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Le Mans WEC 2017

Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by FB, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Entry list for this years WEC - Interesting driver for Bykolles in LMP1 Privateer

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  3. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Kubica!
     
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    Not surprised, I thought he would be in. He tested the car a couple of months back and after a couple of laps he was already half a second quicker than the team's regular drivers.
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Just read that Barrichello will be doing LMP2 at Le Mans this year for Team Nederlands Racing partnered by Jan Lammers.

    Kubica and Barrichello to contest Le Mans
     
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    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    Porsche's driver line-up has more speed; Toyota's more experience. It'll be interesting to see which pays off best.
     
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    Titch Mine is the best pink car on the track. Premium Contributor

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    It should be good.
     
  9. Mekola

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    Lopez will fulfil his dream to be in Le Mans 24H this year.
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Just a reminder that the WEC season kicks off next weekend at Silverstone with the 6 hour race. It will be live on Motors TV if any of you want to watch or sit track side for just £40.
     
  11. cider_and_toast

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    Bugger. Would be up for that but I'm away.
     
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    Toyota 1-2 in LMP1 (Kubica has bailed on the Bykolles car BTW), Alex Lynn and Pierre Thiriet on pole for G-Drive in LMP2 and Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell in the Ford GT beat the Ferrari's to pole in LMGTE Pro.
     
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    I expect it to be a bit of a Toyota walkover in LMP1 this Sunday. Porsche have effectively sacrificed the first two races by putting all their Easter eggs in the Le Mans basket. They're using their low downforce configuration, effectively practicing for Le Mans. They'll be at a disadvantage on Silverstone and Spa's long sweeping curves.
     
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    Watched the first 2 1/2 hours and then put the GP on. When the F1 had finished I put the WEC back on and there was 20 minutes left. Those 20 minutes were more exciting than the whole of the F1 race.
    In the last 15 minutes Buemi was 1.8 sec behind the leading Porsche and had to throw it up the inside the Loop to get ahead of Hartley

    6 hours is a long time for a motor race but somehow the rule makers for the WEC have managed to equalise the car performance in such a way so as to bring very different power systems close to one another and give close racing throughout. LPM2 was super close but much faster than last year. Oh, and the leading guy in the GTE race played synchronised car dancing on the final lap.
     
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    I did precisely the same thing.

    Glad Lopez was OK though, that looked ike a really nasty full-frontal impact... couldn't believe he managed to bring it back to the pits.
     
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    For those with nothing better to do this afternoon the 6 hours of Spa is live on Motorsport TV this afternoon, coverage starts at 1:15.

    In LMP1 Jani and Lotterer are on pole for Porsche followed by 3 Toyota's, as they get ready for Le Mans. The Bykolles, non-hybrid LMP1 car is way back amongst the LMP2 cars.

    Alex Lynn and Pierre Thiriet have the LMP2 pole for G-Drive. Bird and Rigon have the LMPGTE Pro pole in their Ferrari and Dalla Lana, Lama and Lauda have put their Aston Martin at the front of the LMPGTE Am class. The Manor LPM2 car starts right at the back after Vitaly Petrov binned it in qualifying.
     
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    Another great race that had action all the way though the 6 hours - if you didn't see it try and find the highlights package
     
  18. cider_and_toast

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    Watched a few hours. Enjoyed what I saw but unfortunately I was so shattered the wife and I were fast asleep, one on each sofa.

    I was really enjoying the battle between the two Ferraris while the Ford GTs tried to recover.
     
  19. Incubus

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    We were planning on going to Le Mans this year but circumstances are likely to mean it'll have to be for anoher year... >:( Who's broadcasting it this year, are Eurosport still doing it?...
     
  20. F1Brits_90

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    yep eurosport are doing it & have got the full 24 hours + all practises & qualifying , their coverage is usually brilliant

    heard a unconfirmed rumour that itv4 might show some of it
     
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    Of potentially niche interest, but there is live radio and text commentary of the Le Mans Test Day today. Two four-hour sessions.

    Also, the full entry list with complete driver line-ups (until they change!) is here.

    Out of interest, here's what's happened to the 'refugee' drivers who raced for Audi last year:

    André Lotterer: LMP1 for Porsche
    Benoît Tréluyer: Italian GT3 for Audi (R8)
    Marcel Fässler: GTE-Pro for Corvette & Blancpain GT3 for Audi (R8)
    Loïc Duval: DTM for Audi & Formula E for Dragon Racing
    Lucas di Grassi: GTE-Pro for AF Corse/Ferrari & Formula E for Abt/Audi
    Oliver Jarvis: LMP2 for Jackie Chan/DC Racing
     
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