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Race and car introduction

06:22Starting grid

Tension builds as the start nears


Race start

11:43Race action

Night falls, and things start to shake up. Moss and Fairman are out. Gurney is powering on in second but had to retire due to engine issues.


Mornign breaks, and the spectators come back to the circuit.

18:29Race action

Aston Martin Number 5 of Carol Shelby and Roy Salvedore - Aston finally takes Le Mans

1959 24 Hours of Le Mans

Added on 7 Sep 2018

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History


A very anticipated race drew in large crowds to a very hot race which resulted in many retirements. It was a well deserved 1-2 for Aston Martin who waited more than 31 years for this victory.


Channel24 Hours of Le Mans
Program24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Episode title1959 24 Hours of Le Mans
Episode number8
Date added7 September 2018
Original date21 June 1959
Run time19:46
CategoryRacing coverage

24 Hours of Le Mans

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