Le Mans 2018

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  1. Nembo1777

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    Lorenzo believe me Le Mans is sooo different from any F1 track it would take a while to get used to it, Jenson stated how disconcerting it was that is not hype.
    Hi Barton yes traffic was bad enough in the sunlight but I only drove in dry daylight weather there, no night stints and no wet ones thankfully. To be in the 24hrs in a GT car and have an LMP car barrel towards you as you approach the Porsche curves in a thunderstorm at midnight noooo thanks:eek:

    I hope that by the time Le Mans is only run with electric or hydrogen cars I will be long gone yuk...
     
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  2. lorenzobandini

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    (A) Should? Already has as he was faster than his co-drivers. (albeit only 14th in P2, but he's in what he's in)

    (B) Perhaps his interest was lacking at Daytona (most definitely, a boring circuit)

    (C) Who cares. Real race fans don't give a sheet. 'Noticed? Many venues are upgrading and they still aren't drawing 'em. Not even "event" goers.

    The best times of racing are gone. Time'll tell about the remnants.
     
  3. BartonWorkman

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  4. Nembo1777

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    Yep that is one of my favorite race weekends, great cars great people, still have a buzz from it and it is not too crowded unlike F1 2 weeks later.

    That and Le Mans Classic in a month are my top 2, pity both are just every two years.

    Seems I was rebaptised:)

    Traveling today, all the best,

    "Mark"
     
  5. jgonzalesm6

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    Looks to be a wet and soggy one (June 16th & 17th).......time to make boys outta men and vice versa.

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    Wow.
     
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  8. Turbopanzer

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    Wet weather? Then I say Stuttgart for the overall win, Fred and Toyota find out its a long walk back to the pits when its wet. :p
     
  9. BartonWorkman

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    #33 BartonWorkman, Jun 5, 2018
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    Wow, they're calling the weather two weeks out?

    The 24 Hours changes dramatically when it rains.

    In 2001, there was a virtual monsoon through the entire race. There were so many cautions for all of the
    rain related incidents that open cockpit cars were taking in too much water into their cockpits. During one
    of the long night time safety car periods, Tom Kristensen reported that the water was sloshing around like
    a bath tub and his hands were getting shocks through the steering wheel in the Audi R8

    Audi Sport would have to bring the cars in the garages to have the water vacuumed out of the cockpits but
    with all of the electronics going through the steering wheel, there wasn't much that could be done.

    No one really wanted to be there so close on the heels of losing spiritual team leader Michele Alboreto from
    a testing accident. The rain didn't help. Naturally, as soon as the race ended so did the rain and the sun came out.

    BHW
     
  10. BartonWorkman

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    There are two cool videos which have come out of the test weekend.

    Official sights and sounds...


    Action in slo-mo...


    BHW
     
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    Here we go with some early morning photographing.....

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    I wish Ford would have some more fun with the liveries on the GT.
     
  13. Rosso328

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    Chip’s sports cars have pretty much always been red white and blue. Even the butt ugly turtle shaped DP in the IMSA series with Pruett and Rojas.

    I don’t see him changing that.

    (Plus, I’ve never met him so I stand to be corrected, but he has never struck me as a “fun” kind of guy.)
     
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    Class of the 86th LeMans

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    Brabham BT62 makes it debut at LeMans

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    "24 hour banking? I don't have time for that". Stephen Wright.
     
  18. Gatorrari

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    You wonder how different the cars would look if the Mulsanne still had no chicanes...
     
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  19. Gatorrari

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    Good looking car; I hope it appears in the United States races. Interesting they still use the "BT" moniker, since the "T" stood for Ron Tauranac! (For the uninitiated, he co-founded Motor Racing Developments with Jack Brabham back in 1962.)
     
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    Nice! ;)

    As soon as I saw jg's post I was gonna ask the same thing but I continued reading on.... :)


    I don't think that different as a mile is still pretty long and the cars have still gotta be good on the other circuits.
     
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    Good to know. You hate to see rain especially with so many spectators from all over the world in
    attendance but it is interesting to see how the teams deal with rain situations.

    We learn today where things are really at, will be listening.

    BHW
     
  23. lorenzobandini

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    'Always enjoyed rain, as a driver or spectator. 'Shake things up. ;)
     
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    Results free practice and Toyota on top.

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  27. Gatorrari

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    28 Prototypes is a lot, and the lead Rebellion car is hanging close. The Porsches seem to have a decided edge in GT-Pro; will there be any BoP changes made before the race?

    A 40 second difference between the fastest and slowest cars seems like a lot, but is it?
     

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