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Old 27 Feb 2015, 14:20 (Ref:3509675)   #1376
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The worse year i remember the rain during the race was so hard that even if you were under cover the cars were going round but the weather ment that you saw a vague impression of a car pass by and then a cloud of spray within which most of the remaining cars sneaked past. That year was the worst i remember but the result was a very surprising win for a certain car so very memorable for both reasons
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Old 27 Feb 2015, 14:42 (Ref:3509680)   #1377
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The worst year I have had was my first - 1980. The photo of the start showed the front row of the grid and then a wall of spray. I went with a friend no his motorcycle and we wore our full waterproofs for an awful lot of the time. The following week when we toured the Loire valley was really warm and dry.

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Old 27 Feb 2015, 17:37 (Ref:3509728)   #1378
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I'd have to agree on last year. The warm weather leading up was fantastic, and the thirty minutes or so of r--- did make things interesting. I would be totally okay with a repeat this year.
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Old 27 Feb 2015, 20:47 (Ref:3509798)   #1379
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Quite - wall to wall sunshine and not too hot either.

OH, having missed last time round, has put in an official request that it's warm this year.
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I liked the half hour of rain last year (sorry Andrew) it spiced things up a bit...

That it sure did Nobby! It was just a shame that we lost one leading LMP1 car and put another out of contention......


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The worst year I have had was my first - 1980. The photo of the start showed the front row of the grid and then a wall of spray. I went with a friend no his motorcycle and we wore our full waterproofs for an awful lot of the time. The following week when we toured the Loire valley was really warm and dry.

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I seem to have an awful lot of memories over the years of scorching sunshine on the Monday after the race!
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Old 28 Feb 2015, 00:58 (Ref:3509864)   #1380
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The worse year i remember the rain during the race was so hard that even if you were under cover the cars were going round but the weather ment that you saw a vague impression of a car pass by and then a cloud of spray within which most of the remaining cars sneaked past. That year was the worst i remember but the result was a very surprising win for a certain car so very memorable for both reasons
Was that perhaps an English car, with a German engine, with a Japanese sponsor?

That same carbrand will do some festivities at Le Mans this year, celebrating their succes 20 years ago.
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Old 28 Feb 2015, 08:40 (Ref:3509945)   #1381
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Well done Vince, the result that year was great and yes we had fun but boy did we get wet, hopefully we will see a few mclaren's there this year for thee aniversary
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In this traditionally awfully translated PR piece it says that there are 61 cars entered for the Legends race and "some 60" for the AMR Festival.
http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/news/20...746_19122.html

Also ACO proudly saying there are ten different chassis in LMP2. Not sure if that's great marketing strategy knowing it's all likely gonna be spec-ified in couple of years time. Also in reality it's only 8 chassis as they've counted the fake Oreca-Courage-"Alpine" and EVO version of Oak-Pescarolo-"Morgan(-SARD)" as separate entities

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Old 6 Mar 2015, 18:28 (Ref:3512552)   #1383
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And as they point out exactly 100 days until the big day
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Yup. Yesterday that is =P

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Old 6 Mar 2015, 20:32 (Ref:3512571)   #1385
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98 days and 17 hrs and 28 minutes you mean. In 100 days it is all over for another year
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Red Bull losing interest in F1, probably just politics but hé, I say:
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Please no. Not if they bring their entire politicking and rhetoric from F1 to the WEC. That's not what we need.
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 19:40 (Ref:3515948)   #1388
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The WEC does not need Red Bull and i doubt they could compete in LMP1 against the factory guys
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The WEC does not need Red Bull and i doubt they could compete in LMP1 against the factory guys
I think they can and in my opinion, the more LMP1 the merrier!!!!!(is that correct english).
ACO could do with a little more pollitics instead of the 'french way'
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Oh yes. Further politics and FIA influence, that is the key to ultimate success surely!
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ACO could do with a little more pollitics instead of the 'french way'
perhaps in the LMP1 privateer class they could compete but against the big spending factory guys they would have serious trouble
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perhaps in the LMP1 privateer class they could compete but against the big spending factory guys they would have serious trouble
Don't think ACO would grant team called "Red Bull Racing" an entry into the hybridless-subclass, but force them to run along the manufacturers with hybrid *because*
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So, with Marc Lieb detonating and demolishing the Paul Ricard lap record by two seconds, record held by the 2010 LMP1 cars that also hold the distance and lap records at Le Mans, what do we expect this year? Sub-3:18 pole and 400+ laps in the race?
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To do that there would have to be no rain, little or no safety car periods and faultless running from those cars, however that would be less than exciting
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Qualifying is going to be incredible! I just wish they'd extend it for 10mins right at the end and let the P1 guys have at it. I know part of the mystique of a Le Mans qually lap is getting space in traffic but still.

Would be nice to see a record fall during the week. Whatever it is.
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And in other news, the construction of 4 new garages in time for the 2016 race has been confirmed.
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Best news all year long!



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Well let us all hope that the demand for grid places is strong as i would rather not have empty garages or grid filling entries that just make up the numbers
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To do that there would have to be no rain, little or no safety car periods and faultless running from those cars, however that would be less than exciting
Oh I don't know, a flat-out blast between Toyota and Porsche sounds good to me - with Audi ready to pick up the pieces (of the Nissans....)
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