Tag Archive: Le Mans

Jun 20

Revived French Grand Prix to follow weekend after Le Mans

2018 FIA Formula 1 Calendar

Revived French Grand Prix to follow weekend after Le MansThe FIA has released a provisional 2018 Formula 1 World Championship calendar with the French Grand Prix confirmed to be returning to the schedule at Paul Ricard the weekend after next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours takes place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 14

The everyday cars driven by Le Mans drivers reimagined in the race’s style

What cars are the race drivers of the 24 hours of Le Mans driving in their free time?

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Jun 14

What happened during the scrutineering

Let’s have a look back at what happened in the “Place de la République” during the two days of scrutineering
2017-06-12-MondayAll the cars and the teams went to the scrutineering the past two days and they are now all cleared to take part to the free practice and qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Jun 13

Mike Conway ready for Le Mans

FIA WEC Round 3 – Le Mans 24 Hours

2016-04-16-0059Mike Conway and the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team will revisit the scene of its most dramatic moment later this week for the 85th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 10

What is Scrutineering?

But what gets checked under the big white tents?

What is the event taking place in the centre of Le Mans on Sunday 11th and Monday 12th June, and what happens under the big white tents? Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Scrutineering launches the hectic Le Mans week!

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - Scrutineering launches the hectic Le Mans week!In just 3 days the traditional scrutineering ceremony on Place de la République in the town centre of Le Mans will kick off the hectic Le Mans 24-Hours week on Sunday 11th June. Over a day and a half the 180 drivers and 60 cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours will go through scrutineering and administrative checks.

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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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Jun 02

Rubens Barichello on his way to Le Mans

Ex-Formula 1 star Rubens Barichello who will race for ELMS team Racing Team Nederland

2017-04-15-0027Since 2014, all rookies are required by the ACO to attend an intensive simulator day at AOTech on the outskirts of Paris, where they are put through their paces in a variety of situations they will face during the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

ELMS: Official test day in Le Mans for Cetilar Villorba Corse

24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-04-15-0018Dallara P217 of Lacorte / Belicchi / Sernagiotto to practice for the first time on the French track next Sunday in view of the endurance race to be held in mid-June. Team principal Amadio: “We are well aware of how demanding this debut will be but also of how proud it makes us feel”

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Jun 01

ELMS teams are setting up in Le Mans

Test Day of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Only three days before the Test Day of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the 17 ELMS teams that will take part to the race have arrived in Le Mans.

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May 31

ELMS: Teams and drivers head to Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nearly 50% of the LMP2 grid will be made up of ELMS competitors
While the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans is not part of the 2017 European Le Mans Series calendar, the race at La Sarthe is an important part of the season for many of the ELMS competitors.

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May 19

Weatherman: Miller takes the reins on Day 1 in Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France  

Weatherman Miller takes the reins on Day 1 in Le MansEG 0,0 Marc VDS rider starts the French GP on top after wet Friday sessions. FP1 at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France started wet and was eventually just dry enough for slicks for those who dared – and Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) did, as the Queenslander set a blistering 1:37.467 to top the session.

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May 19

Porsche, Microsoft and ACO present large eSports racing event at Le Mans

Over the duration of 24 hours

Simultaneous to the actual Le Mans 24-hour race on June 17/18, top eSports racers will compete in the finals event for “Forza Racing Championship (Forza RC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup”. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

Home heroes and history makers arrive in Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France 

#FrenchGP: Technical PreviewPedrosa. Marquez. Lorenzo. Rossi. Viñales. Zarco. Baz. Guintoli…Le Mans is a truly legendary venue for racing, in the Loire region of France and only a couple of hours from the City of Light, Paris.

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May 06

WEC: Spa qualifying analysis provided by three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish (+video)

Who better than Allan McNish to explain the composition of the starting grid?

2015-10-22_38162Times and results can sometimes be deceiving: such is the conclusion to be drawn from the qualifying sessions at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, second round on the 2017 calendar and final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 17th and 18th.

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May 03

United Autosports confirms Albuquerque for Le Mans

United Autosports have confirmed that Filipe Albuquerque will join their Le Mans 24 Hours driver line up

United Autosports have confirmed that Filipe Albuquerque will join their Le Mans 24 Hours driver line upEx-Audi factory driver completes United Autosports 24 Hours line-up. Albuquerque to partner regular ELMS LMP2 team-mates at Le Mans. Successful night test at Magny Cours in preparation for Le Mans.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

The prototypes at the Le Mans racing school given a new look

An encounter between two exceptional schools which has forged an original and extremely productive partnership

The prototypes at the Le Mans racing school given a new lookThe Pescarolo prototypes from Le Mans Driver, the racing school at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, have had a makeover this year. To create this new identity, ACO called on the talents of students from Penninghen School of Artistic Direction and Interior Design.

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Apr 29

WEC: Confidence ahead of the Le Mans dress rehearsal in Spa

Porsche LMP1 preview FIA World Endurance Championship in Spa-Francorchamps, round 2 of 9

2017-04-16_0153The six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (BE) is far more than just the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: The race on May 6 is known as the dress rehearsal for Le Mans.

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Apr 27

Third Le Mans Passion Share

From noise to silence

Third Le Mans Passion Share  - From noise to silenceThe third Le Mans Passion Share on 26-27 April combined 24-Hours drivers and professional freedivers for an original challenge: to bring together two worlds, which à priori are diametrically opposed. It was an experience as rare as it was enriching, and which gave those taking part their fair share of surprises.

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Apr 22

The official Porsche GT drivers at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring to prepare Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Nürburgring draws GT fans to a legendary circuit: the Nordschleife

2017-04-16-0189On May 27th and 28th the 24 Hours of Nürburgring will take place, a race to which – unlike Le Mans – prototypes are not invited, but when it’s scheduled before Le Mans, it allows GT drivers to prepare for the legendary French endurance race.

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