McLaren celebrates 20 years since GTR success at Le Mans

by • May 30, 2015 • NewsComments (0)6711

The McLaren F1 secured its place in motorsport history 20 years ago when five lightly race modified examples crossed the finish line of the world’s most famous endurance race in France to complete one of the most dominant results the event had ever seen. This result meant that McLaren was, and still is, the only manufacturer to have claimed the Triple Crown of Motorsport – victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.

Now McLaren Automotive and McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans win next month with the ultimate display at the French circuit. The five examples of the McLaren F1 GTR that dominated the 1995 race, including the race-winning chassis #01R, will take to the track led by the latest McLaren model to wear the famous GTR badge the McLaren P1 GTR. The other four cars that finished included chassis #06R, #02R, #07R and #05R all of the cars will make a parade lap of the Le Mans circuit prior to the lights going green for the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Aside from the P1 GTR making its global debut, driven by French former racer Yannick Dalmas, who was part of the winning driver line-up in the number 59 McLaren F1 GTR. This will be the first time all five cars have been on track together since the chequered flag fell shortly after 16.00, on the 18th of June 1995.

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