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24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 10th, 2011, 4:03 pm

I know I cant be the only one waiting for this. Looking foward to hardly any sleep saturday night.

This year should be a good battle between the pugs and audis since audi slightly faster. Once the 908's hold together it should be close.

Coverage:
http://stream.speedtv.com/corvette
or if u are a peugeot fan, this stream was workin best las yr:
http://www.peugeot-sport.com/en/home.html
and of course FLD:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fastlaned ... ium=317033

Le mans has the most beautiful cars and most relevant tech if u ask me.
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Audi R18 2011 Le Mans Dress Rehearsal 8.jpg

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Qualifying Results:
http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-163814.html



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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby novastar1 » June 10th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Those ferraris?
I wonder if they can stand up to the r15.


Hopefully no oil slicks this year

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 10th, 2011, 5:53 pm

i feel the a bmw will take gte, they hav the speed and reliability as was shown in sebring. Is real plenty ferraris in d field though, so one must finish good

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby ru$$ell » June 10th, 2011, 7:22 pm

Bleh. I expect the same turnout as last year,peugeot gonna push their cars to hard and break em, imagine last le manns, every pit posted their own lap time in the pits for drivers to review,while peugeot posted everyone else's lap time. Talk about pressure on the driver

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 10th, 2011, 10:36 pm

just found a great site, not just for le mans.
Just click on a car!
http://www.racecar-engineering.com/LeMans/

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 11th, 2011, 10:34 am

I dont know what these boys does be thinkin, the race now start!
Hope everybody ok

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby jeevdude199 » June 11th, 2011, 7:08 pm

and thats 2 audis out

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby 2NR Smurf » June 12th, 2011, 8:59 am

Those R18s are unbelievably quiet tho.

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby jeevdude199 » June 12th, 2011, 9:46 am

wheyyyy well done audi!!!!!!!

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 12th, 2011, 10:28 am

Was a great race, particularly impressed by the safety engineering and reliability of the audis and how close the margin of victory was. Only 15seconds.

Best Le Mans in quite a few years!

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby M_2NR » June 12th, 2011, 3:05 pm

wow!


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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby Morpheus » June 12th, 2011, 3:17 pm

Well done Audi. With 4 Peugeots snapping at its heels!!

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby 16 cycles » June 13th, 2011, 12:31 pm

Nissan Le Mans 24H Race Report
Circuit de la Sarthe

STUNNING CLASS VICTORY AT LE MANS 24 HOURS

• 1-2 victory for Nissan-powered LMP2 cars
• Greaves Motorsport take the class win with Tom Kimber-Smith, Karim Ojjeh and Olivier Lombard
• Nissan’s gamer-turned-racer Lucas Ordonez takes podium finish on Le Mans debut

Signatech Nissan

Nissan-powered cars have finished in first and second place in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours. Olivier Lombard took the chequered flag as LMP2 winner in the Zytek Nissan of Greaves Motorsport. In second place was the Oreca 03 Nissan of the Signatech Nissan team of Lucas Ordonez, Franck Mailleux and Soheil Ayari.


http://www.motorsport.com/#/all/news/ni ... ce-report/

^ see link for more....

elsewhere....

some of the drivers in the LMPs* were highly critical of the standard of the GT class drivers...night crash involving the ferrari GTE added fuel to that argument...

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 30th, 2011, 12:35 pm

Yaaaay
Le Mans just goin to get better and better.
now porsche in LMP1

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby Morpheus » June 30th, 2011, 10:27 pm

^^Whoohooo! Bring it on!! Great to see!

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » July 19th, 2011, 9:04 pm

Thaz what we saying, now jaguar on board as well in P1

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/18/jagu ... -new-lmp1/

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » October 14th, 2011, 9:14 pm

And it continues, now toyota to P1 with a hybrid
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/14/toyo ... -lmp1-car/

Now is really a good time for international racing, wrc goin real good and they gettin vw, everybody expanding

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 10th, 2012, 9:49 am

Its that time again, next weekend. I surprised the toyotas only 1 second behind the audis in practice. I guess the modifications they copied from audi during their "down time due to the crash of the development car" earlier this year were a big help. I doubt it was that they skipped the Spa race so they could copy audi aerodynamics and make the car faster. Nah couldnt be.

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Anyway everybody does that, i not hating on toyota. This year's race i think is more of a test session for everybody, audi, toyota and the delta wing. Could still be exciting though, but i seriously doubt they will top last year's race. If Peugeot was here still it would have been building up to another epic battle. I still trying to wake whole night though

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby plex » June 10th, 2012, 11:38 am

2014 its speculated Peugeot will return...That's the same yr for Porsche as well.

Opening laps of this race 3-4 it will be about speed, everyone will lay down their cards after that, is pure race strategy and reliability.

My support is for Toyota this yr. There are three factory Peugeot drivers driving for Toyota so added experience on the track is important. Toyota is petrol hybrid and right now diesel are being restricted performance wise every yr by the ACO. Its just a matter of time a petrol will win.

Toyota will face some disadvantages mainly number of cars they enter. Its 4 rings vs 2 Toyota. One sec is plenty in time gap in performance and lastly and most important Audi if they beaten in speed they will win by race strategy....We seen it over and over on the French..Well only for Le Mans...ILMC Cup was a different story for Audi...

Race will be good but i do expect to see 2 audis in the winning podium....

And i hope Allan Mcnish stays on track this time...

Since Peugeot enter le mans i watched full 24hrs from 2007 to 2011.....

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 10th, 2012, 4:33 pm

What is the fuel mileage of the toyota compared to the audis? And i wonder if that car really ready for 24hrs. I hope so, dont want it to just be a big audi advertisement. You does make it through d whole night? I feel if i watch the whole night i will sleep from sunday evening to monday lunch time. Just before sunrise does be a real nice time to watch. From around 2002, with the R8's them, i does watch parts of the race. When Bentley did just step in and clean up the place in 2003 i did get vex, only to later realize it was basically an audi effort.

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby plex » June 10th, 2012, 5:17 pm

Fuel mileage is unknown...On test day that was done recently i would not draw any serious infor on that..Nobody wants to let the cat out of the bag yet.....

Yes i watch the full 24hrs....

You correct about Bentley ....




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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 12th, 2012, 11:10 am

This picture have me excited for Saturday, I wish i could be there even for scrutineering alone
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A hydrogen car next year? 2,400nm torque:
Not sure if any hammerhead sharks were harmed in the making of this car. http://www.racecar-engineering.com/news ... s-in-2013/
I like the fact that they give new technologies a chance in Le Mans. Why Porsche sticking so with the 911 hybrid flywheel. Anyway that probably will be integrated into the promised porsche return.

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby lostallos101 » June 13th, 2012, 3:35 pm

AUDI gonna win naturally this year once it doesnt have any of those reallllly bad crashes like last year and no Peugeot so not even gonna focus much on dat class, the gte should be fun and i wanna see how the deltawing does, if it wud even finish

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 13th, 2012, 6:15 pm

yea, audi, but i wasnt following the action this year to make a guess at who runnin good in gte.
I dont get excited about things like fancy headlights eh, but anybody saw the new audi headlights with the colored circumferential strip this year. I swear it changes illumination to any colour of the rainbow. I thought something was wrong with my eyes, but when it was on the track it was white light, then it change to blue on pit straight ,then yellow then red. How do they do that? Some sort of rotating led selector at the end of a tube? Here it is red:
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby plex » June 13th, 2012, 6:43 pm

Lotterer puts #1 Audi e-tron on top by 1.3 seconds in Le Mans opening practice

Andre Lotterer put the #1 Audi e-tron on top by 1.3 seconds just as the chequered flag fell on the opening free practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hours on Wednesday.

Lotterer and fellow e-tron driver Tom Kristensen had engaged in a late battle for first place, with the German pipping the Dane by just over a tenth of a second 25 minutes from the end.

There was still more speed to come from the #1, though, as Lotterer demonstrated with a commanding 3m25.163s on his penultimate flying lap. Only traffic prevented an even quicker time on the next lap, as Lotterer set the best middle sector of the day before being delayed.

Although the e-trons were monopolising the leading positions by the end, both varieties of Audi and the Toyotas had also taken a number of turns on top as the four-hour session developed.

The #3 was the leading ultra in third place, 2.3s off the pace and 0.4s ahead of the sister #4 car.

Toyota's lead #7 car was fifth, 3.2s down on Audi's benchmark.

The #8 Toyota only managed five laps before developing a problem that stranded it on the Mulsanne straight, and required an engine change once it was brought back to the garage. The work should be completed in time for qualifying, but leaves the Anthony Davidson/Sebastien Buemi/Stephane Sarrazin crew very short on mileage and without a spare engine for the rest of the event.

Strakka's HPD was comfortably 'best of the rest' behind Audi and Toyota, with Danny Watts putting the car seventh overall, two seconds ahead of Pescarolo's Dome and the #12 Rebellion Lola-Toyota.

The leading few cars in the ultra-competitive LMP2 were covered by just a few tenths of a second until Ryan Dalziel moved the Starworks HPD 1.1s clear of its class rivals in the closing stages. The Jota Zytek-Nissan closed to within half a second in Sam Hancock's hands with two minutes to go, moments before Warren Hughes moved Murphy's ORECA-Nissan into third with another late improvement.

Just 0.082s covered the #24 OAK Morgan-Judd, #26 Signatech ORECA-Nissan and #45 Boutsen Ginion ORECA-Nissan in fourth, fifth and sixth places.

Aston Martin took early GTE Pro honours thanks to a 3m57.036s lap from Darren Turner. That put the car four tenths of a second ahead of the leading Luxury Ferrari, with the #74 car the top Corvette in third.

AF Corse's #51 Ferrari was fourth quickest, but will require substantial repairs before qualifying after Giancarlo Fisichella crashed at the Porsche Curves.

Fastest GTE Am car was the #79 Flying Lizards Porsche, in which Patrick Pilet lapped within 1.2s of the top GTE Pro time.

Although it lost some running with early electrical problems, the Nissan DeltaWing rejoined to set the 28th fastest time overall, ahead of six LMP2 cars. The DeltaWing lapped two seconds faster than its test day pace as it delivered a 3m43.576s, four seconds down on the LMP2 leaders.


Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time
1. P1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi e-tron 3m25.163s
2. P1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi e-tron 3m26.494s
3. P1 Dumas/Duval/Gene Audi Ultra 3m27.494s
4. P1 Bonanomi/Jarvis/Gene Audi Ultra 3m27.885s
5. P1 Wurz/Lapierre/Nakajima/Buemi Toyota 3m28.421s
6. P1 Davidson/Buemi/Sarrazin/Nakajima Toyota 3m30.162s
7. P1 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD 3m31.651s
8. P1 Ara/Minassian Pescarolo Dome-Judd 3m34.035s
9. P1 Prost/Jani/Heidfeld Rebellion Lola-Toyota 3m34.154s
10. P1 Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck JRM HPD 3m34.641s
11. P1 Belicchi/Primat/Bleekemolen Rebellion Lola-Toyota 3m35.395s
12. P1 Moreau/Baguette/Kraihamer OAK Pescarolo-Judd 3m37.843s
13. P1 Collard/Boullion/Hall Pescarolo-Judd 3m39.656s
14. P2 Potolicchio/Dalziel/Kimber-Smith Starworks HPD 3m39.669s
15. P2 Dolan/Hancock/Kurosawa Jota Zytek-Nissan 3m40.167s
16. P2 Firth/Hughes/Hartley Murphy ORECA-Nissan 3m40.578s
17. P2 Nicolet/Lahaye/Pla OAK Morgan-Judd 3m40.727s
18. P2 Panciatici/Ragues/Rusinov Signatech ORECA-Nissan 3m40.734s
19. P2 Briere/Petersen/Nakano Boutsen ORECA-Nissan 3m40.809s
20. P2 Perez-Companc/Ayari/Kaffer Pecom ORECA-Nissan 3m41.008s
21. P2 Ordonez/Brundle/Brundle Greaves Zytek-Nissan 3m41.426s
22. P2 Martin/Charouz/Graves ADR ORECA-Nissan 3m41.660s
23. P2 Tucker/Bouchut/Diaz Level 5 HPD 3m41.825s
24. P2 Beche/Thiriet/Tinseau TDS ORECA-Nissan 3m41.832s
25. P2 Zugel/Gonzalez/Julian Greaves Zytek-Nissan 3m42.371s
26. P2 Heinemeier Hansson/Nicolet/Pla OAK Morgan-Nissan 3m42.439s
27. P2 Sims/Buurman/Iannetta Status Lola-Judd 3m43.554s
28. CDNT Franchitti/Krumm/Motoyama Highcroft Delta Wing Nissan 3m43.576s
29. P2 Mailleux/Lombard/Tresson Signatech ORECA-Nissan 3m43.577s
30. P2 Frey/Hirschi/Meichtry Race Performance ORECA-Judd 3m43.751s
31. P2 Giroix/Johansson/Badey Gulf Lola-Nissan 3m45.829s
32. P2 Holzer/Schultis/Moro/van der Zande Kodewa Lola-Lotus 3m47.061s
33. P2 Haezebrouck/Thirion/Papin Extreme Limite Norma-Judd 3m48.380s
34. P2 Deletraz/Ihara/Quick Gulf Lola-Nissan 3m50.666s
35. GTE P Fernandez/Mucke/Turner Aston Martin 3m57.036s
36. GTE P Makowiecki/Melo/Farnbacher Luxury Ferrari 3m57.478s
37. GTE P Gavin/Milner Corvette 3m57.508s
38. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 3m57.735s
39. GTE A Neiman/Pilet/Pumpelly Flying Lizard Porsche 3m58.267s
40. GTE P Lieb/Lietz/Henzler Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 3m58.543s
41. GTE A Simonsen/Nygaard/Poulsen Aston Martin 3m58.753s
42. GTE P Bergmeister/Long/Holzer Flying Lizard Porsche 3m58.930s
43. GTE P Bertolini/Beretta/Cioci AF Corse Ferrari 3m59.135s
44. GTE A Belloc/Bourret/Gibon/Lamy Larbre Corvette 3m59.186s
45. GTE P Taylor/Garcia/Magnussen Corvette 3m59.480s
46. GTE P Walker/Cocker/Wills JMW Ferrari 4m00.231s
47. GTE A Armindo/Narac/Pons IMSA Porsche 4m00.800s
48. GTE A Ried/Roda/Ruberti Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 4m00.834s
49. GTE P Pilet/Curtis/Edwards/Estre IMSA Porsche 4m01.721s
50. GTE A Perazzini/Cadei/Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 4m01.985s
51. GTE A Rodrigues/Ferte/Illiano JMB Ferrari 4m02.931s
52. GTE A Ehret/Montecalvo/Jeannette Luxury Ferrari 4m03.215s
53. GTE A Kauffman/Aguas/Vickers AF-Waltrip Ferrari 4m05.952s
54. GTE A Camathias/Daniels/Palttala JWA Porsche 4m05.977s
55. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 4m06.849s
56. GTE A Bourret/Gibon/Belloc Larbre Corvette 4m07.566s

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 16th, 2012, 7:43 am

Road to Le Mans on speed was really a good watch, i find it was better than Truth in 24 II. Surprised to see McNish on too in full audi livery, praising toyota. It was a good collaboration. Showing again now if anyone missed it.

Some of the live streams this year:
http://tv.audi.com/#/01
http://stream.speedtv.com/corvette
http://www.audi-liveracing.com/desktop/ ... 5b?l=en_US
Live timing and car positions: http://live.lemans-tv.com/
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby MichaelR » June 16th, 2012, 9:17 am

Some nice camera angles on tv this year boy

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby dredman1 » June 16th, 2012, 12:41 pm

MichaelR wrote:Some nice camera angles on tv this year boy
^^^ X2
Especially loving the vertical and horizontal g-force meters on the Audi in-car stream!!!

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby Morpheus » June 16th, 2012, 1:04 pm

Great streams guys. Thanks!

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Postby plex » June 16th, 2012, 1:40 pm

Toyotas running a good pace.....

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