50 years ago, Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT40 and a 1-2-3 podium sweep. It’s been called one of the biggest motorsports success stories of all time and it was one of four consecutive victories they would go on to claim. Everyone wondered if Ford could relive that glory when they revealed the new GT and promised to fight for a Le Mans win again, albeit in a different class this time. 50 years to the day after their first victory in 1966, they’ve won it again. It wasn’t a perfect win and it wasn’t without controversy, but holy hell they’ve done it.
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