McLaren F1 GTR #01R
Hailed as one of the great racing performances of all time.
From March 21, 2013 — YouTube contributor Shmee150 captures McLaren F1 GTR #01R at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed preview day. This car was the overall winner of the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours.
McLaren F1 GTR #01R – Le Mans 1995 Winning Car
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About the McLaren F1 GTR
In 1994, after pressure from owners, McLaren developed a racing version of the F1 road car to run in the FIA GT1 category in the 1995 season. Despite a design and development period of just 3 months, the F1 GTR swept all before it, winning not only the 1995 GT1 Championship, but also the 24 Heures du Mans on its debut. McLaren not only won, but dominated the rain-soaked endurance race, finishing in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th places.
The Le Mans winning F1 GTR was piloted by J.J. Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya. Lehto’s performance through the night on a treacherous circuit has been hailed as one of the great racing performances of all time, taking up to 10 seconds a lap off the cars in front of him.
The winning car is proudly displayed at the McLaren Technology Centre in exactly the condition that it finished Le Mans in 1995. Thus the F1 GTR secured for McLaren a unique position in motor racing history, as the only manufacturer to win the Formula 1 World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
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