

Le Mans 24hrs: in pics

There was sadness in the air at Le Mans this weekend, which no doubt contributed to the overall ‘Le Mans Lag’ that was trending on Twitter today (drivers Allan McNish, Anthony Davidson and Karun Chandhok all noting how their body clocks were still on La Sarthe’s racing time zone). Allan Simonsen’s untimely and tragic passing […]



24 hours on from the 24 Hours: some thoughts

There’s a line in the Rush trailer that I think is somewhat wide of the mark: “the closer I am to death, the more alive I feel”. Would James Hunt really have said that? Racing drivers just don’t suffer such existential angst, or if they do they sublimate it and just go out there and […]


TopGear.com live from the Le Mans 24hrs

RIP Allan Simonsen, the Danish Aston Martin driver who has tragically died after injuries sustained in an accident just ten minutes into this year’s race.  To his wife, young daughter and family and friends, we extend all our sympathy.


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