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The Le Mans Thread

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:10 am

Le Mans is mearly a week or so away and we have some big news coming, possible new entries in LMP1 and GTE

(I think we know who one of them is Wink )

https://twitter.com/BenConsty/status/606799290527313922

Also Andy Blackmore released his spotter guide for this year.

http://www.spotterguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/LM_15_V1.pdf
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Post by Milan655 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:16 pm

Would I be right in assuming it's the new Ford LMP1 project?
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Re: The Le Mans Thread

Post by Mother of Invention on Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:57 am

Milan655 wrote:Would I be right in assuming it's the new Ford LMP1 project?

Maybe, but two other names keep popping up too.


BMW (likely the GTE team mentioned), and a Semi work Ferrari team under the Glickenhaus name.....
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Post by Mother of Invention on Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:03 am

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Post by Alpineopossum on Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:24 am

Porsche is one-two-three in P1! Very Happy

Unfortunately, Danish ace Jan Magnussen had a big wreck in qualifying. The #63 corvette has been withdrawn. GM still has the sister #64 car and the French entered #50 from Labre Comp├ętition.

Ford will be returning to Le Mans! Entered by Ford Ecoboost Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, two Ford GTs will compete in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship and in the WEC in 2016. A late 2015 debut for the car hasn't been ruled out but the current plan is for the 2016 Rolex 24 to be the car's first outing.
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Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:04 am

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:09 pm

Within an hour of halfway.

It's currently two Porsche's (#17 and #19) vs. two Audi's (#7 and #9) for overall/LMP1 lead.

LMP2 leader is the #47 Oreca with a lap lead.

GTEP is between the #99 Aston Martin and the lone Corvette. The #91 Porsche is in 3rd on the lead lap

GTEA is between the #91 Aston Martin and #72 Ferrari. The Patrick Dempsey #77 is in 3rd a lap behind

Only one incident between a Ferrari and a LMP1 car so far with the #8 Audi clipping a bunch of slow cars in a slow zone.
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:18 pm

I don't think it was a slow zone. Whatever happened was very strange, I think dashboards were calling it a slow zone as were race boards but the marshals were waving greens. Nissan doing better than expected with a retirement only down to a missing tyre, a lot of work still needed for next year..
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Post by Alta on Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:29 pm

Porsche takes the win in Le Mans! Glad to see them win.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:50 pm

Excellent race start to finish. Amazed that a rookie line up (exception Tandy, although first LMP1 Le Mans) could come out on top. Disappointed that AF Corse #51 encountered transmission problems in the last 3 hours, but 4 Ferrari on the podium and a GTE Am win is good enough for me Smile
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Post by Alpineopossum on Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:54 pm

I just thought I'd chime in and say that this race made my entire week. As a Porsche fan from a family of Porsche fans, this was long awaited and much celebrated victory! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: The Le Mans Thread

Post by Milan655 on Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:58 pm

Bit of a bump, but as always an excellent video by NISMO to time lapse the event:

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