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Why the Mercedes CLRs kept taking off at Le Mans 1999

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Jun 18, 2019, 3:30 PM

Mercedes' most recent appearance in the Le Mans 24 Hours will forever be famous for the sight of its cars taking to the air. 20 years on from the 1999 event, which Mercedes eventually withdrew from following its third airborne accident of the week.

Chain Bear explains in great detail the factors behind the design of the spectacular-looking CLR that were ultimately the three-pointed star's downfall.

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