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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Villeneuve To Race In Le Mans

Canada's former Formula One world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, will drive a diesel-powered Peugeot in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race.Peugeot said in a statement that Villeneuve would form part of a six man, two-car team for the June race at the Sarthe circuit.The 35-year-old will be the first Formula One champion to compete in the classic since American Mario Andretti's last appearance in 2000.The Canadian joins Ferrari's Spanish Formula One test driver Marc Gene, Portugal's Pedro Lamy, France's ChampCar champion Sebastien Bourdais and French drivers Nicolas Minassian and Stephane Sarrazin in the squad.Peugeot won Le Mans in 1992 and 1993 and started their current programme in 2005 after they withdrew from the world rally championship.© NewsRoom 2007 .

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