While the holiday season may be over, it’s still not too late to get a piece of history from 2015, in what was undoubtably the year of Porsche on the international sports car racing scene.
At the center of the German manufacturer’s achievements was a historic 1-2 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche’s record-extending 17th overall win and its first in more than 15 years.
The tales from its 2015 triumph can be re-lived through the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s official Le Mans Yearbook, which is now available.
Authored by Jean-Marc Teissedre and Alain Bienvenu, the 264-page book again features more than 600 high-quality photos and detailed text, including technical analysis from Sport Auto’s Marcus Shurig and statistics on each of the 55 starters in the race.
Also included are forwards by ACO President Pierre Fillon and Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who waved the tri-colour flag to get the 2015 race underway.
The story of Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Nico Hulkenberg’s impressive victory in the No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid is vividly told throughout the pages, in what was a dominant run for the three Le Mans LMP1 rookies, and a feat that will unlikely be repeated in years’ to come.
In a welcome move, the 2015 Yearbook reverts to the traditional white-colored book spine and features other enhancements over previous editions as well.
The 2015 Yearbook is a must-have resource for any Le Mans aficionado, especially those, who like myself, have amassed a bookshelf full of these invaluable, well-produced books that will live on for generations.
2015 Le Mans Yearbook
49 Euros ($53 USD)