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Richard Mille - A month of outstanding performances and historic victories

Richard Mille A month of outstanding performances and historic victories

For close to a month Richard Mille partners have been making headlines left and right with their victories.

The 26th of May is a date Simon Pagenaud will never forget. On that day, at 35 years old, he claimed his first Indianapolis 500 title. Images of the driver brandishing his trophy before a crowd of 400,000 anticipate those of Rafa with the Coupe des Mousquetaires. Holder of 18 Grand Slam titles, the Majorcan demonstrated once again with this unprecedented duodecima victory that his determination is stronger than anything, and bring him to the heights of international tennis.

Un mois de performances et de victoires historiques

Simon Pagenaud © Richard Mille

Two other Richard Mille partners are on fire this midsummer month: the two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso and Sébastien Buemi savoured their victory alongside Kazuki Nakajima at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was at the wheel of the #8 car belonging to Toyota Gazoo Racing that the title-holder, Fernando Alonso took to the track for his last endurance race on the manceau circuit.

Un mois de performances et de victoires historiques

Fernando Alonso et Sébastien Buemi © Richard Mille

After winning five out of six races over the season, Alonso is retiring from endurance racing with panache: ‘This won’t be my last race at Le Mans. I’ll come back, but not next year, because my schedule is too tight until 2020. I’ll see what opportunity brings (…) I have many extraordinary memories with this team. The snow at Spa, the legendary track at Sebring, Le Mans, of course, the atmosphere of the championship and the great fanbase. I loved it all. But I also like to move outside my comfort zone. The Dakar is probably my ultimate challenge, but for now I haven’t decided anything.’

Un mois de performances et de victoires historiques

Fernando Alonso et Sébastien Buemi © Richard Mille

With Alonso and Buemi atop the podium, third place at Le Mans went to another Richard Mille partner, Stoffel Vandoorne, driver of the BR1 #11 SMP Racing. The three drivers each wore an RM 67-02 in the colours of their country. Richard Mille also extends congratulations to the other partner teams that participated in the race, such as Jackie Chan DC Racing and TDS Racing, which respectively earned 2nd and 3rd places in LMP2.

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Richard Mille did not simply try to find his place in the watchmaking world – he carved one out for himself, constantly striving not to take anything for granted, and to make innovation and extreme technical prowess his driving forces.

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