Today's Photo Story - Stanley Dickens, first Swede to win Le Mans (1989)
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Today's Photo Story - Stanley Dickens, first Swede to win Le Mans (1989)

On December 10, 1901, five years to the day after the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. On June 11, 1989, Stanley Dickens became the first Swede to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in a Sauber C9.

The Sauber Mercedes team managed a one-two, even in the face of fierce battles with Jaguar, Porsche, Mercedes and Nissan. In a stunning edition of the 24 Hours, Jaguar, Porsche and Sauber took turns as leader, but in the end the Swiss team had the last word thanks to the trio Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens.

Photo (Copyright - Archives/ACO): The winning #63 Sauber C9 driven by Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens at the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans.