Anyone else following Le Mans tonight? I thought since its one of the great events in motorsport its was worthy of a forum thread of its own as I’m sure there are some F1 fanatics following it as well.
I’m quite enjoying having the Speed TV coverage online with live timing from the Le Mans website. Shame Davison’s Peugeot’s just had a problem but there’s plenty of time left yet.
Yer the #1 Peugeot of Davidson was leading by a lap but was in the garage for ages. Gene is driving for the #1 team atm and on a bit of a charge trying to make up for lost time, but still + 3 laps behind the #2 Peugeot thats now in the lead.
I have to say I’m an Audi fan and not a Peugeot fan, but I felt absolutely awful for Sebastien Bourdais. He looked gutted when his car retired before he even got a chance to drive one stint. Peugeot has been reminding me of Red Bull in the early season, super dominant in pace and short on reliability.
The last remaining Factory Peugeot really has the hammer down right now trying to catch the Audis running 1 and 2 right now. The leading GT2 Corvette just had a massive shunt and are working to fix the rear end right now. Looks like Porsche might win the GT2 class, as I don’t think there’s any way Corvette are gonna get it fixed in time to stay in front. It’s fun to see how fast they work under these conditions to make major repairs to the car. Nothing like F1.
Now the Porsche and the Ferrari with Alesi and Fisichella have both passed the Corvette. There really are tons of F1 related people if you include both former F1 drivers, and children of former F1 drivers.
Definitely the best le mans i’ve seen. Shame about the number 1 peugeot but seriously, this race has tortoise and hare written all over it! Imagine putting a bet yesterday on the audi’s 1 2 and 3! incredible