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24 Hours of Le Mans

Poll: What is the hardest part of motorsport's 'triple crown' to win?

Only one driver has ever completed motorsport's triple crown, Graham Hill, but which leg is the hardest to win individually?

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This weekend is the final leg of the 2024 motorsport season's trident of prestigious races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Together, the three events comprise the unofficial triple crown of motorsport, taking the so-called crown jewels of F1, IndyCar and endurance racing - the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

19 drivers have competed in all three, but only one has ever taken victory in each - Graham Hill. The two-time F1 drivers' champion triumphed in Monte Carlo on five occasions, whilst winning the Indy 500 and Le Mans in 1966 and 1972, respectively.

Only two active racing drivers have won two legs of the prestigious achievement, Fernando Alonso and Juan Pablo Montoya, although the latter is not competing this season.

The former won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2006 and 2007, before clinching victory at Le Mans in 2018 and 2019. The 42-year-old has twice competed in the Indy 500, with a best finish of 21st, in 2020.

Montoya won in Monte Carlo in 2003, and is a two-time Indy 500 winner - taking the win in 2000 and 2015. The 48-year-old has won the 24 Hours of Daytona three times, in 2007, 2008 and 2013, but has yet to win at Le Mans in three attempts.

Two drivers competing in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans have won a leg of the triple crown - Jenson Button and Scott Dixon, who are both competing in hypercars. Button won the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix and Dixon won the 2008 Indy 500.

However, which part of the triple crown is the most difficult to win?

Let us know what you think by commenting or by voting below in the latest RacingNews365 poll.

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