• Jan 31, 2008

Peugeot had a great season in Le Mans racing last year, having taken the series title but narrowly missing victory at the main event. The French team is ready to bring the diesel fight back to Audi's doorstep, and too that end has recruited yet another Formula One driver to pilot the diesel-powered 908 Hdi at the 2008 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ricardo Zonta drove for BAR-Honda, Jordan and Toyota, and until last season served as a test driver for Renault. Although he never won a grand prix, he did more relevantly take the FIA GT championship in 1998 after his Mercedes broke down at Le Mans.

While Peugeot has yet to announce its line-up for the 2008, last year the roster included several names from Formula One, including former F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve (with whom Zonta drove at BAR), four-time Champ Car champ Sebastien Bourdais (who starts in F1 this year for Scuderia Toro Rosso) and veteran Ferrari test driver Marc Gené. Alex Wurz, who in 1996 became the youngest driver ever to win Le Mans and recently signed as a test driver for Honda F1 after leaving Williams, is also rumored to be part of Peugeot's line-up when they it announce sometime in February.

[Source: Autosport]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      i really liked the 908 concept car and it will be fantastic to watch two different models of diesel powered cars compete against each other and the rest of the field.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To bad Sebastien Bourdain has fallen into the ranks of F1 where you are not allowed to race anything unless it is completely backed by your sponsors. I miss the racers who got to race everything! Why the heck is RedBull not in endurance racing btw? It would make a ton of sense considering they have an "energy drink designed to increase your stamina and performance"
      • 7 Years Ago
      They were fastest at Sebring winter testing the last two days. Will announce if they plan to run the 12 hour race in the next two weeks. If they do it should prove to be a great match up.