Ford GT n.68 disqualified in the class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019

FORD GT n.68

FORD GT n.68

HISTORY

The Ford GT n.68

CHASSIS

Ford GT
Carbon fibre monocoque
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ford EcoBoost 3500 cc V6 60°
Power: 482 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission six speed sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Disqualified in the class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2019 with drivers Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bourdais.

Ford GT n.69 fifth in the class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019

FORD GT n.69

FORD GT n.69

HISTORY

The Ford GT n.69

CHASSIS

Ford GT
Carbon fibre monocoque
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ford EcoBoost 3500 cc V6 60°
Power: 482 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission six speed sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fifth in that class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2019 with drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Scott Dixon.

Ford GT n.66 sixth in the class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019

FORD GT n.66

FORD GT n.66

HISTORY

The Ford GT n.66

CHASSIS

Ford GT
Carbon fibre monocoque
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ford EcoBoost 3500 cc V6 60°
Power: 482 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission six speed sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

sixth in that class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2019 with drivers Olivier Pla, Stefan Mucke, Billy Johnson.

Ford GT n.67 fourth in the class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019

FORD GT n.67

FORD GT n.67

HISTORY

The Ford GT n.67

CHASSIS

Ford GT
Carbon fibre monocoque
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ford EcoBoost 3500 cc V6 60°
Power: 482 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission six speed sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fourth in that class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2019 with drivers Jonathan Bomarito, Andy Priaulx, Harry Tinknell.

Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.8

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.8

HISTORY

The Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 is a prototype that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019. After the victory of 2018, again with the Toyota TS050, the Japanese manufacturer is presented at the start with the victory of the LMP1 constructor championship obtained at 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The FIA ​​to balance performance with the other non-hybrid LMP1s, increases the ballast for the two Japanese hybrids at the start.

Sebastien Buemi, Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel of the Toyota Hybrid TS050 n.8 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019. For the trio it was the second consecutive victory. Starting from the second position, for the whole race they were dominated by the twin car n.7 of Kobayashi, Lopez and Conway. But when an hour left before the checkered flag, Lopez was forced to make a double pit stop due to a problem with a right rear tire sensor. In third place with five laps behind the BR Engineering – AER BR1 n.11 of the SMP Racing team led by Vandoorne, Petrov and Aleshin.

Even if the second place was enough, the winning trio also obtained the victory of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship Super Season 2018/2019 reserved for the drivers.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS050
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 2400 cc V6 direct injection twin-turbo Hybrid
Power: > 368 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: > 368 kW (> 500 hp) High-powered lithium ion battery developed by Toyota
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated 7 speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: 35,2 kg
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2019 with drivers Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakashima, Fernando Alonso
Race winner: 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2018, 1000 km of Sebring, 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2019
The winner FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season 2018/2019

Alfa Romeo T33/3 n.35 did not finish 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970

ALFA ROMEO T33/3 n.35

ALFA ROMEO T33/3 n.35

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo T33/3
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 90° V8 2998 cc
Power: 298 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Rolf Stommelen, Nanni Galli

Porsche 956 GTI n.14 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1985

PORSCHE 956 GTI n.14

PORSCHE 956 GTI n.14

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 GTI n.14 is a prototype that took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985. The German car purchased by the Richard Lloyd Racing Team, was one of the seven private cars registered for the French race. The British team made structural changes to make the 956 lighter.

Jonathan Palmer, James Weaver and Richard Lloyd at the wheel of the Porsche 956 GTI n.14 finished second at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985. Starting from ninth position, the English trio fought for victory until the middle of the race. An electrical problem forced them to the pits for a while. Palmer returned to seventh place and began a furious comeback that took them to second place with a gap of three laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Team Joest Racing driven by Ludwig, Barilla and Winter.

CHASSIS

Porsche 956
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 471 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1985 with drivers Jonathan Palmer, James Weaver, Richard Lloyd

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976

CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD 007 n.76

CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD 007 n.76

HISTORY

The Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 is a car that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976. The Corvette launched the new car in 1974, John Greenwood modified the car by upgrading the engine to over 500 kW. Thanks to the support of the manufacturer, the American started the adventure of racing competitions.

John Greenwood and Bernard Darniche driving the Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976. The car hosted by the French government, started from the ninth position obtaining the best top speed with 354 km/h. A tank problem forced Greenwood to retire after twenty-nine laps, The race was won by the Porsche 936 n.20 of Jacky Ickx and Gijs Van Lennep.

In races in America despite the good results in practice, the Corvette Greenwood in the race always had reliability problems. At the end of the season the American engineer left the car races. His best results in his four years of collaboration with the Chevrolet, were the pole position at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the title in the Trans-am Series both in 1975.

CHASSIS

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007
Steel tubular frame
Length: 4750 mm
Width: 2083 mm
Height: 1194 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood ZL1 7654 cc V8 90°, Front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 522 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Muncie M22 four speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 121 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1976 with drivers John Greenwood, Bernard Darniche

Jaguar XJR-5 LM n.44 thirteenth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1985

JAGUAR XJR-5 LM n.44

JAGUAR XJR-5 LM n.44

HISTORY

The Jaguar XJR-5 LM n.44 is a prototype that competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1985. After the last victory of 1957 with the Jaguar D-Type, the Coventry manufacturer entrusted a project for a new return to Le Mans, to the Group 44 Racing which was based in Virginia.

The designer Lee Dykstra was commissioned to build the new prototype, starting from the powerful English V12 and creating a chassis that exploits the aerodynamic principles of the underbody.

Claude Ballot-Lena, Bob Tullius and Chip Robinson at the wheel of the Jaguar XJR-5 LM n.44 arrived thirteenth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1985. Despite the modifications to lighten the car, the XJR-5 proved to be very far from the C-class deployed for the race. The trio consoled themselves with the victory in the IMSA GTP class, with a gap of fifty laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Ludwig, Barilla and Winter deployed by the Joest Racing team winners of the race.

Despite the victory in the IMSA GTP class, the British manufacturer, determined to win Le Mans, entrusted the official support to Tom Walkinshaw Racing by removing it from the Group 44 Racing

CHASSIS

Jaguar XJR-5 LM
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4547 mm
Width: 2007 mm
Height: 1003 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Jaguar 5955 cc V12 60°
Power: 485 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Thirteenth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1985 with drivers Claude Ballot-Lena, Bob Tullius, Chip Robinson

Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 retired in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1980

PORSCHE 935 K3/79 n.71

PORSCHE 935 K3/79 n.71

HISTORY

The Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 is a car that participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980. To promote the Apple brand, Steve Jobs agreed with the Dick Barbour Racing team to sponsor their Porsche 935 in the 1980 season.

Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson and Allan Moffat at the wheel of the Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980. The trio was forced to retire after eleven hours of the race due to the engine failure. The race was won by the Rondeau M379B n.16 by Jean Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jabouille.
During the season, the Apple-sponsored Dick Barbour Racing team car took third place at the Road America 500 with Rahal and Garretson.

CHASSIS

Porsche 935 K3/79
Fibreglass and kevlar body panels
Length: 4820 mm
Width: 1985 mm
Height: 1150 mm
Brakes: ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 3164 cc F6 Turbo
Power: 560 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Retired in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1980 with drivers Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, Allan Moffat