- Le Mans 24hr this weekend 🤠
Well this came around quickly 🤧
Always watch as much of it as I can, I just loooove the fact that this still goes on and that there are some pretty awesome efforts behind the scenes of the less well funded (more Corinthian spirit) teams.
Shall watch the buildup, the the start, then go for supper, come back and watch until I fall asleep, the breakfast with the “what the hell happened overnight” synopsis and relax until the end.
On Eurosport – start to finish (as it should be)
I’ll give the form book some consideration later in the week….
(I wonder if Chris Hoys in it ???)Posted 8 months ago
Get home on Thursday and it’s fathers day this weekend so my usual fathers day gift of a few beers in the fridge, some family sized bags of crisps in the cupboard and a large bar of galaxy in the fridge and that’s me set.
I’d love to see some of the non hybrid LMP1 cars give Toyota a run for their money but I just can’t see it. Also interested to see how the new vantage does.Posted 8 months agoMarkBrewerMember
You can’t guarantee anything but Toyota really should win it, I’d like to see the Rebellion team beat them though. It’ll be interesting with Button racing too.
I’ve only been once 3 years ago and I was working but the atmosphere of the place is like nothing else, especially in the pits in the early hours of the morning with the constant drone of cars going past echoing off the grandstand. I want to go now!Posted 8 months agowitherseaMember
Gutted not to be going this year. It should be an easy win for Toyota this year and probably next as there is a WEC superseaon that runs until Le Mans 2019.
But never say never, another Toyota melt down is always possible.
Aston Martin and others are on about joining post 2019 and they are defining a new class to replace LMP1 with a Hypercar category……
Plenty of potential for the future and although folk have complained about the changes, that is what has happened throughout the decades at Le Mans as manufacturers come and go as car definitions change.
Soo…I’ll be tuning into Eurosport this weekend and wishing I was there.Posted 8 months agosharkbaitMember
I’ll be watching but am disappointed at the lack of LMP1 now.
On the plus side I’m in a group of 12 friends who are off to the Classic le Mans in about 3 weeks so we’ll get to see all the monsters there. Slightly embarrassingly there’s only one classic car in our group (E Type) with the other five being modern AM, Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar and a Bentley.
My mate (who I’m going with) has a lovely, fully restored, Austin Healey 3000 but he’s decided he rather likes the idea of cruise control, air conditioning and a modicum of comfort so we’re off down there in one of these
May well go again in two years as a chap I know through my girls school has bought an LMP1 rolling chassis, has stuck a big Chevy V8 engine in it and is aiming to take part in the next one.Posted 8 months agolegendMember
Slightly embarrassingly there’s only one classic car in our group (E Type) with the other five being modern AM, Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar and a Bentley.
Yes, that does seem like a terrible predicament.
I’m pinning my hopes on the new (still being drawn up) “hypercar” regs – hopefully they’ll make the fast end of the grid a proper show again (I was lucky enough to go in ’97 and ’98, so it’s all been a bit “meh” ever since)Posted 8 months agorosscopecoSubscriber
Missing it myself this year…would have been my 7th year. Didn’t plan it this way but kind of glad I’m not going as the LMP1 field is really disappointing.
The whole weekend is just great though…the journey there and back, the camping, the fans cars, the doughnut competitions, the beer, the town, the pits, the Friday night party, the laughs, the race, the sleepless nights, the burger / fast food stands at 4 in the morning, and the post race BBQ food!
Tickets for next year already booked (in my head / the wife doesn’t know yet…)Posted 8 months agobombjackMember
Best motorsport week of the year. Don’t discount the other LMP1 runners. Toyota have a habit of throwing the race away, and with 30 GTE cars on the grid there is plenty of traffic for them all to negotiate. Looking forward to a mammoth TV session with RLM in the headphones as I fall asleep for that authentic La Sarthe experience overnight,Posted 8 months agodalhalvaigMember
Well you might think about putting it on your bucket list but before jumping in let’s see what National Geographic thinks of it…
Read it? So you see it’s not a bucket list job…it’s the Law, you HAVE to go to Le Mans!
Travelling down on Thursday afternoon, meeting up with folk on the way, should be in Maison Blanche in time for an early Friday morning fry up including Stornoway Black Pudding (also the Law) and then relax…
First time I went was 1990…this will be number 23. Saw a guy with a t-shirt a few years back which said 40th Anniversary, thought it was a birthday weekend, until I realised that’s how many times he’d been!
Can’t wait…maybe let Rosscopeco come again with us next year…Posted 8 months agomilky1980Member
Went in ’07, ’08 and ’09 and loved every minute of it! First year was solo but made some friends in the campsite. Second year met up with the same lot and made some more friends. Third year was solo again but made some different friends!
Was great watching the Diesel battles between Audi and Peugeot, the GT3 fight between Corvette and Aston was even better! Need to go again but might wait until they have a decent field of entrants throughout again. Will still follow this year via RadioLeMans on the net though.Posted 8 months agocelticdragonSubscriber
I’ll be watching! GTE pro and Am will be the close ones, I really hope #98 Aston Martin gets the top step again. On paper, Toyota Gazoo are the strongest, but lets not forget Jackie Chan Racing almost won a couple of years back. Nothing is certain at Le Mans, apart from lack of sleep!
Will be interested to see how the new AM GTE pro cars get on as this will be their first real test.
Yes, I’m an AM fan and live 15 miles from Newport Pagnell!Posted 8 months ago
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