Nothing matches  Le Mans. For roughly €80 a ticket and a few euros for a tent, you get to see some of the best drivers in the world test their mental and physical mettle

It’s 7pm on a sunny Saturday and people are lazing on the grass, sipping beer as, on stage, an ageing French rock band knocks out another Tom Petty co(...)

The Aston Martin Racing Vantage   during qualifying. Photograph: Getty Images

Each year thousands of petrolheads travel from all corners of the globe to descend on the French village of Le Mans, for what is arguably the world’s (...)

Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen, pictured in 2007, died after losing control of his Aston Martin at Le Mans. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash during today’s Le Mans 24 Hours race in France. Simonsen (34(...)