Le Mans 2014: a driver's-eye view
Here's Aston racer and 24-hour veteran Darren Turner with his preview of the weekend showdown
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
"It's great to see other manufacturers taking on the might of Audi"
"The P1 battle is going to be so good this year. Audi have had it all their own way for a long time so now everyone is enjoying the battle that Toyota has taken to them in the last few years and Porsche will no doubt do too. All three have gone about building their race cars completely differently so it's an interesting battle. It's great that the fastest category has some real competition going on now.
"From a driver's point of view we've watched the Audis win, year in year out, and there are a lot of drivers in the Audi camp that I know and like and all that, but I always want to see another car win because Audi have always been the biggest manufacturer in the paddock. They've always had the biggest paddock set up, the biggest motorhomes, the biggest hospitality - they've dominated on and off the track - so it's refreshing to see someone take the fight to them."