Le Mans 2018

Discussion in 'general sports' started by dessiato, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Anyone watching/going?

    Who's going to come second? I think first is Toyota since Audi and Porsche factory teams aren't there.

    I'd like to see Ginetta do well.
     
  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I expect Bakunin might be there, he usually goes.

    I used to go some years back and actually wouldn't mind going back. Perhaps next year, I don't even have a passport at the moment.

    I have been looking at the buildup on twitter. I agree with you, it looks like Toyota and Alonso have a chance this year, as there are no Audi to spoil their fun.

    And Jensen Button is also racing this year, I forget in which car.

    If I can find a decent English feed I shall tune in for some of the race.
     
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  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    So, Toyota will start from pole and second place.
     
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    weltweit Well-Known Member

    And they are off..

    A crash on the first corner ..
     
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Jensen Button's SMP car has been in the pits with problems for and hour and a half, he hasn't even had a drive in it yet. Apparently it is a power unit sensor issue. They are hoping to carry on for experience but they are 40 laps down.

    Fernando Alonso has just taken the lead, (56 laps in) his Toyota overtaking its sister car in the Porsche curves.
     
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  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Gutted to be missing this
     
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  10. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have Radio Le Mans on - while it isn't like being there I get a bit of the ambience.
     
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    weltweit Well-Known Member

     
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  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    F1 is all over in 2 hours.

    This Le Mans 24 hour race has 14 hours to go!

    :)
     
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  15. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Predictably Toyota win. I feel for the other drivers with Alonso. He'll be talked about, they much less so.
     
  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Did nobody tell him about the "slow down for corners" thing? :eek: That's astonishingly quick.
     
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  17. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    So the Alonso car won? Toyota number 8..
    I was out and about today so couldn't listen.
    If it was then Alonso got quite lucky because as I understand it this was his first time at Le Mans. And there were no Audi or Porsche competition this time. Anyhow a win is a win and that is what will be remembered.
     
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  18. blairsh

    blairsh Picking scabs

    I actually managed to enjoy the back end of this, few customers racing here in P1, 2 ,&3.
     
  19. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    So what happened to the Toyota number 7 car? When I woke up this morning it was in the lead but it seemed to come in to the finish in convoy with the winning 8 car. Was it a lap down or just being polite?
     
  20. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Alonso caught it through the night. Passed it, dragged out a lead and kept it there.
     
  21. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I just wondered because they finished in formation 1 & 2 ….. perhaps it slowed and let the 8 car catch it up before the finish?
     

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