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The last true Le Mans start: All drivers had sprinted to their cars with Rolf Stommelen, Porsche 917, in the lead, followed by Vic Elford's and Jo Siffert's Porsches LeMans 1969
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The greatest drivers to never win Le Mans

Some of the finest drivers in sportscar history never actually won the category's most famous event. Here's our selection of the best six who missed out.

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Most of the great sportscar drivers have tasted success in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but such is the nature and challenge of the event that there are some notable absentees from the winners list. So who were the best losers?

To decide on our top six, we looked at a number of factors. The key ones were how well the drivers got on at Le Mans, the circumstances of their failures, and the amount of success scored elsewhere.

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