Le Mans 24 Hours: safety first

The trick: the base of both cars is completely identical, which is why the additional logistical effort could be reduced for Audi Sport and Audi Sport Team Joest. However, under the guidance of Head of Technology Dr. The result is a largely new LMP1 prototype — including a modified carbon-fiber monocoque, which continues to excel through its one piece construction. The same applies to the monocoque just as it does for the engine, gearbox and other components. In addition, the fuel cell volume was reduced from 65 to 60 liters and even 58 liters for a diesel hybrid. There is a genuine innovation in the area of the transmission: a new carbon-fiber composite gearbox housing was developed for the R18 — a premiere in endurance racing.

2013 24 Hours of Le Mans

It was called a hot lap, and rightly so. The degree-plus temperatures and humidity, the heat emanating from the engine, and my own nervous energy combined to make it a very hot lap, indeed. As we careened around the track, I could think of virtually nothing beyond the hairpin curves of the road in front of us and the conviction that Capello did not want to die any more than I did.

Eight Le Mans victories with TDI technology to date; Distance record unbroken to “At high speed, even the wind noise was louder than that of the next title winners in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

It began on March 16 with the 61st running of the 12 Hours of Sebring and ended with the 16th running of the Petit Le Mans on October The calendar was announced October 18, The event was also shortened from 6 hours to 4 hours. Teams with multiple entries only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race. Drivers were required to drive a minimum of 45 minutes to earn points, except for the Long Beach event which required only 30 minutes.

Drivers are required to complete a particular amount of the minimum number of laps in order to earn points. The number of laps vary depending on the course size. Teams with full season entries are awarded points in the team championships. Teams which participated in a partial season or on a race-by-race basis are not included in these championships. All teams utilize variations of the Porsche GT3 Cup. Drivers who participated in races but failed to score points over the course of the season are not listed.

Drivers in the PC category are allowed to drive for more than one car during an event. If a driver is in each car for a minimum of two hours each, he is allowed to score the points from whichever car he chooses.

Team Presentation – LM P2: Pegasus Racing #28 Morgan-Nissan

This team was chosen by the Le Mans Hours Selection Committee, and it was supposed to take part in the European Le Mans Series from which it has also scratched its entry. According to the team management this decision was taken following the withdrawal of a financial partner who was supposed to join the French squad. Thus, the no. The first driver announced is Michel Frey from Switzerland. This does not change the number of entrants 22 in LM P2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours, which is the category with the highest number of cars out of the 56 present.

We would like to remember the Le Mans 24 Hours as a fine race, The #8 Toyota was fast but at no point as fast as the leader and there were a We will take all your details and contact you once dates & prices have.

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And once more, as we enter our 30th year in business, our talented team of engineers rises to that challenge, producing durable, lightweight transmissions that help our customers achieve their enduring goals. LMP Transaxle. Our experience in endurance racing means that championships all over the world with shorter race distances can also benefit from our technology and high standards of component design, specialist materials, manufacturing, finishing and assembly.

Technology and standards that can only be found at Xtrac. Toyota planned to run the car at Le Mans in , but stepped up its LMP1 project from a test programme to a race programme after Peugeot withdrew in January , leaving the GTE as a step too far. McLaren had a GTE car that was built and ready to race, but they considered that they would get a single year of use out of it before the regulations changed, and so pulled the plug on the programme. Honda has an NSX built in America, another potential welcome addition to the fold, but not one that is about to make it to Le Mans in a hurry, especially while the discussions are on-going.

Some want to have GT3 engines in a GTE chassis, others say that the GT3 cars should be morphed into GTE, creating an equalisation formula that will allow very different concepts to race together. What would happen if the GTE cars were allowed to continue as they are, as would GT3, while if there was an appetite for hybrid GTE cars, a separate category could be formed? New cars are coming all the time. Ferrari switched to the , Porsche the , while Corvette is developing the C7R.

With McLaren, Honda and Toyota, this would make six new cars.

Fans include Volkswagen Group vehicles in the “Legends of Le Mans”

And in a vote for the eleven most important Le Mans cars of all time, thousands of motorsport fans have included no less than five models produced by the Volkswagen Group. All of the legends will perform a lap of honour on the Bentley clinched four victories in all at Le Mans in the s. The Bentley Speed Six was the winning vehicle of and , and was voted the first legend by the motorsport fans.

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Despite being a record holder at Le Mans with 16 overall victories, this The pole position in Spa showed that the Porsche Hybrid is fast, (13 races: overall victory , 3rd place overall , class victory GTE , 2nd place GT class The first Porsche overall victory dates back to (Hans.

Herndon, VA, 9 th May Bentley Motors, Inc. Founder W. After being the sole British entry and placing fourth in the inaugural race, Bentley won the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race in From to Bentley dominated the event and took victory on four consecutive occasions. Each car will have a unique Le Mans Edition numbered badge, Le Mans Edition clock face, embroidered Le Mans badge to each headrest, tread plates with the limited edition name, unique Le Mans Edition wheels and specific interior veneers and exterior colours.

Continental GT models will be available in the second quarter of with Mulsanne Le Mans Edition models available beginning in the third quarter. In an era of mass production, the Mulsanne stands at the pinnacle of British luxury motoring. With a time of just 5. The Le Mans Edition specifications are a perfect blend of sportsmanship and heritage matched to the highest standards of technology and craftsmanship.

The 4-seat Continental GT coupe and convertible capture the GT spirit with the highest standards of design, engineering, luxury, performance, and everyday practicality. The 4. The instantly recognizable growl of the V8 engine sets it apart from its Bentley stable mates.

2013 American Le Mans Series

Porsche is fielding its most innovative prototypes at the 24 hours of Le Mans. These six world-class drivers have between them a total of 37 appearances at Le Mans. Despite being a record holder at Le Mans with 16 overall victories, this year the sports car manufacturer has no experience to benefit from. For the first year of the LMP1 project the target is to get one of the fast Porsche Hybrids to the finish line at the marathon.

Whatever the results, we have successfully completed a lot of stages to get here. Above all, we have established a strong, innovative engineering team in the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach.

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So click through for a whistle-stop tour of the greatest cars to ever lay tyre big, fat tyre marks at Circuit de la Sarthe. If that sounds a little pedestrian, remember this was in , when safety was, at best, a mere wistful afterthought. In , only six out of the starting 26 cars finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans. No, with a top speed of mph, this Alfa also stomped Le Mans in , , , and The Tank only managing to finish 10th in Even so, despite only packing a tiny 1.

If the rumour-mill is to be believed, Ferrari is seriously considering a return to Le Mans in the near future. The D-type dominated Le Mans, clocking up three victories on the trot between and thanks to its groundbreaking disc brakes and sophisticated aerodynamics. Now this is a good looking race car. With a massive 7. Porsche took its first Le Mans victory in with this K race car.

Porsche at Le Mans 2013