Thrills, spills, and tragedy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Motorsport's most grueling race is the ultimate endurance test for man and machine
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans, originally known as the Grand Prix de Vitesse et d’Endurance or Grand Prix of Speed and Endurance, has been run almost annually since 1923. The winner has been the car that travels the greatest distance in a 24-hour time period. It is the ultimate endurance test for man and machine, and remains one of the most famous and influential racing events in motorsport history.
Click through the following gallery and get in gear for an appreciation of what has been called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency."
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