2013 24 Hours of Le Mans marred by death of Allan Simonsen

Aston Martin Racing's Allan Simonsen died from injures sustained in a violent, high-speed crash just nine minutes into the iconic motor racing event. The 35-year-old Dane was the first driver to die during the race since 1986.

L'Asvel bat Strasbourg et retrouvera Monaco en demi-finale/Photo prise le 24 juin 2009/REUTERS/� Ina Fassbender / Reuters
L'Asvel renverse Strasbourg, ça passe pour Monaco, Le Mans et Limoges
L'Asvel bat Strasbourg et retrouvera Monaco en demi-finale/Photo prise le 24 juin 2009/REUTERS/� Ina Fassbender / Reuters
Le Mans s'offre Monaco/Photo prise le 24 juin 2009/REUTERS/� Ina Fassbender / Reuters
Le Mans s'offre Monaco
Le Mans s'offre Monaco/Photo prise le 24 juin 2009/REUTERS/� Ina Fassbender / Reuters
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, team owner Chip Ganassi, center, celebrates with his drivers, from left, Sebastien Bourdais, of France, Dirk Mueller, of Germany, Joey Hand, Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, Richard Westbrook, of Great Britain and Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, after they placed first and second in the GT LeMans class in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ganassi's two cars destroyed the GT Le Mans class at Rolex 24 of Daytona to give the organization its 200th overall victory. The team owner is not basking in the glory of his accomplishment. He's ready to move on to the next race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
Chip Ganassi wants to keep rolling after 200th victory
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, team owner Chip Ganassi, center, celebrates with his drivers, from left, Sebastien Bourdais, of France, Dirk Mueller, of Germany, Joey Hand, Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, Richard Westbrook, of Great Britain and Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, after they placed first and second in the GT LeMans class in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ganassi's two cars destroyed the GT Le Mans class at Rolex 24 of Daytona to give the organization its 200th overall victory. The team owner is not basking in the glory of his accomplishment. He's ready to move on to the next race. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
Fernando Alonso, of Spain, walks down pit road to his car before the start of the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Fernando Alonso gets green light to race at 24 Hours Le Mans
Fernando Alonso, of Spain, walks down pit road to his car before the start of the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Fernando Alonso, of Spain, signs autographs for fans before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Fernando Alonso gets green light to race at 24 Hours Le Mans
Fernando Alonso, of Spain, signs autographs for fans before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
En la imagen, Fernando Alonso posa durante el Gran Premio de Brasil, el 12 de noviembre de 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
El piloto de McLaren Fernando Alonso conducirá para Toyota en Le Mans
En la imagen, Fernando Alonso posa durante el Gran Premio de Brasil, el 12 de noviembre de 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Fernando Alonso has spoken of his desire to take a crack at the "Triple Crown" of motor-racing - winning the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans (AFP Photo/NELSON ALMEIDA)
Fernando Alonso has spoken of his desire to take a crack at the "Triple Crown" of motor-racing - winning the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans
Fernando Alonso has spoken of his desire to take a crack at the "Triple Crown" of motor-racing - winning the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans (AFP Photo/NELSON ALMEIDA)
Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, crosses the finish line in a Ford GT to win the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Chip Ganassi earns 200th victory with Rolex class win
Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, crosses the finish line in a Ford GT to win the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Le Mans prend le meilleur sur Nanterre/Photo prise le 24 juin 2009/REUTERS/� Ina Fassbender / Reuters
Le Mans prend le meilleur sur Nanterre
Le Mans prend le meilleur sur Nanterre/Photo prise le 24 juin 2009/REUTERS/� Ina Fassbender / Reuters
Legendary race car driver Dan Gurney smiles while signing autographs during an appearance at the Concours d'Elegance historic automobile show in Newport, R.I., Friday, July 27, 2007. In addition to victories in Formula One, Indy cars, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am, Gurney also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with A.J. Foyt as co-drivers in the endurance race. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Legendary race car driver Dan Gurney smiles while signing autographs during an appearance at the Concours d'Elegance historic automobile show in Newport, R.I., Friday, July 27, 2007. In addition to victories in Formula One, Indy cars, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am, Gurney also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with A.J. Foyt as co-drivers in the endurance race. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
American auto racing legend Dan Gurney won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ford with AJ Foyt in 1967, turning a spray of champagne on his fellow American in celebration in a now traditional victory gesture (AFP Photo/TOUCHARD)
American auto racing legend Dan Gurney won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ford with AJ Foyt in 1967, turning a spray of champagne on his fellow American in celebration in a now traditional victory gesture
American auto racing legend Dan Gurney won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ford with AJ Foyt in 1967, turning a spray of champagne on his fellow American in celebration in a now traditional victory gesture (AFP Photo/TOUCHARD)
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Xavier Caitucoli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energie, poses during a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Xavier Caitucoli, Chairman and CEO of Direct Energie, poses during a visit at a wind farm in Juille
Xavier Caitucoli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energie, poses during a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Xavier Caitucoli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energie, poses during a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Xavier Caitucoli, Chairman and CEO of Direct Energie, poses during a visit at a wind farm in Juille
Xavier Caitucoli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energie, poses during a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot poses during a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
Sheep are herded at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
A sheep breeder is seen with his sheep at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a photovoltaic power plant in Allonnes near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot is surrounded by journalists as he attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot is surrounded by journalists as he attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot talks to journalists as he attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot talks to journalists as he attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot is surrounded by journalists as he attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot is surrounded by journalists as he attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot attends a visit at a wind farm in Juille near Le Mans, France January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
FILE- In this March 19, 2010, file photo, Level 5 Motorsports driver Scott Tucker waits in his Oreca FLM09 on pit row during a break in the morning practice session for the American Le Mans Series' 12 Hours of Sebring auto race in Sebring, Fla. Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker has been sentenced to over 16 years in prison after his conviction for running a payday loan business that prosecutors say cheated millions of financially struggling Americans. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker gets over 16 years in prison
FILE- In this March 19, 2010, file photo, Level 5 Motorsports driver Scott Tucker waits in his Oreca FLM09 on pit row during a break in the morning practice session for the American Le Mans Series' 12 Hours of Sebring auto race in Sebring, Fla. Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker has been sentenced to over 16 years in prison after his conviction for running a payday loan business that prosecutors say cheated millions of financially struggling Americans. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

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