Our purpose: To drive human progress through freedom of movement.

Ford Motor Company touches the lives of people in every corner of the globe, not just by making and selling the most technologically advanced, reliable and fun-to-drive vehicles in the world, but by leading the way in manufacturing and business innovation.

Since 1903, Ford Motor Company has put the world on wheels – and has enjoyed a long and varied history in many different forms of motor racing too. 

Here is a brief look at some of our most significant successes.


A Ford Model T won the transcontinental New York to Seattle cross-country race.


Ionel Zamfirescu and P. G. Cristea won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Ford V8 ‘Flathead’.


A Lincoln (the luxury division of Ford) actually won the first ever NASCAR race, which was held at North Carolina’s Charlotte Speedway. The following year saw the first win in a Ford brand vehicle at Dayton Ohio.


Three Ford GTs scored a famous 1-2-3 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a legendary story captured in the 2019 movie Ford v Ferrari. Ford went on to win again in the two following years, arguably the most famous string of American racing victories in the history of the sport.


Ford has enjoyed tremendous success as an engine supplier to Formula One over the years, currently standing at an incredible 176 victories. The first of these wins came back in 1967 at the Dutch Grand Prix, with Jim Clark the victorious driver in the cockpit of the Lotus 49.


Trevor Bayne wins the Daytona 500 in a 1–2–3 finish for Ford. It was Ford’s 600th NASCAR victory.


In celebration of Ford’s 40th anniversary of winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford Performance entered four iconic GTs into the GTE Pro class, coming first, third and fourth in their discipline. Ford set GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for ‘longest video game marathon on a racing game’ using a Ford GT for 48 hours 29 minutes and 21 seconds.


Ford ends full factory involvement in WEC after three successful years and shifts attention to Esports, making its debut in the Le Mans Esports Series Two November 2019.


The future is bright and we want you to be part of it.

Team Fordzilla, Ford’s eSports racing team is launched and begins to recruit racers from across Europe. Always looking to innovate, we took a brand-new approach to building the team, offering inclusivity and fun to all up-and-coming racers.

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