Bentley 3 Litre 'Sport' n.3 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1927

BENTLEY 3 LITRE ‘SPORT’ n.3

BENTLEY 3 LITRE ‘SPORT’ n.3

HISTORY

The Bentley 3 Litre ‘Sport’ n.3 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1927. The English manufacturer after the defeat of the previous year against Lorraine-Dietrich, in 1927 was the absolute favorite, also because the team Franco-German had retired, leaving only private teams to run with their cars. Members were cars with lower performance compared to Bentleys.

Joseph Dudley Benjafield and Sammy Davis won with the Bentley 3 Litre ‘Sport’ n.3 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1927, for the builder it was the second success.
The race was initially dominated by the Bentleys, but an accident at the corners Maison Blanche put out the race all the British cars, only Davis managed to bring the car to the garage is repair it even with the front axle folded, resumed the race and after a long pursuit cut the finish line by winners. In second place came the Salmson n.25 led by De Victor and Hasley with a gap of twenty-one laps, while in third place Salmson n.23 of Casse and Rousseau with a gap of twenty-two laps.

CHASSIS

Bentley 3 Litre ‘Sport’
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Bentley 2989 cc S4
Power: 52 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1927 with drivers Joseph Dudley Benjafield, Sammy Davis

Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 n.6 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1926

LORRAINE-DIETRICH B3-6 n.6

LORRAINE-DIETRICH B3-6 n.6

HISTORY

The Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 n.6 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1926.
The Franco-German manufacturer after the first win of the previous year, lined up with three official cars, but the tough Bentley 3 Liter is ready for revenge after the defeat of the previous year.

Robert Bloch and Andre Rossignol won with the Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 n.6 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1926, for the French-German manufacturer was the second consecutive success.

The race was initially dominated by the Peugeot, which however abandoned the race due to the breakage of the windshield. The duel between the Team Englisch and Team Franco German, saw its epilogue twenty minutes from the end when Davis tried to overtake the French car of Bloch, but the brakes did not work and buried in the curve of Mulsanne and was forced to retire, the team Franco German had so the road paved finishing the race with a splendid tris, with the second place of the n.5 driven by De Courcelles and Mongin with a gap of one lap, while in the third place the n.4 of Stalter and Brisson with a gap of eight laps .

CHASSIS

Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
Steel ladder frame
Length: 4700 mm
Width: 1700 mm
Height: 1700 mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Englebert

ENGINE

Lorraine 3473 cc S6
Power: 75 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1926 with drivers Robert Bloch, Andre Rossignol

Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 n.5 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1925

LORRAINE-DIETRICH B3-6 n.5

LORRAINE-DIETRICH B3-6 n.5

HISTORY

The Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 n.5 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1925. The Franco-German manufacturer showed up again with the car designed by Marius Barbarou in Luneville, after rising on the two lower steps of the podium the year before behind the Bentley 3 Liter. For this third edition there were more registrations of non-French cars, but above all the departure procedure was changed with the drivers who had to run on foot and get on the car from the opposite side of the boxes.

Gerard De Courcelles and Andre Rossignol won with the Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 n.5 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1925, for the Franco-German manufacturer was the first success.
The race was initially dominated by Bentley, but it was forced to retire, favoring the Lorraine, which on arrival were separated only by the second place of the Sunbeam Sport Le Mans n.16 driven by Chassagne and Davis with a gap of four laps, while in third place the Lorraine Dietrich n.4 of Stalter and Brisson with a gap of five laps.

CHASSIS

Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
Steel ladder frame
Length: 4700 mm
Width: 1700 mm
Height: 1700 mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Englebert

ENGINE

Lorraine 3473 cc S6
Power: 75 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1925 with drivers G.de Courcelles, A.Rossignol

Bentley 3 LItre n.8 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1924

BENTLEY 3 LITRE n.8

BENTLEY 3 LITRE n.8

HISTORY

The Bentley 3 LItre n.8 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1924. The British manufacturer showed up again to the French race after the defeat of the previous year by the Chenard & Walcker Sport. Despite the success of the debut, the members were all French cars only the Bentley was not.

John Duff and Frank Clement won with the Bentley 3 LItre n.8 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1924, for the English manufacturer was the first success.
The race was postponed in mid-June to have more hours of light. The hot heat caused many withdrawals, including the Lagache and Leonard’s Chenard & Walcker winners the year before due to the engine in focus. The Anglo-Saxon team this time brought home the victory. In second place the Lorraine Dietrich n.6 driven by Stoffel and Brisson with a gap of only one lap, while in third place the Lorraine Dietrich n.5 of De Courcelles and Rossignol also distanced a lap from the winners.

CHASSIS

Bentley 3 Litre
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Bentley 2996cc S4
Power: 52 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1924 with drivers John Duff, Frank Clement

Porsche 919 hybrid n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.2

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.2

HISTORY

The Porsche 919 hybrid n.2 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017. After the Audi’s withdrawal from the world endurance, Porsche and Toyota were the only manufacturers in the LMP1-H category, with the German champions in charge and Japanese looking for victory in the French race after the scorching defeat at the end of 2016.

Timo Bernhard, Brandon Hartley and Earl Bamber won with the Porsche 919 hybrid n.2 the 24 hours of Le Mans 2017, for the German manufacturer was the eighteenth success.
In the race the duel between the two manufacturers was affected by the technical problems that hit their cars, the three Toyota from the front row, retired early in the night in an hour. The Porsche n.1 in the lead after the withdrawal of the Japanese cars, was forced to retire on Sunday morning, and the Porsche 919 n.2, the only hybrid LMP1 remained was forced to a comeback that completed one hour from the end. In second place came the Oreca 07 n.38 of the team Jackie Chan Racing with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Oreca 07 n.13 of the Vaillante Rebellion team with a gap of three laps.

CHASSIS

Porsche 919
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb aluminium core.
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes:Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, light alloy mono bloc brake callipers, internally vented carbon fibre rear and front brake discs, brake force distribution settings can be set progressively by the driver
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Porsche 2000 cc V4 a 90° Turbo Hybrid
Power: > 370 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: Lithium-ion battery
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission housing: Hybrid construction in CFRP with titanium inserts and cast aluminium housing
Tank Capacity: 62,3 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2017 with drivers Timo Bernhard, Brandon Hartley, Earl Bamber
Winner World Endurance Champion 2017
Race winner: 6 hours of Nurburgring, 6 hours of Mexico City, 6 hours of Circuit of the America

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza n.11 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1933

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza n.11

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza n.11

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 11 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1933. The Italian manufacturer after the victory the Grand Prix of Monza gave the nickname to the car already winner of the last two races of the 24 hours of Le Mans , the opponents did not seem able to scratch the strength of the Alfa Romeo.

Tazio Nuvolari and Raymond Sommer won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza n.11 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1933, for the Italian manufacturer was the third consecutive success.
The race as the previous year was a predictable script, with the absolute dominating Alfa, distancing the opponents and monopolizing the podium. In second place came the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 driven by De Guinsurg and Chinetti with a gap of nine seconds, while in third place the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.12 of Rose-Richards and Lewis with a gap of eight laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1933 with drivers Tazio Nuvolari, Raymond Sommer

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1932

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.8

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.8

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1932. The Italian manufacturer after the first victory of the year before, is the absolute favorite also for the new year, with the Mercedes, the Bugatti and the American Stutz ready to take advantage of any difficulties of Italian reds.

Luigi Chinetti and Raymond Sommer won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.8 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1932, for the Italian manufacturer was the second consecutive success.
The race, after the premature withdrawal of the challengers, was a predictable script with the absolute dominating Alfa, with the only withdrawal of the champions in office due to the breaking of the tank. In second place came the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.11 driven by Cortese and Guidotti with a gap of two laps, while in third place the Talbot AV105 n.6 of Rose-Richards and Lewis with a gap of thirty-eight laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2349 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1932 with drivers Luigi Chinetti, Raymond Sommer

Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1959

ASTON MARTIN DBR1 n.5

ASTON MARTIN DBR1 n.5

HISTORY

The Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. The car was designed by Ted Cutting in 1956, in the first years of the race had many difficulties in reliability, but in 1959 the British manufacturer obtained the his revenge.

Salvadori and Shelby won the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Aston Martin DBR1 n.5, for the team run by Parnell was the first and only victory at Le Mans.
On the podium came, second the Aston Martin DBR1 n.6 of Trintignant and Frere with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Ferrari 250 GT n.11 of Beurlys and Elde of the team Equipe Nationale Belge with a gap of twentysix laps. The two Aston Martin DBR1 were the only cars in the S-3000 category to finish the race, the Aston by Moss and Fairman, the Ferraris and the Jaguars had reliability problems.
At the end of the season, the British manufacturer also won the Protorepi Sport World Championship thanks to victories in the 1000 km of the Nurburgring and in Le Mans.

CHASSIS

Aston Martin DBR1
Alluminium body on multi tubular spaceframe
Length: 4026 mm
Width: 1626 mm
Height: 978 mm
Brakes: Girling discs, all round
Tyres: Avon

ENGINE

Aston Martin 2992 cc 6 cylinders in line
Power: 189 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: David Brown CG537 five speed manual
Tank Capacity: 180 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1959 with drivers Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori
Race winner: 1000 km of Nurburgring with drivers Moss, Fairman

Bugatti 57G Tank n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1937

BUGATTI 57G TANK n.2

BUGATTI 57G TANK n.2

HISTORY

The Bugatti 57G Tank n.2 is the winning car of the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours. In 1934, Bugatti introduced the Type 57 road car, which was a great success among the customers. In 1936 the French manufacturer combined the chassis with a completely closed body known as Tank, to compete in car races and win the victory at Le Mans.

Jean Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist won with the Bugatti 57G Tank n.2 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1937, for the French manufacturer was the first success.
In the race the numerous French teams gave life to a close fight, conditioned by the accident that caused the death of two pilots, the English Pat Fairfield and the French Rene Kippeurt. In second place came the Delahaye 135CS n.14 led by Paul and Mongin with a gap of seven laps, while in third place the Delahaye 135CS n.10 of Dreyfus and Stoffel with a gap of twelve laps.

CHASSIS

Bugatti 57G TANK
Aluminum over and Steel Frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Bugatti 3266 cc S8
Power: 131 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1937 with drivers Jean Pierre Wimille, Robert Benoist

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1934

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.9

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.9

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1934. The Italian manufacturer after the three consecutive victories in the French race, despite still having an advantage against the opponents decided not to participate with the official team , but gave the possibility to private teams to compete with their cars.

Luigi Chinetti and Philippe Etancelin won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1934, for the Italian manufacturer was the fourth consecutive success.
In the race the private Alfa went immediately on the run, but many cars in the category with an engine over 3 liters were forced to retire due to mechanical problems, of these only the blue Alfa of the Italian driver and the French driver arrived at the finish line. In second place came the Riley 6/12 MPH Racing n.27 driven by Sebilleau and Delaroche with a gap of thirteen laps, while in third place the Riley 6/12 MPH Racing n.28 Dixon and Paul with a gap of fourteen laps .

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1934 with drivers Luigi Chinetti, Philippe Etancelin