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Alonso tees up Le Mans

Alonso tees up Le Mans

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Nobby Diesel

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1,773 posts

169 months

Friday 14th April
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Fernando Alonso has announced his desire to win the "Triple Crown" of F1, Indy 500 and Le Mans.
Let's see how that goes.

OvalOwl

799 posts

49 months

Friday 14th April
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Only Graham Hill has done it so far and only a few have made it as far as getting two parts of the triple.

If the F1 part of the triple is made the championship instead of the Monaco GP, Jacques Villeneuve almost made it with a second place at Le Mans in 2008. The Pug 908 he shared with Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gené finished on the same lap as TK, Dindo and McNish's victorious Audi R10.

wsn03

143 posts

19 months

Friday 14th April
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OvalOwl said:
The Pug 908 he shared with Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gené finished on the same lap as TK, Dindo and McNish's victorious Audi R10.
To be fair only because the Audi slowed down to procession pace to finish the race, and while everyone filed in behind the Peugeot shot past in the slim hope that it could still win if the Audi faltered in its last couple of miles.
Fantastic race, Peugeot handed the win to Audi that year with a catalogue of errors.

FredericRobinson

1,205 posts

150 months

Friday 14th April
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Didn't his car park in the Ford chicanes to avoid having to do the final lap, or was that the other car? One waited for the Audi to complete the lap and then rolled over the line, for which it should have been disqualified, but for some reason the rule wasn't applied to the French manufacturer.

wsn03

143 posts

19 months

Monday 17th April
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FredericRobinson said:
Didn't his car park in the Ford chicanes to avoid having to do the final lap, or was that the other car? One waited for the Audi to complete the lap and then rolled over the line, for which it should have been disqualified, but for some reason the rule wasn't applied to the French manufacturer.
Not the leading Peugeot, it sprinted past everyone to unlap itself from the leader. One of the other Peugeots might have done but i can't remember
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yellow cento tom

26 posts

16 months

Tuesday 18th April
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I believe it was the Sebastian Bourdais car that parked up.

FredericRobinson

1,205 posts

150 months

Tuesday 18th April
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Ah, it was the French car driven by the man born at the Tertre Rouge end of the circuit and brought up at the Arnage end of the track that wasn't disqualified then!