- Le Mans
Haven’t been for a few years. Might make it back one day, but as I get older, I feel less inclined to sleep in a tent.
Watching the first qualifying session at the moment. Lots of action at the moment, especially when you consider there are 2 more sessions tomorrow.Posted 3 months agoMargeMember
I watched the qualifying last night on Eurosport – as usual excellent coverage with some superb insights from the presentation team including ex-drivers
LMP1 might be interesting but only time will tell..
Toyota give the impression (if it’s real) that they aren’t 100% in control just yet
The big topic across all classes was (potential) sandbagging and trying to avoid any BOP changes when they are reviewed tomorrow… makes it a bit false perhaps but still it’s a great spectacle and I very much hope for a great GT fight once morePosted 3 months ago
Rainy weekend here = lots of Eurosport LM coverage for me.Posted 3 months ago
Just amazing what those cars can do.
Went to the classic LM last year with 11 mates and it was an epic trip.
Off again next year 🙂 as I think the ‘modern’ race just gets too packed and busy for us now.mikertroidMember
Used to go with my old man regularly, loved it! Am planning to cycle next year and spread his ashes on the Mulsanne Straight…. before the action starts!Posted 3 months ago
Looking forward to it. Sadly I’ve never got over Group C. F1 leaves me cold when I consider what an awesome spectacle Group C was.bombjackMember
Looking forward to the race, also looking forward to the announcement on Friday which should give some info on the structure for 20/21 onwards.Posted 3 months ago
Its not Toyotas race yet – They only have 2 bullets in their gun, and as the shunt with the Dragonspeed showed last night there are over 50 other cars they’ve got to get around.
Loved the way in which you could almost see the sand bags being dropped by the Ford GT as it set its LMGTE pro time last night 🙂MargeMember
Loved the way in which you could almost see the sand bags being dropped by the Ford GT as it set its LMGTE pro time last night
Can’t blame them after last year….Posted 3 months ago
BOP really messes with the GTE class more than anything. It made for a brilliant battle last year but can’t be good for the sport for the best car to be artificially limited.MarkBrewerMember
I was planning to go again this year but due to the solicitors taking their time our house move is this week so there was no way I could make it over there.
I watched the start earlier and have just started watching on Quest, was thinking there was a lot of cars left then there was an accident. I reckon there will be a few more before the sun comes up!Posted 3 months agoathgrayMember
I have not followed motor sport for around 20 years, however having a car daft 10 year old boy, I have started to watch more this year.
I have never watched Le Mans before, but now sat watching Eurosport with the sound down, liquid drum and bass through the headphones and a nice whisky.
Seeing these cars on a track at 200mph+ at night with the glare of head lights and ferris wheels is strangely captivating, and I have every admiration for the drivers.
The top cars seem glued to the track and it looks terrifying when you see the onboard cameras!Posted 3 months agofossyMember
My son is there with two friends – camping, but took everything on the Eurostar (he decided on a solar charger in the end rather than the genny).
They have been there since Wednesday, and weather has been good. Loads of fantastic photos.
The amount of camping and camera gear he took was crazy, but they got it there.Posted 3 months ago
Once again I watched a fair bit (i.e. everything apart from 1am-8am). It really is an incredible event and such a feat by everyone involved.
I’m still not sure what happened to the 92 Porsche overnight but it’s a shame as the GTE Pro battle was immense!
Also feel for the #7 Toyota – certainly a moral victory there…. shame Alonso was in the 8 car but at least he didn’t do the final stint.
Looking forward to going back the Classic again next year.Posted 3 months ago
Yeah Le Mans is great. I love the fact that the racing is close in the lower groups but it’s definitely missing something at the sharp end, especially with Toyota possibly playing silly buggers at the end.
Hopefully the hypercars will attract plenty of manufacturers and make the fight for the overall winner more exciting.Posted 3 months ago
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