As Stephane Sarrazin was saying at the scrutineering, « Going faster is always possible! ». He was actually right: Driving his Peugeot 908 Hdi the French pilot broke the lap record with 3’18.513″, half an hour before the end of the first part of today qualifying session. The Audis are now around 6 seconds behind the three Peugeot #8, #7 and #9!
The 1st test day was plagued by rain and bad weather unfortunately by the looks of it.
Official photos can be seen here.
I am hitting the road in 4 days on Thursday, so are Joerg, Acki and Andreas from Germany. On the way I shall pick Graham and Nick from the airport in Paris where they should be landing from Manchester at 2pm.
Bob1 and Bob2 are arriving 1 day earlier as they wish to play golf on Thursday and of course we rely on them to start shopping (get the Pastis) before we arrive.
Chris and Robert should also arrive from the UK on Thursday. I guess we shall all be there for aperitif time.
Unfortunately a few dropped out. Jogy, Toto, Chris’s friend. The good news is that Christian will be joining us on Friday evening.
I am just about to catch up on the race preparation news, have not had much of a chance in China (and most of the time I cannot get through on the internet)
No specific news at the moment except I have received the ACO box a few days ago. Apart from the official programs and a few poster and a magnificent book on Le Mans, it also contained the official video of this year’s race. I assume I can make copies…
Finally managed to upload all the pics of the 2007 edition. They can be found here on my sister site. Of course the original pictures are of a better quality and all available on CD thanks to Acki.
So after an enjoyable dinner at one of the local Spanish restaurant yesterday, it was decided from the “German” side:
- Acki, Andrea, JJ, Joerg, Jogy & Toto are coming for sure.
- All will be driving down (1 car, 1 people transporter)
- The plan is to get there on the Thursday afternoon / evening
- JJ to get 1 car park ticket (Expo Rouge)
- JJ to get 4 tribunes tickets (first choice before the stands, second choice Tertre rouge)
- Toto will try and get 2+ VIP tickets to the Dunlop hospitality lounge
- Acki should “hurry up” with the photo’s CD from this year’s edition
- JJ & Acki to get together at the earliest opportunity to work on the video
I think that sums it all for today…. Apart maybe from this great photo…
I know it is early… but if I recall we started planning last year in October as well (thanks to Graham).
The race will be on June 14th and 15th next year.
Although I have decided to drive down on the Thursday (because I shall stay in France for a week or so for holidays after the race), I nevertheless looked at the current flight offers from our friendly
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly are available to book now and the price is really good at € 39.98 all taxes included for the return trip …..
So I suggest those who are interested look into now.I heard that some might also be interested to drive instead of flying…
It is never too early to plan.
I am continually searching for free storage space and have yet again registered with a new provider. Not sure how I am going to link this to my existing Blog though. That should prove interesting.
This blog will be dedicated to the Le Mans 24h