The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

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The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:20 pm

Entry List Notes
- Audi isn't running in the WEC this year, and André Lotterer moved over to Porsche
- Toyota now has three cars, adding WTCC champ Jose Maria Lopez and Yuji Kunimoto and bringing Nicolas Lapierre back onto the team
- Rebellion Racing moved to LMP2, and has (among others) Nicolas Prost, Bruno Senna, and Nelson Piquet Jr. driving for them
- Manor is running two cars in P2
- Rubens Barrichello is running in the race. One of his teammates is Jan Lammers, who has been racing professionally since the 1970s and is now in his early 60s
- Gianmaria Bruni left Ferrari and was replaced by Alessandro Pier Guidi, with Lucas di Grassi joining as third driver
- Bourdais isn't running Le Mans after his Indianapolis accident, and was replaced by Tony Kanaan.
- Scuderia Corsa has two Ferraris, one with the Sweedler/Bell combo + Cooper MacNeil, and the other with their usual drivers Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen along with Bret Curtis
- Proton is running three Porsches, one Dempsey backed, and the other two Proton Competition branded. Patrick Long is driving one of their cars, alongside Abdulasiz al-Faisal and Mike Hedlund.
- Aston Martin has four factory cars, and their drivers include Mathias Lauda
- The Tracy Krohn Nic Jonsson combination enters yet another Le Mans, with DH Racing
- Labre Competition has an art car
- Ferrari, Ford, Corvette, Porsche, and Aston Martin have factory teams, with BMW joining the club next year.
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Re: The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:04 am

Toyota is legit not allowed to win this race. They are plagued with such terrible luck at Le Mans recently its insane.
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Re: The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:05 pm

Dang, wanted Jackie Chan's team to win this race overall, but oh well. GG Porsche, your crew was top. Also sad Corvette didn't win in GTE Pro, since all the Euros in the paddock talk crap about the American drivers.
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Re: The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alta on Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:20 am

Pretty interesting race. The LMP2 run in the lead was really fun and the LMP1 breakdown fest was crazy.

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