Aston Martin Racing and Hotel de France reunited after years of more than 50 yesterday relive some of the memories of the most iconic in the history of the luxury sportscar manufacturer at the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the racing team Aston Martin used the Hotel de France as a base for their 24-hour race. This year, it returned to its three 2015 V8 Vantage GTEs and works drivers Darren Turner (GB), Richie Stanaway (NZ) and Mathias line (AT) pictures and footage from some of the greatest moments of all the brand’s 102 -year history.
David Richards, Chairman of Aston Martin Racing, said: “The Hotel de France is an important part of heritage More Aston Martin, as they were the team’s Le Mans for many years in the 1950’s at the end, including the 1959 team which won the 24- hour race. This year, we wanted to re In the past days, when racing cars had their final preparations next to the hotel before being driven some 40 km to the circuit on public roads. ”
Association The Hotel de France’s More and Le Mans 24-Hour Race started when John Sawyer, manager and team Aston Martin’s, found it in 1952 and based on the travelers.
Each year, hundreds of local people and More enthusiasts gather a small French town to catch a glimpse of the cars and, in 1959, the hotel and saw the team its first victory, when Aston Martin DBR1, driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, won the race for Aston Martin Sawyer’s team.
Martin Overington, owner of the hotel, purchased and refurbished last year, said: “This is one of major events that have occurred at hotel. Its reality of history repeating itself and we are happy to accept racing cars, their drivers and of course David Richards, Chairman of the Aston Martin Racing.
Aston Martin Racing will return to Le Mans’ Circuit de la Sarthe race in this election year, 24 percent with five of its V8 Vantage GTEs on 13/14 June. Join a group communication using #teamAMR.