2018 Le Mans 24 hours

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2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Because this week deserves its own topic...

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by bdr529 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:48 am

I hear Alonso and Button are racing :roll:
I'm looking forward to the GTE Pro battle, should be a real good one
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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by J.A.W. » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 am

Yeah, that wee Porker.. sure looks the biz.. esp' in its classic (faux/P.C.- busting) 'Rothmans' livery..
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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by roon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:19 am

ByKolles 2017/2018 car has some unique details.

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by roon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 am

The M8 looks amazing.

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And has unique take on the diffusor allowance:

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by roon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:03 am

488 GTE Evo

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by roon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:16 am

2018 911 RSR

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Le Mans spec:

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by turbof1 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:34 am

The hype is real guys!

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by FrukostScones » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:36 am

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Big Tea » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:56 am

I looked at the top image an immediately thought they were testing a section of track ready for the electric cars
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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by f1316 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:09 am

Big Fred 3 secs down on his teammate - although I understand times of day/temps/traffic played a part in that (didn’t see it).

https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/news/ ... e-1045985/

In a way it’s interesting how this part of the triple crown works, since you can benefit hugely from the other guys driving; it was harder for Hulk because there was at least some competition then, but I seem to remember he wasn’t generally the quickest of the drivers in the winning car (all of whom are full-time sportscar drivers, so understandable, just saying).

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by jjn9128 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:43 am

f1316 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:09 am
Big Fred 3 secs down on his teammate - although I understand times of day/temps/traffic played a part in that (didn’t see it).

https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/news/ ... e-1045985/

In a way it’s interesting how this part of the triple crown works, since you can benefit hugely from the other guys driving; it was harder for Hulk because there was at least some competition then, but I seem to remember he wasn’t generally the quickest of the drivers in the winning car (all of whom are full-time sportscar drivers, so understandable, just saying).
He was so shocked by the proper tyres in P1 he couldn't concentrate :lol:

Toyota should win this at a walking pace, their problem in the past has been reliability - Nakajima a couple of years back springs to mind. Not having the competition should improve the reliability some.
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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:43 pm

jjn9128 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:43 am
f1316 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:09 am
Big Fred 3 secs down on his teammate - although I understand times of day/temps/traffic played a part in that (didn’t see it).

https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/news/ ... e-1045985/

In a way it’s interesting how this part of the triple crown works, since you can benefit hugely from the other guys driving; it was harder for Hulk because there was at least some competition then, but I seem to remember he wasn’t generally the quickest of the drivers in the winning car (all of whom are full-time sportscar drivers, so understandable, just saying).
He was so shocked by the proper tyres in P1 he couldn't concentrate :lol:

Toyota should win this at a walking pace, their problem in the past has been reliability - Nakajima a couple of years back springs to mind. Not having the competition should improve the reliability some.
That, and over confidence. Remember how Davidson turned into a 488 while leading the race? (think it was 2 years ago)
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EDIT: Nevermind. The crash wasn't his fault, and it was in 2012. Brain got a few wires wrong :mrgreen:

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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by strad » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:59 pm

For those having trouble finding the broadcast of Le Mans, as I did, it's going to broadcast in it's entirety on Velocity channel. That's 663 on my Xfinity carrier
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Re: 2018 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Steven » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:53 pm

So, that's a pole position for Fernando Alonso :mrgreen:
Thanks to Kazuki Nakajima, who did the two fastest laps with the Toyota #8. Both of which were good enough for pole.