Aston Martin Racing head into the final round of the 2009 Le Mans Series on a high after a clean sweep at the ADAC Nurburgring 1000km last month and is looking to emulate that success this weekend at Silverstone.
In 1959 Aston Martin won the World Sportscar Championship with the DRB1, and now the team are looking to repeat that success 50 years on.
The 007 car heads into the Northamptonshire race with a seven point advantage in the Tean and Driver Championships, but with one point for pole position and 10 points for the win they still have everything to play for.
“After the team's outstanding result at the NÃ¼rburgring, we head to our home race with confidence but also realism. Undoubtedly we are in a strong position but the Team and Driver Championships are by no means secure and we still have six hours of extremely tough racing against very strong opposition to get through,” said Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell. He added: “That said, the circuit should suit our car and is well known to our drivers. I'm sure we will have a huge amount of support from the British fans too so we are looking forward to the race.”
The team will be looking to utilise the three one-hour practice sessions on Friday and Saturday to hone the set-up for the 195 lap race which takes place on Sunday.