Villeneuve Second at Le Mans

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJune 15, 2008

Jacques Villeneuve had another try this weekend at winning the 24-hour classic race of Le Mans.

With a victory at Le Mans, Villeneuve would become only the second driver to claim the triple crown of racing.

Along with Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gené, the Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP finished in second place, a single lap behind the winner. The regularity of the Audi R10 TDI driven by Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello allowing them to finish in first place.

After a few hours of racing, Villeneuve and his team had managed to take a thirty seconds lead over the Audi. But later on, some mechanical complications caused overheating on the Peugeot which made them waste crucial seconds and track position.

Villeneuve, Minassian and Gené finished third last year and with this second place this year, they now form a decently solid and experienced team.

I expect that they will be reunited and pushing for the victory again next year.