Ferrari claims overall victory at 24 hours of Le Mans after 58 years

It’s a triumphant return for the prancing horse at the Circuit De La Sarthe, as Ferrari claims the overall win at the 2023 24 hours of Le Mans. This win comes 58 years after the brand’s last win at the top class of endurance racing.

Ferrari wins at Le Mans

In a loaded Hypercar class that featured mighty brands like Porsche, Toyota, Peugeot, Cadillac, and Peugeot only the Ferrari 499P showed true ultimate pace and overall reliability throughout the whole race. Just to put it into context, 2 499Ps were able to consistently outpace and outrace 2 Toyotas, 2 Peugeots, multiple Porsches, and Cadillacs.

Ferrari Le Mans Win Inline

A total of 342 laps were amassed by the race-winning #51 499P driven by James Collado, Antonio Giovinazzi, and Alessandro Pier Guidi. Despite the seemingly ‘easy’ win for the brand, with an hour left to go the defending Le Mans champions Toyota gave chase and pushed to the limit with the hope of closing the gap, but was unable to which ends the Japanese automaker’s win-streak which has gone up as high as 5 consecutive wins.

Hopefully, this win gives a much-needed morale boost to the legendary Italian manufacturer who has been vying for a top-class race win for decades.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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