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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Peugeot Hires F1 Drivers for Le Mans

Peugeot announced today that it is adding a third car to its Le Mans 24 Hour programme with new drivers from F1, hoping to dart a closer hit to its archenemy Audi this time around. The new drivers in the team are Christian Klien (new BMW Sauber test driver and former F1 racer),

Alex Wurz (Honda’s test driver), Frank Montagny (Toyota’s former tester), Jacques Villeneuve and Ricardo Zonta. Christian Klien in particular is apparently the youngest in this ten-man team, and is thrilled in helping his ‘new’ team to achieve its goals.

Peugeot hopes this progress will help to form a more powerful endurance team, together with its existing great drivers like Marc Gene, Nicolas Minassian, Pedro Lamy, Stephane Sarrazin, and many more. The announcement comes today after three days of testing the car at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France. This news indeed has added zing to this year’s Le Mans Series, likely with some hot head-to-head competitions.

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