Apart from the look of the ambiance, the cars, the speed, the racing one of the most aspect and enjoyment of motor racing is the sound. There are some iconic cars. I think my favorite in the Matra 650 or 670. The sound of that V12 engine has never been equalled.
An overview of Le Mans winning cars over the years
1936 was cancelled due to strikes in France
10 years hiatus due to WWII
June has arrived and normally at this time of the month one would finalise packing before heading off to Le Mans for the race next weekend.
None of that this year though, due to the Corona Virus outbreak the race is cancelled and provisionally postponed to September.
The exciting news however is that there will be a virtual 24 hours race taking place next weekend.
More info here
I have seen some of the footage training sessions and it looks like good fun. I shall be watching the start on Saturday 13th at 3pm (French time).
This week the participants for the 2020 edition were announced. I have update my Excel file to add all the additional 24 teams to the current WEC teams. The file can be found on JJ’s Cloud HERE.
I can provide a copy of the actual Excel file if interested for your own use. Just send me your email in a comment.
I was on holiday in Morocco but had, for a change, brought my laptop with me and was therefore able to watch most of the race on it courtesy of fiawec.com. A very good race with loads of action in the GT class.
I have as usual noted the results in my WEC 2019/2020 Excel file which can be found in JJ’s Cloud.
I know that Austin was a last minute decision to replace Sao Paulo which had to be cancelled at the last minute but it was very sad to see almost empty grand stands. Why bring races to countries where people are not interested. That is a question for the FIA.
The event scheduled to take place today February 1st for the 1st time since 2014 had to be cancelled due to financial reasons and namely due to the fact that the Brazilian promoters did not respect their financial obligations.
This 5th race of the season will be replaced by the 6 hours of Austin on February 3rd.
The provisional calendar of races is available
Looking forward to Le Mans 2021 and the first hypercars
My favorite cars
The car took part in the Le Mans 1964 edition. The Panhard’s drag coefficient (Cx) was a never equalled 0,12. The car was retired after 10 hours.
The new category of cars which will replace the current LMP1 is now officially known as the Le Mans Hypercar.
Still only 2 manufacturers are to enter cars for next year’s season and namely Aston Martin and Toyota. They will be followed by Peugeot the following year as recently announced.