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Old 29 Mar 2012, 16:49 (Ref:3050505)   #201
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 05:18 (Ref:3050703)   #202
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But why is there this "fake" character in a pre-war helmet and goggles? If they're trying to evoke that period of LM, the character would certainly have been clean-shaven and would probably have been wearing a suit and tie!
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 18:03 (Ref:3050957)   #203
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Perhaps it's a joint LM24 Heures and Le Mans Classic poster....!
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Old 24 Nov 2012, 10:42 (Ref:3170502)   #204
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OK, it's a bit late with over 5 months gone, but it's time to give this thread it's annual resurrection........
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Old 2 Dec 2012, 22:40 (Ref:3174333)   #205
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Not sure if anyone has got round to flicking through the 2012 annual yet, but in an interview with Pierre Fillon he mentions a few interesting changes regarding the circuit.

The bad news is not really unexpected. The ACO will be taking a look at the Porsche Curves in a bid to make them safer, the same with the exit of 'Corvette Corner'.

Around that area is also going to be the new 1.4km kart track. Around that will be a driving simulation centre building, a boutique and a restaurant - complete with a terrace which will give you views of both the kart track and the race circuit.

He also says they are going to build a pyramid-shaped tower besides the grandstands facing the pits. This will display the race positions like at Indianapolis and apparently some other information.

I'm not sure exactly where that would be placed to be honest. Combined these changes will certainly change the look of the place over the next couple of years.
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Old 2 Dec 2012, 22:47 (Ref:3174336)   #206
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Around that area is also going to be the new 1.4km kart track. Around that will be a driving simulation centre building, a boutique and a restaurant - complete with a terrace which will give you views of both the kart track and the race circuit.

He also says they are going to build a pyramid-shaped tower besides the grandstands facing the pits. This will display the race positions like at Indianapolis and apparently some other information.
Pardon my lack of financial knowledge but where is all the money coming from?
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Old 2 Dec 2012, 23:06 (Ref:3174343)   #207
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Pardon my lack of financial knowledge but where is all the money coming from?
Government grants? Memberships? Perhaps a tie-up here and there. Certainly someone could sponsor that pyramid as Audi have that giant metal sculpture in the village.
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Old 2 Dec 2012, 23:17 (Ref:3174356)   #208
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Government grants? Memberships? Perhaps a tie-up here and there. Certainly someone could sponsor that pyramid as Audi have that giant metal sculpture in the village.
Sponsors are probably the most likely.
And lets not forget that Le Mans 24hours is very likely to make a profit so they are able to do these kind of investments.
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Old 3 Dec 2012, 11:48 (Ref:3174583)   #209
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Sponsors are probably the most likely.
And lets not forget that Le Mans 24hours is very likely to make a profit so they are able to do these kind of investments.
And luckily the organisers of the race are the same as the people who own the rights and collect the revenues.
Not like F1 were circuits have to pay mr. Scrooge McDuck 23 million $ (amount I read about Turkey GP in the weekend of 22+23 June next year) to be granted the honour to hold a GP where CVC gets all the money, and the circuit only the income for tickets and hotdogs!
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Old 3 Dec 2012, 21:00 (Ref:3174732)   #210
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The pyramid would be prime advertising estate as well. Rolex may want to expand from the clock.

(Or Audi just to make sure their name is everywhere)
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Old 3 Dec 2012, 21:52 (Ref:3174751)   #211
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The pyramid would be prime advertising estate as well. Rolex may want to expand from the clock.

(Or Audi just to make sure their name is everywhere)
Toyota could also make their presence that way!
And shouldn't we use the right term instead of pyramid?, it's a Obelisk
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Old 3 Dec 2012, 22:09 (Ref:3174762)   #212
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Ah, but who says the ACO aren't actually building something more commonly seen in Giza?
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Old 4 Dec 2012, 02:15 (Ref:3174833)   #213
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When will they up the number of entries to 60 or 75?

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Old 4 Dec 2012, 09:00 (Ref:3174901)   #214
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We'd be lucky if they could scrape out another two pits to add to the 'row of woe', let alone another 19!

I want to see more cars of course but I don't think expansion is that badly needed right now. We're not seeing entries left on the reserve list where you're left in uproar. We're not even seeing that much of a reserve list.
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Without building in parc ferme there isn't even room for two more pits. You'd have to demolish race control to get 19 in.
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Judging by the ACO's social media is next year going to be the year of black and gold?

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a little to JPS lotus for my liking
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I love a bit of black and gold I'm not going to lie. Hopefully they'll do all the posters and stuff like that.

And at least there won't be any issues when the tickets turn black in the sun.
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Me too. Classy and stylish.


In fact, I like it so much........
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Me too. Classy and stylish.


In fact, I like it so much........
Ayse, you almost changes Avatar as often as i changes clothes! (Well, no, but it sounds good )
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Well, not really, I've just been changing it a bit recenty to extract the wotsit from young master V!
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Oh, that black and gold is very nice.

Suits you Ayse.
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For the ACO, I think it is classy - nice and understated.
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