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  • Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 7 driven by Austrian Alexander Wurz leads as drivers take the start at the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, western France, on June 14, 2014. 54 cars with162 drivers are participating in the race on June 14 and 15. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Drivers take the start at the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, western France, on June 14, 2014. 54 cars with162 drivers are participating in the race on June 14 and 15. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • The Toyota TS040 Hybrid driven by Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima, France's Stephane Sarrazin and Austria's Alexander Wurtz, foreground, takes a bend during the 82th 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • Australian driver Mark Webber in his Porsche 919 Hybrid N° 20 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Austrian driver Alexander Wurz in his Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 7 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Spanish driver Marc Gene in his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°1 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • A marshall with a yellow flag waves to mark the neutralization of the race during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • German driver Nick Heidfeld in his Rebellion R-One -Toyota N° 12 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • US actor and driver Patrick Dempsey in his Porsche 911 RSR N° 77 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Mechanics work on the Ferrari 458 Italia N°53 driven by British driver Johnny Mowlem as part of a pit stop during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Mechanics are busy around the Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 7, driven by Austrian driver Alexander Wurz and Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima (Rear-R), during a pit stop for a driver's change, in the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • British driver Oliver Webb in his Alpine A 450B Nissan N° 36 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • French driver Stephane Sarrazin in his Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 7 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • US driver Spencer Pumpelly in his Ferrari 458 Italia N°66 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • German driver Andre Lotterer (R) in his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 competes ahead of French driver Nicolas Lapierre (C) in his Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 8 and Danish driver Tom Kristensen in his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°1 during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Toyota Racing, Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid of Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Kazuki Nakajima during the Le Mans 24h Race on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
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  • The Ferrari 458 Italia, front, driven by Britain's Sam Bird, Italy's Michele Rugolo and Australia's Stepan Wyatt during the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • The Porsche 919 driven by Timo Bernhard of Germany, Mark Webber of Australia, and Bredon Hartley of New Zealand, in a curve of the Mans circuit, during a free practice session for the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The race will take place on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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  • The remains of the Audi R18 E-Tron No1 driven by Loic Duval of France are brought back to the pits after it crashed during a free practice session for the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The race will take place here on Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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  • The Audi R18 E-tron driven by Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi of Italy, and Oliver Jarvis of Great Britain, in a curve of the Mans circuit, during a free practice session for the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The race will take place on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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  • The Audi R18 E-Tron driven by Marcel Fassler of Switzerland, Andre Lotterer of Germany and Benoit Treluyer of France, foreground, in a curve of the Mans circuit, during a free practice session for the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The race will take place on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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  • The Toyota TS 040 driven by Alexander Wurz of Austria, Stephane Sarrazin of France and Kazuki Nakajima of Japan in a curve of the Mans circuit, during a free practice session for the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The race will take place on Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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  • The Toyota TS040 Hybrid no. 7 driven by Japan driver Kazuki Nakajima, French Stephane Sarrazin and Austria Alexander Wurtz in action during the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • Cars in action during the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • The Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by Germany's Andre Lotterer, Switzerland's Marcel Fassler and France's Benoit Treluye drives ahead of Audi R18 e-tron quattro, driven by Italy's Marco Bonanomi, Portugal's Filipe Albuquerque and Britain's Oliver Jarvisin action, during the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • The Nissan Zeod Rc driven by Japan's Satoshi Motoya, Spain's Lucas Ordonez and Belgium's Wolfgang Reip, in action, during the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima in his Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 7 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Spanich driver Marc Gene in his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°1 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • German driver Timo Bernhard in his Porsche 919 Hybrid N° 20 (L) and German driver Andre Lotterer in his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 (R) compete during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Porsche 911 RSR N°88 driven by United Arab Emirates Khaled al-Qubaisi (foreground) competes ahead of Ferrari 458 Italia N°57 driven by British Ben Collins (back) during the 82nd edition of the Le Mans 24-hours (24 Heures du Mans) endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Austrialian former Formula One ace Mark Webber was leading the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race with just three hours to go today after cashing in on the Audi team's misfortunes. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Canadian driver Paul Dalla Lana in his Aston Martin Vantage V 8 N° 98 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • French driver Nelson Panciatici in his Alpine A 450B Nissan N° 36 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • German driver Nick Heidfeld in his Rebellion R-One -Toyota N° 12 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Australian driver Mark Webber in his Porsche 919 Hybrid N° 20 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • French driver Nicolas Lapierre in his Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 8 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / JEAN FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Audi Sport Team Joest, Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro of Marcel Fassler, André Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
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  • German driver Timo Bernhard in his Porsche 919 Hybrid N° 20 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • German driver Andre Lotterer in his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 competes during the 82nd Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six cars with 168 drivers are participating on June 14 and 15 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Audi Sport Team Joest, Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro of Marcel Fassler, André Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
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  • LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Porsche Team, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley on June 14, 2014 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
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  • The Ferrari 458 Italia, front, driven by Britain's Sam Bird, Italy's Michele Rugolo and Australia's Stepan Wyatt during the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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  • Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 driven by French Benoit Treluyer (R) crosses the finish line to take the checkered flag in its 379th and last lap to win the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race ahead of Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°1 driven by Danish Tom Kristensen on June 15, 2014, in Le Mans, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • (From L) Drivers of the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 French Benoit Treluyer, German Andre Lotterer and Swiss Marcel Fassler celebrate on their car after winning the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race on June 15, 2014, in Le Mans, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • (From L) Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°1 drivers Spanich Marc Gene, Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi and Danish Tom Kristensen celebrate on the podium after coming in second in the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race on June 15, 2014, in Le Mans, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Drivers of the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 German Andre Lotterer (L), French Benoit Treluyer (2nd L) and Swiss Marcel Fassler (R) celebrate on the podium with head of Audi Sport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich after winning the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race on June 15, 2014, in Le Mans, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Drivers of the Toyota TS 040 Hybrid N° 8 British Anthony Davidson (from 2nd L), Swiss Sebastien Buemi and French Nicolas Lapierre and team manager John Steeghs celebrate on the podium after coming in third in the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race on June 15, 2014, in Le Mans, western France. AFP PHOTO / Guillaume SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Commenting on the rush of events that rocked beginning and end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Paul Truswell of Radio Le Mans said "the race is about the ability to endure, not just the ability of drivers to do what they do for a long time." The entire race machine, all the way down to the pit boards and radios, has to survive the stress and abuse of the entire day. This was the race to prove those words.