ACO pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims


The Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris has a minor racing tie-in, as Charlie Hebdo was a part of one 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Here is a statement from the ACO about the one-off outing in 1998:

In its own daring and provocative way, Charlie Hebdo also contributed to the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1998, Georges Wolinski, one of the 12 victims of the attack at the paper’s offices yesterday, created an Art Car: the No. 68 Porsche 911 GT2, driven by Hervé Poulain, Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière and Eric Graham. They finished in 20th place.

We extend our thoughts and sympathies in the wake of the tragedy.