McLaren F1 GTR - 24H Le Mans - 100th Anniversary - 1995

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In 1995, McLaren made their debut at Le Mans with the F1, a car designed for grand touring but not endurance racing. Against all odds, the team achieved a remarkable overall victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe, despite being a rookie at the event's track. Joining the roster of our celebratory collection for the Centenary of 24 Hours of Le Mans, we are proud to introduce our new Limited Edition poster, featuring the iconic McLaren F1 GTR.

McLaren faced stiff competition from more established endurance racing teams, but their engineers and drivers found ways to outsmart the competition. Although the F1 GTR was not originally designed for endurance racing, the car equipped with a BMW S70/3 engine putting out 600 horsepower proved to be more than competitive at Le Mans. The team's efforts paid off, with five out of seven F1 GTRs finishing the race. Taking all but one spot in the first 5 finishing positions, the winning car driven by JJ Lehto, Masanori Sekiya, and Yannick Dalmas beat the second-placed vehicle by a mere lap.

Winning the first six rounds of the 1995 GT championship, the McLaren F1 GTR was a force to be reckoned with. However, the win at Le Mans in 1995 was where it undeniably cemented its place in motorsport history. It was a triumph of innovation, endurance, and teamwork, inspiring generations of racing enthusiasts. Our poster serves as a testament to the F1's incredible debut, capturing the spirit of its enduring legacy. Available in Classic, Limited, and Mini editions, it's the perfect addition to any racing fan's collection.

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