It's been 50 years since Ford
claimed its historic 1-2-3 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
and the automaker has a lot to celebrate
. To commemorate its victory at this year's race
, and as a nod to its previous victory, Ford will light up its World Headquarters building in Dearborn, MI with the words "Won Le Mans," just like the automaker did 50 years ago. The lighting will also be used to honor its drivers and team that will be coming to the area tomorrow.
The #68 Ford GT
campaigned by Chip Ganassi Racing claimed the overall victory in the LM GTE Pro Class, while the #69 Ford GT finished in third place. The #68 Ford GT, piloted by Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, and Sébastien Bourdais, has given Ford plenty of reasons to celebrate. Hopefully, Ford will be able to get the lights on the 11th floor to cooperate.