Race, Modern
AUG 23rd 2021

Damien Smith

Five talking points from a historic Le Mans 24 Hours

Britain’s best sports car racer of the current era was getting sick and tired of the unlucky tag that dogged him because he lacked a Le Mans 24 Hours victory. But Mike Conway can forget all that now. He and his team-mates Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez finally threw the aggravating monkey off their backs by leading the 2021 edition of the Big One all the way last weekend, as Toyota claimed an emphatic one-two in the first Le Mans run to the new Hypercar rulebook. Was it a classic thriller? Absolutely not. Will Conway care? No again. And neither will Toyota – especially given what it achieved with an all-new car.

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