The 90th anniversary 24 Hours of Le Mans saw triumph and tragedy, with Audi claiming its 12th overall crown in the twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic, but with Aston Martin Racing driver Allan Simonsen losing his life in an early race accident.
The highs and lows this year’s race can be re-lived through the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s official 2013 Yearbook, which is now available just in time for the holiday season.
Authored by Jean-Marc Teissedre, Christian Moity and Alain Bienvenu, the 263-page yearbook again features hundreds of high-quality photos and detailed text, including technical analysis and statistics on each of the 56 starters in this year’s race.
Also included in the book are prefaces by ACO President Pierre Fillon and Aston Martin Chairman David Richards, who both give fitting tributes to Simonsen, who was leading the GTE-Am class at the time of his accident.
Audi’s Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval went on to take overall victory, which marked the Dane’s record-extending 9th outright win in the world’s greatest endurance race.
No doubt considered to be a valuable resource for fans and media alike, the 2013 yearbook is a must-have for any sports car racing aficionado, especially those who regularly collect the Le Mans annuals.
2013 Le Mans Yearbook
49 EUR ($66 USD)