Fifty years after our legendary GT40 race cars notched up their historic victory, our new Ford GT race Car took the chequered flag as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The #68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller crossed the finish line first to spark amazing celebration scenes, following a tough battle with Ferrari – another echo of 1966, as part of the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team.
“This is as good as it gets,” said Ford’s executive chairman, Bill Ford – who was dowsed in champagne as tradition demands. “We cherish our history and heritage, but today we made history again and I couldn’t be more proud.”
The #69 Ford GT joined the winners on the podium after scoring third place. The #66 and #67 Ford GTs finished in fourth and ninth places respectively.