Peugeot Sport sets driver line-ups

DRIVER LINE-UPS CONFIRMED FOR THE 908 HDi FAP In the wake of the three test sessions that enabled the six drivers to familiarise themselves with both the new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP and the team, Peugeot's driver line-ups for the Le Mans Series...

DRIVER LINE-UPS CONFIRMED FOR THE 908 HDi FAP

In the wake of the three test sessions that enabled the six drivers to familiarise themselves with both the new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP and the team, Peugeot's driver line-ups for the Le Mans Series and the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours have now been finalised.

The physical training course organised at the end of January in the Pyrenean ski resort of Font Romeu, France, also served to guide the final choice by enabling the four drivers who will compete in the Le Mans Series to get to know each other even better.

The two Peugeot crews are:

Pedro Lamy (P) / Stéphane Sarrazin (F) / Sébastien Bourdais (F)
Marc Gene (E) / Nicolas Minassian (F) / Jacques Villeneuve (C)

Serge Saulnier (Team Manager): "It didn't take long to realise that it would be difficult to split Pedro Lamy and Stéphane Sarrazin. They know each other from the time they have spent together in motor sport and they get on extremely well. To share their car in the Le Mans 24 Hours, we have chosen Sébastien Bourdais. His feedback concerning the 908 is quite similar to that of both Pedro and Stéphane and his build is not unlike Stéphane's.

"Marc Gené and Nicolas Minassian have a great deal in common too, beginning with their driving style of course. At Le Mans, they will be joined by Jacques Villeneuve. They know each other from Formula 1 and Nicolas even tested Jacques' title-winning car in 1997."

Michel Barge (Peugeot Sport Director): "In terms of both performance and their analysis of the car, all these drivers are of an extremely high calibre. Everyone in the team is getting to know each other and our technical staff is delighted with the drivers. The atmosphere is friendly and positive, and that's important for the progress of the team and the car. Choosing who drove with whom was based on simple criteria and the two cars are consequently on an equal footing with respect to the results we can expect."

-credit: peugeot sport

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