Sportscar makers' obsession with this 93-year-old race in rural France stems from pride and profit
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 - 5:50 AM
HARD DRIVE: Sebastien Bourdais in his Ford GT40 during qualifying practice for the endurance race on Wednesday.
THE 24 Hours of Le Mans started in 1923 in a tiny town in the French countryside 130 miles (209 km) from Paris. The storied endurance race pits some old European brands - Peugeot, Renault, and Matra, among others - against the likes of Audi and Porsche, in cars piloted by...