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Porsche’s selected driver is following in her father’s wake and this weekend will be competing for the third time at La Sarthe

Casual observers of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours might be forgiven for believing that despite boasting a grid of 60 cars, encompassing 180 drivers, the meeting concerns but two.

Inevitably it is Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button who have caused the furore as the two former Formula One world champions attempt to add winning the world’s greatest grand prix d’endurance to their CVs. Yet, as always, this magnificent event is so much more and for Denmark’s Christina Nielsen, racing at Le Mans is almost a family affair.

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The important thing was sitting in the car, saying: ‘We can win this bastard.’ Continue reading...

Tags: Le Mans 24 Hours, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Motor sport, Sport


Christina Nielsen sets sights on another memorable Le Mans 24 Hours | Giles Richards was originally published by Motor sport | The Guardian. Read the full story by clicking here.

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