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Bourdais picks up a podium at Le Mans 15 Jun 2009

Stephan Sarrazin (FRA) / Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) / Franck Montagny (FRA), Team Peugeot 908 HDI. Le Mans 24 Hours, La Sarthe, Le Mans, France, 13-14 June 2009. Le Mans 24 Hours LMP1 podium and results: 1st David Brabham (AUS) / Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Marc Gene (ESP), Peugeot, centre. 2nd Sebastien Bourdais (FRA) / Franck Montagny (FRA) / Stephane Sarrazine (FRA), Peugeot, left. 3rd Tom Kristensen (DEN) / Rinaldo Capello (ITA) / Allan McNish (GBR) Audi, right. Le Mans 24 Hours, La Sarthe, Le Mans, France, 13-14 June 2009.

Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Bourdais finished second in this weekend’s Le Mans 24-hour race, sharing Peugeot’s number-eight car with former F1 stars Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin. Formula One names, past or present, featured among the driver line-ups for all of the top-three cars.

As Peugeot clinched an emotional one-two, victory went to their number-nine car, driven by former Williams racer Alex Wurz, Ferrari tester Marc Gene and Grand Prix veteran David Brabham, while ex-Toyota F1 driver Allan McNish was among those at the wheel of the third-placed Audi entry.

Bourdais put in a highly impressive stint during the night to bring his squad’s car back into contention following a suspension problem which dropped them two laps off the frontrunnners, having previously enjoyed a sizeable lead in the race's early stages.

For Wurz, it was his second taste of victory in the famous endurance race. The Austrian became the event’s youngest winner back in 1996 when he shared a Joest Racing Porsche with American Davy Jones and German Manuel Reuter.