2016 Le Mans 24 hours

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2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Sombrero » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:06 am

Fifty years ago...



I wish everybody all the best for the 2016 Le Mans 24 hours.

Endurance racing is back !

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by graham.reeds » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:49 am

I miss the sports car racing of the 90's (not old enough to remember the sports cars of the 60's).

The GT scene was destroyed by the homologation specials that were designed for the track first and road as an afterthought.

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by zac510 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:14 am

Sombrero wrote: I wish everybody all the best for the 2016 Le Mans 24 hours.
I'll say - just being on the grid is a huge effort let alone making it to the end!

Looking forward to the race!
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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by WaikeCU » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:13 am

I actually wish Alexander Rossi would be in one of those LMP1's. It would be epic to win Indy 500 and the 24h Le Mans in one season.
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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Sombrero » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:12 am

FIA WEC 84º Edition des 24 Heures du Mans

Qualifying Practice 1
http://d2uv4t0ox1pknx.cloudfront.net/fr ... tice-1.pdf

Provisional Classification by Fastest Lap [after Qualifying Practice 1]
http://d2uv4t0ox1pknx.cloudfront.net/fr ... tice-1.pdf

Event maximum speed [after Qualifying Practice 1]
http://d2uv4t0ox1pknx.cloudfront.net/fr ... tice-1.pdf

Source : http://www.endurance-info.com/fr/essais ... n-retrait/

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by TzeiTzei » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:59 am

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by langwadt » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:18 pm

looks like Porsche and Aston is complaning about the BOP in GTEpro

it does look a bit suspicious that 10 days ago every one was reasonably balanced on performance
and now Ferrari and Ford is 5 seconds quicker..

In Fords return to Le Mans, race is started by Brad Pitt currently starring in a movie about Ford and Ferrari battling at Le Mans the BOP just happens to make sure the battle at the front will be between Ford and Ferrari

That's an awful lot of coincidence

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Cold Fussion » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:47 am

Does anyone else find GT racing a bit of a joke when the BOP can be radically altered between qualifying and race day?

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by SiLo » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:37 am

It was my understanding that the Fords were designed specifically for Le Mans, the rest of the tracks over the season had no precedence in their design. It could explain why they are so much faster here.
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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by fenix4life » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:30 am

Respect for a handicapped driver that will participate @ Le Mans

http://video.eurosport.fr/wec/24-heures ... ideo.shtml

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by SiLo » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:22 am

Cold Fussion wrote:Does anyone else find GT racing a bit of a joke when the BOP can be radically altered between qualifying and race day?
It's been a tactic for a while. They even take the previous races easy for the same reason.
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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Jolle » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:31 am

fenix4life wrote:Respect for a handicapped driver that will participate @ Le Mans

http://video.eurosport.fr/wec/24-heures ... ideo.shtml
Big respect!

But also the image in my head, of him having a bit of a shunt, crawling out of the wreckage, with the marshals trying to make sense of what is happening... (At 3AM in the morning when it's pitch black dark)

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Cold Fussion » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:16 am

How is he able to hop out of the car within the required 5 to 10 seconds?
SiLo wrote:
Cold Fussion wrote:Does anyone else find GT racing a bit of a joke when the BOP can be radically altered between qualifying and race day?
It's been a tactic for a while. They even take the previous races easy for the same reason.
I know what the tactic is which Is why I consider the affair to be a joke. I honestly have no idea why Ford and Ferrari were driving so fast during the least important qualifying session of the year, why wouldn't they sandbag in quali and just blitz the race?

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by fenix4life » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:42 pm

Jolle wrote:
fenix4life wrote:Respect for a handicapped driver that will participate @ Le Mans

http://video.eurosport.fr/wec/24-heures ... ideo.shtml
Big respect!

But also the image in my head, of him having a bit of a shunt, crawling out of the wreckage, with the marshals trying to make sense of what is happening... (At 3AM in the morning when it's pitch black dark)
Normally they should be able to extract themselves within 10 seconds in case of a fire.
I'm not sure if it's even possible

Nonetheless, even though he will only do 1 stints this is a big respect

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Cold Fussion » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:52 pm

fenix4life wrote:
Jolle wrote:
fenix4life wrote:Respect for a handicapped driver that will participate @ Le Mans

http://video.eurosport.fr/wec/24-heures ... ideo.shtml
Big respect!

But also the image in my head, of him having a bit of a shunt, crawling out of the wreckage, with the marshals trying to make sense of what is happening... (At 3AM in the morning when it's pitch black dark)
Normally they should be able to extract themselves within 10 seconds in case of a fire.
I'm not sure if it's even possible

Nonetheless, even though he will only do 1 stints this is a big respect
This is the part I don't understand. The guy has to be lowered into the cars by 4 or 5 people so what happens if his car catches fire away from a marshal's post? Does he just burn to death?