2016 Le Mans 24 hours

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by fenix4life » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:45 pm

SO they just said on Eurosport that he has some kind of airbag-ish shooting chair below him. In case of an issue he could eject himself

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:34 pm

So, 101 laps into the race:
Pos	N°	Cat	Team	Driver	Car	T	Laps	Gap
1	6	P1	Toyota Gazoo Racing	SARRAZIN Stéphane	Toyota TS050 - Hybrid	M	101	-
2	1	P1	Porsche Team	BERNHARD Timo	Porsche 919 Hybrid	M	101	7.361
3	2	P1	Porsche Team	JANI Neel	Porsche 919 Hybrid	M	101	56.472
4	5	P1	Toyota Gazoo Racing	NAKAJIMA Kazuki	Toyota TS050 - Hybrid	M	101	2:06.718
5	8	P1	Audi Sport Team Joest	DI GRASSI Lucas	Audi R18	M	101	3:01.345
6	13	P1	Rebellion Racing	TUSCHER Mathéo	Rebellion R-One - AER	D	96	5 Laps
7	7	P1	Audi Sport Team Joest	LOTTERER André	Audi R18	M	95	6 Laps
8	46	P2	Thiriet By Tds Racing	HIRAKAWA Ryo	Oreca 05 - Nissan	D	94	7 Laps
9	36	P2	Signatech Alpine	RICHELMI Stéphane	Alpine A460 - Nissan	D	94	48.877
10	47	P2	KCMG	MATSUDA Tsugio	Oreca 05 - Nissan	D	93	8 Laps	4:06.900
#7 had a early problem that required a turbo change, costing them 20 mins
#1 lost the race lead after about 6h due to coming through a slow zone, while the #6 just passed it (and still had to pit). Cost them 40s, according to Hartley
#5 made an extra stop compared to #6 due to vibrations

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by fenix4life » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:07 pm

Toyota seems to be having a potential winner.
Bringing 1 year earlier their new drive train.
It's hell fast and still doing 1 lap longer stints.

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:23 pm

#1 is dropping down the pecking order as the team is replacing the water pump. The car is down in 18th place now, 16 laps down on the leader and still stuck in the pits.

Meanwhile, Toyota #6 leads with Mike Conway at the wheel (10 pitstops done), 1 minute ahead of Toyota #5 (11 pitstops done) and 7 more seconds ahead of Porsche #2 (11 pitstops done).

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:38 pm

#1 Porsche got out of the pits 18 laps down, only to find out another technical issue. Hartley slowly returned to the pits, part of his lap seemingly on electric power only.

The top 3 meanwhile lapping 3:21's.

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Sombrero » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:05 am

Four cars are still in a good position for the win. It's more difficult for Audi#7 (8 laps down) but it's not over yet.

We can be sure that Porsche #1 will not win two in a row : the #1 curse strokes again this year.

http://www.lemans.org/fr/24-heures-du-mans/

So far so good for Ford.

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Re: RE: Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by RicME85 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:05 am

fenix4life wrote:SO they just said on Eurosport that he has some kind of airbag-ish shooting chair below him. In case of an issue he could eject himself
It's the Garage 56 entry btw.
The driver, Frederic Sausset, is a quadruple amputee.
The controls he’s using to drive his open-top Morgan-Nissan LMP2 were developed initially to get him back behind the wheel of a road car.

These controls are simple but clever because the system can be removed, allowing his Le Mans teammates—Tinseau and Jean-Bernard Bouvet—to drive the car conventionally. Sausset steers with his prosthetic right arm, plugging it into his own steering wheel. His thighs activate paddles in the seat, applying the brake and accelerator pedals via removable levers.

The concessions to his disability are a full automatic gearbox, turned off for his teammates, and power-assisted ABS brakes.

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by langwadt » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:39 am

the race director has humor, heard him on the radio earlier: could the manager for car number xx please ask his driver if he has some kind of problem that prevents him from seeing blue flags being waved

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Sombrero » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:17 am

Still four cars in contention but the Audi #8 is too slow to win by itself.

Toyota has still 2 cars against Porsche for the final sprint but I will put my money on the #2.

Only four cars retired until now.

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:49 am

I'm hoping for a Toyota win. Such a great comeback after sliding down the ranks in recent years.

Currently:
Porsche #2 leading, Toyota #5 at 2.2s, Toyota #6 at another 20.4s

Meanwhile,
- Audi #8 has been put into the pits, taking off the nose cone for some inspecting. He's already lost two extra laps.
- Audi #7 is down 14 laps
- Porsche #1 is down 38 laps

Anybody knows what happened to Manor #44 ? (18 laps down on LMP2 leader)

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by zgred » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:50 am

It looks like it will be between Toyotas and Porshe #2.

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:54 am

And Davidson takes back the lead for Toyota #5

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Juzh » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:00 am

Steven wrote:And Davidson takes back the lead for Toyota #5

https://twitter.com/24hours_Live/status ... 3594254336
He overtook on track?

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by zgred » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:07 am

Ignore the title - I was confused by it for moment too :)



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