Le Mans Gold: 1991

Le Mans Gold: 1991

AUTOSPORT relives the great races of the past. Le Mans 1991: Mazda takes a shock win, the first for a Japanese team, as the dominant Mercedes falter and Jaguar is outpaced

The Le Mans 24 Hours is built on solid traditions, most of them established over decades. There have been many changes over the years, some of which have altered the character of the race, but none has had quite such an impact as the modification discovered by early arrivals at the Sarthe; the Mulsanne Straight has a Chinese restaurant.

Peter Sauber was among the first to find out, wandering innocently into the legendary establishment owned for many years by the family Brault, and always the place for both teams and punters to relax over a beer. As Peter discovered, it had changed drastically.

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