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j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/15/24 10:45 a.m.

I hate how websites cater to phones now,  live timing on WEC's site from a PC:

 

24h-lemans.tv is the ticket

Sonic
Sonic UberDork
6/15/24 11:12 a.m.

Our seats:

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/15/24 11:14 a.m.

In reply to Sonic :

Are y'all camping there?

Sonic
Sonic UberDork
6/15/24 12:01 p.m.

Yes.  Car camping in our rental Renault Megane wagon, in a great spot in the north side of the infield.  The rental car is another story, it is actively lunching its transmission with 21k km on it, and the rental car company is useless, we are probably going to abandon it at a Renault dealer here and take the train back.  

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
6/15/24 1:13 p.m.

In reply to Sonic :

Any Steve McQueen or Ken Miles movie images flashing in your head?

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/15/24 3:18 p.m.

Is there still a class for an experimental car this year like the one that the NASCAR Camaro ran in last year?  And if so what car is running?  

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/15/24 3:36 p.m.

I don't see a Garage 56 entry this year.

 

A minor point, but I'm glad wheelspin is allowed in pit lane now. It makes the all electric launch a little cooler.

Sonic
Sonic UberDork
6/15/24 5:06 p.m.

In reply to Datsun240ZGuy :

Every time I see two cars slowly passing on the straight I imagine they are staring at each other and always have 1" of gas pedal travel and one more gear left on mulsanne 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/15/24 6:00 p.m.

So why are the announcers not referring to Cadillac by name?  Instead they are referred to as "American Car".

 

Kind of annoying. 

Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
6/15/24 8:55 p.m.

The #311 Whelen Cadillac seems mired around 12th place, give or take.  Still 13 hours to go, though.

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/15/24 9:41 p.m.

#2 Cadillac has climbed up to 5th. Palou currently in the seat.

Kubica in the #83 Ferrari knocked out the WRT BMW a few hours ago and caused an hour long FCY. The stop&go penalty for that has them hovering around 6th and 7th. They were in 1st ahead of the factory Ferrari team before that.

#8 Toyota in 1st staying a few seconds ahead of #6 Penske Porsche. Will they deny Porsche a 20th Le Mans win?

Duckzero
Duckzero New Reader
6/15/24 10:30 p.m.

I need to tune in and see how the Mustangs are doing. 

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/15/24 10:40 p.m.

Safety car because of rain. Is this the Nurburgring?

Duckzero
Duckzero New Reader
6/16/24 12:48 a.m.

Yeah, it feels like this is a wet summer. Kind of a bummer for motorsport!

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UberDork
6/16/24 1:11 a.m.

Was hoping they'd go back to racing when the sun came up and visibility got better.

Oh well.

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/16/24 1:17 a.m.

Why not just red flag it?

Maybe it's like that one Daytona 24 where the tire supplier didn't bring enough and they ran a safety car to stall for time. Randy Pobst told a funny story on vinwiki about needing to pee in the car while that was going on.

CrashDummy
CrashDummy Reader
6/16/24 7:41 a.m.

I've watched a few hours of the race on MotorTrend TV. Unfortunately they seem to be 90% focused on the Hypercar/GTP/P1 class. I want to hear about the GT3s! Was super excited to watch the Mustangs and the Iron Dames. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
6/16/24 8:52 a.m.

In reply to CrashDummy :

Same here, I like following the Hypercars but I want to know the story on the other classes. 

Racebrick
Racebrick HalfDork
6/16/24 9:10 a.m.

I'm in Europe, and can't watch the race anywhere. I thought it would be easy here, but no such luck.

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
6/16/24 9:39 a.m.

What happened to the #83? I see they retired but couldn't find why.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
6/16/24 9:47 a.m.
Chris Tropea said:

In reply to CrashDummy :

Same here, I like following the Hypercars but I want to know the story on the other classes. 

For the last hour at least, this was the closest race on the track.  Top 5 covered by about 1:20.  The GT3 is 42 and then +3:40 to 3rd.  I don't really see a big change coming- doesn't even look that the faster Penske Porsche will pass the Ferrari that it closed so quickly to.

EdIT- LMP2 is a LOT closer, which is interesting.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/16/24 9:59 a.m.

Looks like Ferrari!!!  Good to see them on top again!!!  

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/16/24 10:04 a.m.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
6/16/24 10:06 a.m.

Gutsy call for the 50 team to stretch that last stop for so very long.  The rain certainly helped, as did the small yellow slow section for a few min.  But they had no full idea they would get those tiny benefits.

j_tso
j_tso Dork
6/16/24 10:07 a.m.

ooh! ooh! you have a light out! 30 second penalty!

 

That was close. I like the energy levels they show on the leader board this year. 50 was conserving a lot in that last lap.

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