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(24 Hours of Lemans)   It's the 90th running of the 24 hours at Le Mans... And it's already running, sort of, well they are again now... Audi's are the car to beat although the Toyota was the fastest in qualifying... Link goes to live feed   (24h-lemans.com) divider line 282
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2013-06-22 11:28:50 AM  
AFN is completely ignoring the race. Shocking. Glad there's a stream available so I can keep up!
 
2013-06-22 11:39:52 AM  
Ferrari's ramming cars left and right. What a surprise.
 
2013-06-22 11:43:01 AM  
Good Morning (California here) I'm riding with Corvette....... any word on the driver in the bad crash ?
 
2013-06-22 11:45:32 AM  
ACO said he was awake and alert about 30 min after the crash, if it's the Aston Martin crash you're talking about.

Wish I had a better stream; commentary is 15-20 sec. behind the video.
 
2013-06-22 11:47:04 AM  
Toyota: "Have you tried turning it off, then turning it back on again? Okay then. Thanks for calling LMP1 Tech Support. Our call centers are open 24 hours."
 
2013-06-22 11:47:47 AM  

AngryDesertDweller: Good Morning (California here) I'm riding with Corvette....... any word on the driver in the bad crash ?


He's conscious. Released video from a car behind him, there were a few cars braking ahead of him at the turn, he in turn braked and ending up hooking to the left into the barrier.

Vette's aren't doing so hot so far. I've seen 2 spin outs and 2 run offs.
 
2013-06-22 11:49:15 AM  
Any ideas for a stream covering the world feed? Seem to be missing a lot with just the in car feed theyre providing on the website/link.
 
2013-06-22 11:50:36 AM  

LunarAtom: Any ideas for a stream covering the world feed? Seem to be missing a lot with just the in car feed theyre providing on the website/link.


http://www.vipboxonline.eu/motorsports/160285/1/24-hours-of-le-mans- :- LiveTV.html
 
2013-06-22 11:52:24 AM  
Thanks for the update, I'll be in and out all day but always keeping a eye on the race... the link to Corvette Racing  http://stream.speedtv.com/corvette
 
2013-06-22 11:53:27 AM  

DoomPaul: LunarAtom: Any ideas for a stream covering the world feed? Seem to be missing a lot with just the in car feed theyre providing on the website/link.

http://www.vipboxonline.eu/motorsports/160285/1/24-hours-of-le-mans- :- LiveTV.html


Thanks! Much better now!
 
2013-06-22 12:01:08 PM  
I love this race and all endurance races. The prototypes are amazing. The difference between them and the GT cars is really something to see.

Is there a "Garage 56" entry this year? Next year's Nissan entry for that is pretty interesting... Coupe Deltawing Hybrid.
 
2013-06-22 12:02:12 PM  
Who died??
 
2013-06-22 12:02:44 PM  

Broktun: Who died??


Yeah, what was that?
 
2013-06-22 12:04:00 PM  

LunarAtom: DoomPaul: LunarAtom: Any ideas for a stream covering the world feed? Seem to be missing a lot with just the in car feed theyre providing on the website/link.

http://www.vipboxonline.eu/motorsports/160285/1/24-hours-of-le-mans- :- LiveTV.html

Thanks! Much better now!


No problem, and thank's for the TotalFark.

Also,

Vid of the Aston Martin crash:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q623g1mKpdE
Car Camera forAudi 1:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uqru_audi-sport-team-joest-n-1 _spo rt#.UcXJ5vm1Gm0

If anyone has VLC, I have a link to the EuroSports stream, it's a bit higher quality than the VIPbox but it's a 30 second delay.
 
2013-06-22 12:06:32 PM  
Get your shiat together, Corvette.
 
2013-06-22 12:08:03 PM  
shiat, how can he go from concious and alert to dead?  That's horrible.
 
2013-06-22 12:08:58 PM  

DoomPaul: LunarAtom: DoomPaul: LunarAtom: Any ideas for a stream covering the world feed? Seem to be missing a lot with just the in car feed theyre providing on the website/link.

http://www.vipboxonline.eu/motorsports/160285/1/24-hours-of-le-mans- :- LiveTV.html

Thanks! Much better now!

No problem, and thank's for the TotalFark.

Also,

Vid of the Aston Martin crash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q623g1mKpdE
Car Camera forAudi 1:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uqru_audi-sport-team-joest-n-1 _spo rt#.UcXJ5vm1Gm0

If anyone has VLC, I have a link to the EuroSports stream, it's a bit higher quality than the VIPbox but it's a 30 second delay.


Damn...don't even need to see the actual crash to know that wasn't going to end well...
 
2013-06-22 12:10:56 PM  
There are a few clips on youtube. Story is that he went wide to miss a Ferrari.
 
2013-06-22 12:12:39 PM  
Tellingthem:

Ya, damn shame. I thought he was alright, they said he was able to walk away into the ambulance and then was reported conscious at the hospital. No idea how his condition deteriorated so quickly.
 
2013-06-22 12:13:14 PM  

Jensaarai: Get your shiat together, Corvette.


Corvette just doesn't have the top end power to hang in there with the Aston Martin's....
 
2013-06-22 12:19:40 PM  
How is it that this race seems to always attract rain?
 
2013-06-22 12:21:07 PM  

Kurohone: shiat, how can he go from concious and alert to dead?  That's horrible.


Is it confirmed? I didn't notice them talking about it on SPEED. (Though it wouldn't surprise me for them to be way behind what's going on.

AngryDesertDweller: Jensaarai: Get your shiat together, Corvette.

Corvette just doesn't have the top end power to hang in there with the Aston Martin's....


Yeah, but it'd help if they weren't trying to pit at the same time or constantly trying to miss corners. Heh.
 
2013-06-22 12:22:09 PM  

DoomPaul: Tellingthem:

Ya, damn shame. I thought he was alright, they said he was able to walk away into the ambulance and then was reported conscious at the hospital. No idea how his condition deteriorated so quickly.


Just started watching, what is the story behind this?
 
2013-06-22 12:23:44 PM  

fatalvenom: DoomPaul: Tellingthem:

Ya, damn shame. I thought he was alright, they said he was able to walk away into the ambulance and then was reported conscious at the hospital. No idea how his condition deteriorated so quickly.

Just started watching, what is the story behind this?


They're working really hard at NOT talking about it, but I think the story is:
1-crashed
2-walked to ambulance
3-went to hospital
4-died
 
2013-06-22 12:25:41 PM  
OK, SPEED is on it. Damn.
 
2013-06-22 12:25:59 PM  

crotchgrabber: fatalvenom: DoomPaul: Tellingthem:

Ya, damn shame. I thought he was alright, they said he was able to walk away into the ambulance and then was reported conscious at the hospital. No idea how his condition deteriorated so quickly.

Just started watching, what is the story behind this?

They're working really hard at NOT talking about it, but I think the story is:
1-crashed
2-walked to ambulance
3-went to hospital
4-died


Yikes...just saw the memorandum on Speed.

That blows.
 
2013-06-22 12:28:57 PM  
I started watching a bit of the race about 20 minutes before I had to go to work and I almost got to work late as a result!

/Time gets away from you watching this
//Didn't see the crash, however
/Can't believe he went from "awake and walking" to dead so fast, it seems
 
2013-06-22 12:29:33 PM  

Jensaarai: Kurohone: shiat, how can he go from concious and alert to dead?  That's horrible.

Is it confirmed? I didn't notice them talking about it on SPEED. (Though it wouldn't surprise me for them to be way behind what's going on.

AngryDesertDweller: Jensaarai: Get your shiat together, Corvette.

Corvette just doesn't have the top end power to hang in there with the Aston Martin's....

Yeah, but it'd help if they weren't trying to pit at the same time or constantly trying to miss corners. Heh.


Maybe the Sequester cuts caught up to Corvette Racing ??
 
2013-06-22 12:31:48 PM  
Could have been an internal bleed, or brain hemorrhage. I knew a guy who died that way. In a car accident, tells the rescue guys he's fine, go check on the other guy. He was dead when they came back.
 
2013-06-22 12:33:57 PM  

summersa74: Could have been an internal bleed, or brain hemorrhage. I knew a guy who died that way. In a car accident, tells the rescue guys he's fine, go check on the other guy. He was dead when they came back.


Yeah that'd be my guess. They may also have been not letting on as to how bad he actually was.
 
2013-06-22 12:34:07 PM  
 
2013-06-22 12:36:27 PM  

lokis_mentor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orB7ev0Iwy4  actual from after impact


Does anyone know if he hit the barrier head on because the video posted up thread seemed like that's what happened. However, this video shows a lot of damage to the rear.
 
2013-06-22 12:38:27 PM  
so they DID end up changing the nose on the 12..

also, how well do the hybrids generally do?
 
2013-06-22 12:43:21 PM  
you knew it wasn't good when they wouldn't talk about it right away and no ambulance left the track
 
2013-06-22 12:44:27 PM  

The Bestest: so they DID end up changing the nose on the 12..

also, how well do the hybrids generally do?


I'm not 100% on this from what I've seen: Audi is expected to win...again, the hybrids can go further before needing to refuel (1-3 extra laps than the Audis) however they are slower than the Audis. Also the Toyotas are better on wet roads than the Audis, but Audi is still the front runner.
 
2013-06-22 12:47:13 PM  

desertgeek: lokis_mentor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orB7ev0Iwy4  actual from after impact

Does anyone know if he hit the barrier head on because the video posted up thread seemed like that's what happened. However, this video shows a lot of damage to the rear.


no i think it was a side impact. Here is the view of the front of the car. http://youtu.be/cCiMk8MYGeo?t=9m7s
 
2013-06-22 12:49:05 PM  

desertgeek: lokis_mentor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orB7ev0Iwy4  actual from after impact

Does anyone know if he hit the barrier head on because the video posted up thread seemed like that's what happened. However, this video shows a lot of damage to the rear.


General chatter is that he hit driver's side.
 
2013-06-22 12:51:04 PM  

crotchgrabber: fatalvenom: DoomPaul: Tellingthem:

Ya, damn shame. I thought he was alright, they said he was able to walk away into the ambulance and then was reported conscious at the hospital. No idea how his condition deteriorated so quickly.

Just started watching, what is the story behind this?

They're working really hard at NOT talking about it, but I think the story is:
1-crashed
2-walked to ambulance
3-went to hospital
4-died


Eurosport said they were putting him on the backboard after the crash, and then there was nothing, then a release from the ACO saying he was concious, then just awhile ago the notice that he had died shortly after the crash at the care center.

If all of the reports were accurate, embolism or clot?  It certainly caught the Eurosport team out by surprise when they read the news.
 
2013-06-22 12:51:50 PM  
Ugh.... So sad.
 
2013-06-22 12:59:27 PM  
Target fixation fail
 
2013-06-22 01:05:48 PM  

Tellingthem: desertgeek: lokis_mentor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orB7ev0Iwy4  actual from after impact

Does anyone know if he hit the barrier head on because the video posted up thread seemed like that's what happened. However, this video shows a lot of damage to the rear.

no i think it was a side impact. Here is the view of the front of the car. http://youtu.be/cCiMk8MYGeo?t=9m7s


Yeah, that view shows heavy damage on the driver's side. Damnit all.

/Now the BBC is posting a story on this
 
2013-06-22 01:06:45 PM  

DoomPaul: The Bestest: so they DID end up changing the nose on the 12..

also, how well do the hybrids generally do?

I'm not 100% on this from what I've seen: Audi is expected to win...again, the hybrids can go further before needing to refuel (1-3 extra laps than the Audis) however they are slower than the Audis. Also the Toyotas are better on wet roads than the Audis, but Audi is still the front runner.


The Audis are hybrids, too.
 
2013-06-22 01:07:01 PM  
Ooooo

Nissan delta wing knockoff coming back next year?
 
2013-06-22 01:08:48 PM  
I lost my connection to lemans-tv.com.  Good interview with Emmanuele Pirro before that though.
 
2013-06-22 01:09:45 PM  

ski9600: I lost my connection to lemans-tv.com.  Good interview with Emmanuele Pirro before that though.


Mine was gone for about twenty minutes. Just came back.
 
2013-06-22 01:11:55 PM  

crotchgrabber: ski9600: I lost my connection to lemans-tv.com.  Good interview with Emmanuele Pirro before that though.

Mine was gone for about twenty minutes. Just came back.


Good will try later when speed goes off.  There's also:  http://www.radiolemans.com/
 
2013-06-22 01:24:02 PM  
"You can have 2 guys, 1 gun."

Thanks, SPEED.
 
2013-06-22 01:27:16 PM  

Jensaarai: Toyota: "Have you tried turning it off, then turning it back on again? Okay then. Thanks for calling LMP1 TRD Tech Support. Our call centers are open 24 hours."

 
2013-06-22 01:29:45 PM  
I've got speed's onlnie feed up for audio, speed's broadcast feed for stats, and the lemans feed for geekery.

Wife and daughter both went out to visit a friend, leaving me with 50 megs of bandwidth and a large supply of mexican coca-cola. I'm pretty much set.
 
2013-06-22 01:32:28 PM  

MisterTweak: mexican coca-cola


Just picked up a case from Mi Pueblo yesterday. Only soda I drink.
 
2013-06-22 01:33:30 PM  

MisterTweak: I've got speed's onlnie feed up for audio, speed's broadcast feed for stats, and the lemans feed for geekery.

Wife and daughter both went out to visit a friend, leaving me with 50 megs of bandwidth and a large supply of mexican coca-cola. I'm pretty much set.


I'm watching the vipbox feed posted above. The announcers are cracking me up.
 
2013-06-22 01:33:53 PM  
Leffler, Simonsen... who's third?
 
2013-06-22 01:37:20 PM  

Ricardo Klement: Leffler, Simonsen... who's third?


Simonsen was the fourth this year, by my count.  Leffler, Mark Robinson, Wolf Silvester, and Allan Simonsen.

This was posted by Rebellion Racing:
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 01:51:33 PM  
Simonsen died.
 
2013-06-22 01:55:43 PM  

Tsrwedge: Simonsen was the fourth this year, by my count.  Leffler, Mark Robinson, Wolf Silvester, and Allan Simonsen.


Did we get through the Isle of Mann TT with no fatalities this year?
 
2013-06-22 01:58:10 PM  

crotchgrabber: Tsrwedge: Simonsen was the fourth this year, by my count.  Leffler, Mark Robinson, Wolf Silvester, and Allan Simonsen.

Did we get through the Isle of Mann TT with no fatalities this year?


I completely forgot Isle of Man TT.  Yoshinara Matsushiata lost his life in the TT.

/IOMTT is its own special animal though -- what safety?
 
2013-06-22 01:58:11 PM  
radio lemans says that the Audi #1 is doing 325 kph in the speed trap versus 319 for the #2.  They theorize that the #2 is running a different aero spec.  Maybe a blown diffuser.
 
2013-06-22 02:01:03 PM  
stupid speed nascar quali coverage
 
2013-06-22 02:05:04 PM  
At least its a road course I guess.
 
2013-06-22 02:12:19 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: stupid speed nascar quali coverage


Ya really.  This is arguably the biggest motorsport event in the world, and we cut away for farking NASCAR qualifying.  Unbelievable.  I used to love Speedvision.  It's done nothing but increase its suck factor since 2000.
 
2013-06-22 02:15:27 PM  

kabar: Dead for Tax Reasons: stupid speed nascar quali coverage

Ya really.  This is arguably the biggest motorsport event in the world, and we cut away for farking NASCAR qualifying.  Unbelievable.  I used to love Speedvision.  It's done nothing but increase its suck factor since 2000.


Well, that leads into an obvious question: who shows the 24 hours of Le Mans next year with Speed turning into Fox's version of ESPN in 2 months? Does Fox keep it? Does it go to NBC Sports?
 
2013-06-22 02:16:11 PM  

kabar: Dead for Tax Reasons: stupid speed nascar quali coverage

Ya really.  This is arguably the biggest motorsport event in the world, and we cut away for farking NASCAR qualifying.  Unbelievable.  I used to love Speedvision.  It's done nothing but increase its suck factor since 2000.


at least it is on tv overnight, usually they just have it online
 
2013-06-22 02:23:39 PM  
damn the lmp2 lead car spun in front of the audi and they cut away just as it happened...
 
2013-06-22 02:25:28 PM  
Yellows breed yellows!
 
2013-06-22 02:27:37 PM  

ski9600: Yellows breed yellows!


yeah cold tires catching people out
 
2013-06-22 02:43:56 PM  

desertgeek: kabar: Dead for Tax Reasons: stupid speed nascar quali coverage

Ya really.  This is arguably the biggest motorsport event in the world, and we cut away for farking NASCAR qualifying.  Unbelievable.  I used to love Speedvision.  It's done nothing but increase its suck factor since 2000.

Well, that leads into an obvious question: who shows the 24 hours of Le Mans next year with Speed turning into Fox's version of ESPN in 2 months? Does Fox keep it? Does it go to NBC Sports?


Sadly true.  Who knows.  I'm planning on being there in person next year, so I'll give them a year to figure it out.
 
2013-06-22 02:46:59 PM  
i've had a beer or two already, but i accidentally put the http://www.24h-lemans.com/live/en/ and  http://www.lemans-tv.com/  feeds on at the same time and depending on buffering they go from 1sec to 0.05sec out of phase and it is a bit trippy
 
2013-06-22 02:49:35 PM  

kabar: I'm planning on being there in person next year


I am extremely jealous. I'd love to spend a summer in France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Tour de France.
 
2013-06-22 03:00:32 PM  
Bring on the night!
 
2013-06-22 03:06:20 PM  
Some geezer with Corvette racing just went full Nameth on a reporter.
 
2013-06-22 03:07:12 PM  

Kurohone: shiat, how can he go from concious and alert to dead?  That's horrible.


Back in February Caleb Moore walked away from the snowmobile crash that killed him.
 
2013-06-22 03:09:35 PM  

crotchgrabber: Some geezer with Corvette racing just went full Nameth on a reporter.


Waht happened?

Speed.com was showing a commercial, and they said that one of the Toyotas almost ran out of fuel.  I guess the Toyotas are going faster in the night and using more fuel.  Might have to scale back to 11 laps per run.
 
2013-06-22 03:15:54 PM  

crotchgrabber: Some geezer with Corvette racing just went full Nameth on a reporter.


she did say 'you can tell me because i'm beautiful'
 
2013-06-22 03:18:04 PM  

ski9600: crotchgrabber: Some geezer with Corvette racing just went full Nameth on a reporter.

Waht happened?

Speed.com was showing a commercial, and they said that one of the Toyotas almost ran out of fuel.  I guess the Toyotas are going faster in the night and using more fuel.  Might have to scale back to 11 laps per run.


Dude was asked a question and he responds with "I am mesmerized by your lovely blue eyes and gorgeous red hair" and she was like.... ummm this is on live.
 
2013-06-22 03:19:16 PM  

ski9600: radio lemans says that the Audi #1 is doing 325 kph in the speed trap versus 319 for the #2.  They theorize that the #2 is running a different aero spec.  Maybe a blown diffuser.


Oops, I think I got that wrong.  The number 3 car was the one with the fast trap speed.  Now it's up to 325.8 kph and the other two cars are apparently slower.
 
2013-06-22 03:20:40 PM  

crotchgrabber: ski9600: crotchgrabber: Some geezer with Corvette racing just went full Nameth on a reporter.

Waht happened?

Speed.com was showing a commercial, and they said that one of the Toyotas almost ran out of fuel.  I guess the Toyotas are going faster in the night and using more fuel.  Might have to scale back to 11 laps per run.

Dude was asked a question and he responds with "I am mesmerized by your lovely blue eyes and gorgeous red hair" and she was like.... ummm this is on live.


Jamie Howe on speed?
 
2013-06-22 03:22:07 PM  

crotchgrabber: ski9600: crotchgrabber: Some geezer with Corvette racing just went full Nameth on a reporter.

Waht happened?

Speed.com was showing a commercial, and they said that one of the Toyotas almost ran out of fuel.  I guess the Toyotas are going faster in the night and using more fuel.  Might have to scale back to 11 laps per run.

Dude was asked a question and he responds with "I am mesmerized by your lovely blue eyes and gorgeous red hair" and she was like.... ummm this is on live.


I'd get that happening at 4am over there (becoming goofy with the lack of sleep). But it's just after 9pm!
 
2013-06-22 03:22:57 PM  

ski9600: Jamie Howe on speed?


Erin something or other on the Le Mans feed.
 
2013-06-22 03:26:04 PM  

crotchgrabber: ski9600: Jamie Howe on speed?

Erin something or other on the Le Mans feed.


Oh, yeah I think I saw her interviewing   Emmanuele Pirro earlier.

/not mesmerised
 
2013-06-22 03:26:48 PM  

summersa74: Could have been an internal bleed, or brain hemorrhage. I knew a guy who died that way. In a car accident, tells the rescue guys he's fine, go check on the other guy. He was dead when they came back.


Yeah, I had a friend of a friend die that way at Blackcomb. Crashed into someone while snowboarding. Walked it off just fine. 3 hours later he collapsed and died from a brain bleed while in the village.
 
2013-06-22 03:33:38 PM  
Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to
 
2013-06-22 03:33:44 PM  
I love that long talk they had with the guy from Michelin, also funny to see cars running 320 miles on a single set of tires, while F1 teams are screaming what crap Pirelli tires are.
 
2013-06-22 03:35:42 PM  

ski9600: Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to


There are four other Astons, there were five at the start of the race, three in GTE-Pro and two in GTE-Am.
 
2013-06-22 03:37:41 PM  
#1 Audi slow pit exit, loses 20-30 seconds...
 
2013-06-22 03:39:06 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ski9600: Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to

There are four other Astons, there were five at the start of the race, three in GTE-Pro and two in GTE-Am.


I meant the ones on the same team at least.  Maybe the others in sympathy.
 
2013-06-22 03:40:08 PM  

ski9600: Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to


heard somewhere simonsen's family wanted them to continue
 
2013-06-22 03:41:22 PM  

ski9600: Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to


Word is his family requested they keep going (and win.)
 
2013-06-22 03:41:37 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: ski9600: Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to

heard somewhere simonsen's family wanted them to continue


The statement from his team said that.
 
2013-06-22 03:41:58 PM  
#3 lost a tire, can't get re-going
 
2013-06-22 03:43:17 PM  

ski9600: I meant the ones on the same team at least. Maybe the others in sympathy.


They're all Aston Martin Racing cars, though I do think Aston would offer customer cars if someone came along so far just have works cars.
 
2013-06-22 03:45:01 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: ski9600: Surprising the other two Aston Martins didn't abandon the race.  One of the drivers was just saying on radiolemans.com that he was just "out there doing circles thinking about Allan and his family, and if it was up to him they would've stopped"

/like they used to

heard somewhere simonsen's family wanted them to continue


Cool, might as well.  I never thought that quitting was a good idea when I read about Enzo putting out a black flag.
 
2013-06-22 03:48:22 PM  
all falling apart for audi at the moment, only 17hr to go
 
2013-06-22 03:48:41 PM  

ski9600: #3 lost a tire, can't get re-going


Wait, now the number 2 car leads #1 in the pits, #3 just pulling in the garage and the #7 and 8 in second and third!
 
2013-06-22 03:48:54 PM  
So Porsche is coming with an LMP-1 car next year, so in theory have 3 manufactures for LMP-1, anyone else remember when there were a half dozen Group C manufactures and Porsche was selling so many customer cars you'd see starting fields of a couple dozen Group C cars?
 
2013-06-22 03:49:24 PM  
#3 back on track after the flat tire!
 
2013-06-22 03:51:30 PM  

ski9600: ski9600: #3 lost a tire, can't get re-going

Wait, now the number 2 car leads #1 in the pits, #3 just pulling in the garage and the #7 and 8 in second and third!


the toyotas were getting busted by gt cars before
 
2013-06-22 03:52:58 PM  
Looks like an opportunity for Toyota.

/if they're reliable
 
2013-06-22 03:53:46 PM  
can't be good when you have the engine hoist out
 
2013-06-22 03:55:07 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: can't be good when you have the engine hoist out


especially when you see everyone shaking the car
 
2013-06-22 03:59:11 PM  

carnifex2005: summersa74: Could have been an internal bleed, or brain hemorrhage. I knew a guy who died that way. In a car accident, tells the rescue guys he's fine, go check on the other guy. He was dead when they came back.

Yeah, I had a friend of a friend die that way at Blackcomb. Crashed into someone while snowboarding. Walked it off just fine. 3 hours later he collapsed and died from a brain bleed while in the village.


I knew someone who had a bad head ache and went home sick from work.  He died, and they found him the next day when he didn't show back up for work.  There's so many ways to leave.
 
2013-06-22 04:01:55 PM  
crank position sensor?  sounds like something that would go wrong when i race...lol
 
2013-06-22 04:02:55 PM  
You would think the hosts on the feed could have gotten mic stands.
 
2013-06-22 04:03:00 PM  
That's a shame for the #1 team.  Truleyer and Lotterer are two guys I watched in FNippon while I was over there, always liked them.  Loic Duval was there too; seems like Audi's scouting system is pretty good.

Eurosport is starting to get into the silly zone: "there's a lot of alto-singing brass monkey's out there...it's bloody cold!"

Wonder if we'll get a 20 minute conversation about bacon sandwiches again this year.
 
2013-06-22 04:03:39 PM  
oh generator now....gotta love electric probs
 
2013-06-22 04:05:13 PM  

Kurohone: Wonder if we'll get a 20 minute conversation about bacon sandwiches again this year.


Give it a few hours and we'll get some hilarity
 
2013-06-22 04:06:39 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Kurohone: Wonder if we'll get a 20 minute conversation about bacon sandwiches again this year.

Give it a few hours and we'll get some hilarity


nighttime gets silly especially when you stay up the whole time
 
2013-06-22 04:07:07 PM  
nismo.tv on youtube is live
 
2013-06-22 04:07:12 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Kurohone: Wonder if we'll get a 20 minute conversation about bacon sandwiches again this year.

Give it a few hours and we'll get some hilarity


It's why I'm putting up with this feed despite a really annoying delay between video and audio.

I would seriously pay a fair amount of money to be able to get Eurosport and Motors TV reliably over here; their motorsport coverage is fantastic.
 
2013-06-22 04:10:43 PM  
bwahahaha EuroSport has lost the announcers and put up a banner "We apologize for the loss of commentary"
 
2013-06-22 04:12:09 PM  

Kurohone: It's why I'm putting up with this feed despite a really annoying delay between video and audio.


feed I'm watching doesn't have a delay though I'd love to be able to watch EuroSport on TV
 
2013-06-22 04:14:46 PM  
those of us who wish we'd shut up, we're back

/deal with it people
 
2013-06-22 04:18:08 PM  

Kurohone: WhyteRaven74: Kurohone: Wonder if we'll get a 20 minute conversation about bacon sandwiches again this year.

Give it a few hours and we'll get some hilarity

It's why I'm putting up with this feed despite a really annoying delay between video and audio.

I would seriously pay a fair amount of money to be able to get Eurosport and Motors TV reliably over here; their motorsport coverage is fantastic.


I'm in, is there a kickstarter?
/not sure if my TV delivery system will subscribe, can we just make it over the tubes?
 
2013-06-22 04:21:35 PM  
uh oh wipers in effect
 
2013-06-22 04:30:12 PM  
Jesus. It doesn't look at all safe to be driving those speeds in the dark like that.
 
2013-06-22 04:30:31 PM  
Blinker fluid replaced.  Audi 1 back out and 12 laps down.  Lets see if they can finish ahead of all the lp2 cars.
 
2013-06-22 04:35:55 PM  
It's interesting that two of the Audi's have problems just entering the night-time.  If Toyota can keep going, they will be ensured at least a podium.
/prepping a rib-eye and baked potato over here
 
2013-06-22 04:40:01 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Jesus. It doesn't look at all safe to be driving those speeds in the dark like that.


it's actually brighter for the drivers than it looks through the cameras
 
2013-06-22 04:42:24 PM  

WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: Jesus. It doesn't look at all safe to be driving those speeds in the dark like that.

it's actually brighter for the drivers than it looks through the cameras


I hope so.

"Blue orb... Blue orb approaching... HARD RIGHT!!! BRAKE LIGHTS!!! HARD RIGHT! HARD LEFT! Pitch darkness... Blue orb approaching..."
 
2013-06-22 04:48:58 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: "Blue orb... Blue orb approaching... HARD RIGHT!!! BRAKE LIGHTS!!! HARD RIGHT! HARD LEFT! Pitch darkness... Blue orb approaching..."


heh they were talking earlier about how different classes of cars have different headlight colors.
 
2013-06-22 04:50:25 PM  
Safety car, marshall point 115
 
2013-06-22 04:51:34 PM  
entrance to Porsche curves.  #25 Tor Graves
 
2013-06-22 04:52:33 PM  

WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: "Blue orb... Blue orb approaching... HARD RIGHT!!! BRAKE LIGHTS!!! HARD RIGHT! HARD LEFT! Pitch darkness... Blue orb approaching..."

heh they were talking earlier about how different classes of cars have different headlight colors.


I was impressed with the headlight array patterns at least one of the cars I saw was using. The lights bulbs are aligned vertically and flash independently.

It was pretty cool.
 
2013-06-22 04:55:40 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The lights bulbs are aligned vertically and flash independently.


I think that's the Audi
 
2013-06-22 04:57:25 PM  

WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: The lights bulbs are aligned vertically and flash independently.

I think that's the Audi


It was cool. Now I want to put that kind of shiat on my car.

Honda Fit with giant headlight arrays. I'll be a menace on the 405.
 
2013-06-22 05:01:40 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: "Blue orb... Blue orb approaching... HARD RIGHT!!! BRAKE LIGHTS!!! HARD RIGHT! HARD LEFT! Pitch darkness... Blue orb approaching..."

heh they were talking earlier about how different classes of cars have different headlight colors.

I was impressed with the headlight array patterns at least one of the cars I saw was using. The lights bulbs are aligned vertically and flash independently.

It was pretty cool.


I talked to a co-worker about flashing lights.  He said the new thing in the USA is some sort of relay kit that will make the headlight flash continuously for safety.  I hadn't seen that yet, but I did the other day.  It seemed to be a normal 6" headlamp flashing, and it was daytime so it didn't put me off.  I'll have to wait till I see it at night to comment on my opinion.
/And my opinion will definitely depend on what type of headlamp is affixed to the motorbike
//can an HED headlamp cycle fast like that?
 
2013-06-22 05:04:00 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: WhyteRaven74: AverageAmericanGuy: The lights bulbs are aligned vertically and flash independently.

I think that's the Audi

It was cool. Now I want to put that kind of shiat on my car.

Honda Fit with giant headlight arrays. I'll be a menace on the 405.


I commute by bike, so I could use the monkelectric wheel lights for the annoyance of others.
 
2013-06-22 05:14:33 PM  
I was thinking that the chicanes on the Mulsanne straight were added because of Group C cars hitting 240 mph and more on it back in the 80s, but LMP cars aren't as fast as the Group C cars were, so why not get rid of the chicanes since there's no real point to them?
 
2013-06-22 05:16:59 PM  
FIA rules on max straight length
 
2013-06-22 05:21:34 PM  

wm734: FIA rules on max straight length


FIA rules, missing the point since... well... forever.
 
2013-06-22 05:27:58 PM  

Jensaarai: FIA rules, missing the point since... well... forever.


Like their comedic effort to reduce costs in Group C, which ended up increasing costs, driving away manufacturers and in the end destroying the series.
 
2013-06-22 05:39:39 PM  

WhyteRaven74: I was thinking that the chicanes on the Mulsanne straight were added because of Group C cars hitting 240 mph and more on it back in the 80s, but LMP cars aren't as fast as the Group C cars were, so why not get rid of the chicanes since there's no real point to them?


It might help limit the speed differences on multi-class races, and create more acceleration/braking points. They're ... entropy restrictors. yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2013-06-22 05:41:05 PM  

WhyteRaven74: I was thinking that the chicanes on the Mulsanne straight were added because of Group C cars hitting 240 mph and more on it back in the 80s, but LMP cars aren't as fast as the Group C cars were, so why not get rid of the chicanes since there's no real point to them?


Since the straight is so long, the LMP cars (really Lemans P1) that you mention would totally re-gear the transmission and re-aero the body so that they would probably be topping out around 300 Mph which would be really farking cool!

/but not too safe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXtb5eDUuQw
 
2013-06-22 05:41:43 PM  

MisterTweak: entropy restrictors. yeah, that's the ticket.


heh
 
2013-06-22 05:47:52 PM  

ski9600: totally re-gear the transmission and re-aero the body so that they would probably be topping out around 300 Mph which would be really farking cool!


Wouldn't squeeze out much more speed that way, the engines don't have enough power to get too far above 200 mph. Certainly wouldn't hit the 240 the cars used to do on the Mulsanne straight before the chicanes got put in.
 
2013-06-22 06:33:21 PM  

WhyteRaven74: ski9600: totally re-gear the transmission and re-aero the body so that they would probably be topping out around 300 Mph which would be really farking cool!

Wouldn't squeeze out much more speed that way, the engines don't have enough power to get too far above 200 mph. Certainly wouldn't hit the 240 the cars used to do on the Mulsanne straight before the chicanes got put in.


LoL, I guess they could continue with engine restrictions but with the speed they are doing today and current body/aero rules I think they could hit 300mph if they wanted and the track was straight along the Mullsanne.
 
2013-06-22 06:33:56 PM  

AngryDesertDweller: Jensaarai: Get your shiat together, Corvette.

Corvette just doesn't have the top end power to hang in there with the Aston Martin's....


French have given BoP gifts to Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsches. Not so much for the American teams.
/C7.R coming to a race track near you
 
2013-06-22 07:07:31 PM  

ski9600: WhyteRaven74: ski9600: totally re-gear the transmission and re-aero the body so that they would probably be topping out around 300 Mph which would be really farking cool!

Wouldn't squeeze out much more speed that way, the engines don't have enough power to get too far above 200 mph. Certainly wouldn't hit the 240 the cars used to do on the Mulsanne straight before the chicanes got put in.

LoL, I guess they could continue with engine restrictions but with the speed they are doing today and current body/aero rules I think they could hit 300mph if they wanted and the track was straight along the Mullsann

Physics would tell you otherwise. 200 mph with the amount of downforce they have is pushing it. 550 hp/ton (think veyron power to weight) might hit 240 with 6 miles of straight and that's with very little downforce.
 
2013-06-22 07:34:41 PM  
Corvette putting out fires with Evian.  Wunnaful.
 
2013-06-22 07:58:42 PM  
middle of the night, time for the announcers to get silly
 
2013-06-22 08:22:12 PM  
who shiat, huge wreck, this time though driver is up and about
 
2013-06-22 08:24:39 PM  

WhyteRaven74: who shiat, huge wreck, this time though driver is up and about


i was worried after i saw the rear axle following the car down the road
 
2013-06-22 08:28:57 PM  
Did Mad Max just apply the pimp hand to Billy Johnson?
 
2013-06-22 08:37:24 PM  

Tsrwedge: Did Mad Max just apply the pimp hand to Billy Johnson?


And that was my first accidental cross-post.
 
2013-06-22 08:42:43 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i was worried after i saw the rear axle following the car down the road


I was too but when I saw the front end was intact, hell it looked only slightly damaged, I was a lot less worried.
 
2013-06-22 08:46:09 PM  
Audi: "Stop hitting yourself. Stop hitting yourself."
 
2013-06-22 08:53:32 PM  
I love the pit stop rules at Le Mans, you can work on the car or change drivers but you can't do both at once, and then when you do work on the car it's only 2 crew members allowed to touch it. Oh and you have to turn the engine off.
 
2013-06-22 08:56:59 PM  

WhyteRaven74: I love the pit stop rules at Le Mans, you can work on the car or change drivers but you can't do both at once, and then when you do work on the car it's only 2 crew members allowed to touch it. Oh and you have to turn the engine off.


Yeah but the one-gun rule for tires slows things down too much. Now that Audi has a closed car too, time for the French to admit they did it to aid Peugeot.
 
2013-06-22 09:01:07 PM  
those crew members need to grab a redbull or three...it's the only way to get through the night at a 24. well i'm sure there are others but they may get you in trouble with the race organizers
 
2013-06-22 09:02:55 PM  

TheRealBillBrasky: Yeah but the one-gun rule for tires slows things down too much.


They get a full tire and fuel stop done in a bit over a minute, isn't that slow.
 
2013-06-22 09:04:04 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: those crew members need to grab a redbull or thre


they doze off in the garage, they don't actually stay up the whole 24 hours.
 
2013-06-22 09:05:46 PM  
BTW there's a 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race in September. Sadly it hasn't developed the following of the car race, granted it hasn't been around as long but still, a 24 hour motorcycle race.
 
2013-06-22 09:12:10 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Dead for Tax Reasons: those crew members need to grab a redbull or thre

they doze off in the garage, they don't actually stay up the whole 24 hours.


wimps...i don't start hallucinating till at least 40hrs up in a row
 
2013-06-22 09:12:23 PM  

TheRealBillBrasky: WhyteRaven74: I love the pit stop rules at Le Mans, you can work on the car or change drivers but you can't do both at once, and then when you do work on the car it's only 2 crew members allowed to touch it. Oh and you have to turn the engine off.

Yeah but the one-gun rule for tires slows things down too much. Now that Audi has a closed car too, time for the French to admit they did it to aid Peugeot.


Is there a Pescarolo  car in the race this year ??
 
2013-06-22 09:12:31 PM  

WhyteRaven74: BTW there's a 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race in September. Sadly it hasn't developed the following of the car race, granted it hasn't been around as long but still, a 24 hour motorcycle race.


that is completely insane.
 
2013-06-22 09:16:50 PM  

sno man: that is completely insane.


Well they do have three riders per bike, but yeah motorcycles on the Circuit de la Sarthe is completely insane. Especially at night.
 
2013-06-22 09:18:15 PM  
how many years until the self-repairing armco is invented?
 
2013-06-22 09:19:13 PM  
..and suddenly.. a backhoe!
 
2013-06-22 09:19:25 PM  
more armco repairs
 
2013-06-22 09:23:09 PM  

The Bestest: ..and suddenly.. a backhoe!


funny enough that's what they use to get the cars moved
 
2013-06-22 09:26:05 PM  
we're gonna need a bigger hammer
 
2013-06-22 09:26:43 PM  

WhyteRaven74: sno man: that is completely insane.

Well they do have three riders per bike, but yeah motorcycles on the Circuit de la Sarthe is completely insane. Especially at night.


They only use the Bugatti circuit.
 
2013-06-22 09:27:06 PM  
SAFER barriers are sorely needed at this track.

Which means they will never be in place.
 
2013-06-22 09:33:41 PM  

Jensaarai: SAFER barriers are sorely needed at this track.


the barriers work well enough, hell I can't remember the last time they had two fix a barrier twice in one race.
 
2013-06-22 09:37:11 PM  

wheresmypen: They only use the Bugatti circuit.


gah you're right
 
2013-06-22 09:43:28 PM  
Seriously.. how does it rain at this race every year?
 
2013-06-22 09:48:40 PM  

The Bestest: how does it rain at this race every year?


Just one of those quirks of location I think, just happens to be where the air comes together to lead to regular rains.
 
2013-06-22 09:49:30 PM  
hurry up man, i can change pads that fast
 
2013-06-22 09:51:04 PM  

WhyteRaven74: The Bestest: how does it rain at this race every year?

Just one of those quirks of location I think, just happens to be where the air comes together to lead to regular rains.


at least it's not f1 in malaysia where they delay the race for the european market long enough for the inevitable afternoon thunderstorm
 
2013-06-22 09:54:10 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: at least it's not f1 in malaysia where they delay the race for the european market long enough for the inevitable afternoon thunderstorm


heh yeah
 
2013-06-22 09:55:32 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Jensaarai: SAFER barriers are sorely needed at this track.

the barriers work well enough, hell I can't remember the last time they had two fix a barrier twice in one race.


That's a bit of an odd thing to claim on a day like today. They might have been (barely) lucky up until now, but it's obvious that guardrails don't cut it.

And while we're at it - there are forms of gravel commercially available that aren't ridiculously sharp little shards.
 
2013-06-22 09:57:16 PM  

Jensaarai: They might have been (barely) lucky up until now, but it's obvious that guardrails don't cut it.


I think today they're just real unlucky, and the earlier wreck also screwed up a tire barrier and some other stuff. Just having so many safety car laps is way out of the ordinary, the car has been out what 3 or 4 times already.
 
2013-06-22 10:00:18 PM  
and now it's started pouring
 
2013-06-22 10:01:28 PM  
the little things tickle me.. like the car numbers that light up
 
2013-06-22 10:02:02 PM  

Jensaarai: WhyteRaven74: Jensaarai: SAFER barriers are sorely needed at this track.

the barriers work well enough, hell I can't remember the last time they had two fix a barrier twice in one race.

That's a bit of an odd thing to claim on a day like today. They might have been (barely) lucky up until now, but it's obvious that guardrails don't cut it.

And while we're at it - there are forms of gravel commercially available that aren't ridiculously sharp little shards.


yeah i was thinking that before.  you can get round stones for your garden, why not use it for a gravel trap.  the friction between angular stones can't stop the care that much more than rounded stones that don't cause punctures
 
2013-06-22 10:02:37 PM  
cars not care
 
2013-06-22 10:02:54 PM  

The Bestest: like the car numbers that light up


I like that too
 
2013-06-22 10:05:25 PM  
lol half the field is stopped at pit out
 
2013-06-22 10:05:42 PM  
A "good enough" track is one that can handle the real unlucky days. Unfortunately, in motorsports, it usually takes one of these days to reveal that a track is no longer good enough and needs upgrades, since almost nobody is proactive, and it's all reactive.

This is the sort of day that deserves a reaction, at the very least. The failures we've seen today should not be shrugged off.
 
2013-06-22 10:08:16 PM  
This is total lame-ness. Come on. Stupid rain.

My absolute favorite part if the year is to see these cars running laps at night. I'd really like to be there for the 100th and I'd love to be there in the middle of the night just to hear the cars.

Also, McNish/TK team leading. Too bad Dindo retired.
 
2013-06-22 10:12:17 PM  

Jensaarai: A "good enough" track is one that can handle the real unlucky days. Unfortunately, in motorsports, it usually takes one of these days to reveal that a track is no longer good enough and needs upgrades, since almost nobody is proactive, and it's all reactive.

This is the sort of day that deserves a reaction, at the very least. The failures we've seen today should not be shrugged off.


Safer barrier everywhere?

I mean, they were lucky nobody died from that massive Audi/Ferrari crash in 2011 when that car was flying through the air 5ft from fans. Don't think anything changed other than putting new tires in the way.
 
2013-06-22 10:12:26 PM  

Jensaarai: A "good enough" track is one that can handle the real unlucky days. Unfortunately, in motorsports, it usually takes one of these days to reveal that a track is no longer good enough and needs upgrades, since almost nobody is proactive, and it's all reactive.

This is the sort of day that deserves a reaction, at the very least. The failures we've seen today should not be shrugged off.


sadly, even the best track is only 'good enoug'h on safety and it is only a matter of time until something bad happens to show how it needs to be better, and only a fatality or serious injury shows that

there have been so many safety improvements that have created a false sense of security, but motorsport will never be a safe thing and improvements and safety innovation are always needed
 
2013-06-22 10:13:32 PM  

bulldg4life: Stupid rain.


A perfectly good Super Moon gone to waste.
 
2013-06-22 10:16:19 PM  
Also, the track safety is pretty ironic because aren't there a shiatload of pit requirements because of safety?
 
2013-06-22 10:20:37 PM  
I will also add that I'm glad Netflix streaming had this year's Audi endurance video/team propaganda a couple weeks ago. Had Jason Statham narrating a couple years ago.
 
2013-06-22 10:23:44 PM  
toyota on toyota action!
 
2013-06-22 10:24:39 PM  
Hey, here's an idea...lets just skip that chicane every lap!
 
2013-06-22 10:27:25 PM  
is it next year yet so we can watch Porsche return to victory.
 
2013-06-22 10:28:09 PM  

bulldg4life: Hey, here's an idea...lets just skip that chicane every lap!


Every single time I've noticed an in-car camera lately, they've been going wide at the Dunlop curves.  It's like they think the rainbow stripes are the actual track lines...
 
2013-06-22 10:38:02 PM  
'count the number of bowel movements'

in car, i hope that is zero.  maybe a piss or two, but don't shiat in the seat before i get in it
 
2013-06-22 10:39:54 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: 'count the number of bowel movements'

in car, i hope that is zero.  maybe a piss or two, but don't shiat in the seat before i get in it


elizabethemkenussenate2012.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-22 10:40:41 PM  
They let Andy Warhol at that lmp2 car or something? Silly art cars
 
2013-06-22 10:44:49 PM  

bulldg4life: They let Andy Warhol at that lmp2 car or something? Silly art cars


they had a contest for fans to submit ideas for the paint job for Le Mans, that was the winning submission
 
2013-06-22 10:46:48 PM  

WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: They let Andy Warhol at that lmp2 car or something? Silly art cars

they had a contest for fans to submit ideas for the paint job for Le Mans, that was the winning submission


Speaking of fan submission...did I hear correctly earlier that one team was finding drivers by testing gamers o their ability to drive the track?
 
2013-06-22 10:48:12 PM  

Tellingthem: Dead for Tax Reasons: 'count the number of bowel movements'

in car, i hope that is zero.  maybe a piss or two, but don't shiat in the seat before i get in it


[elizabethemkenussenate2012.files.wordpress.com image 348x325]


nice..that brought back some memories


/the song, not soiling myself
 
2013-06-22 10:53:23 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Tellingthem: Dead for Tax Reasons: 'count the number of bowel movements'
in car, i hope that is zero.  maybe a piss or two, but don't shiat in the seat before i get in it
[elizabethemkenussenate2012.files.wordpress.com image 348x325]
nice..that brought back some memories
/the song, not soiling myself


Early Blink is best Blink
 
2013-06-22 10:55:18 PM  

bulldg4life: did I hear correctly earlier that one team was finding drivers by testing gamers o their ability to drive the track?


GT Academy, it's a joint Sony Nissan thing, if you win, you get to learn to drive real race cars all expenses paid. Basically it's a driver development program that goes "Ok, so what if you weren't born rich or with parents who could talk people into giving you money to race?"
 
2013-06-22 11:06:54 PM  
nice job, take 5 mins to get going straight then take out a porsche and ferrari
 
2013-06-22 11:07:36 PM  
Four car party time
 
2013-06-22 11:08:17 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: toyota on toyota action!


One cup?
 
2013-06-22 11:14:11 PM  
I dunno exactly why, but that Raikkonen Renault commercial makes me smile every time.
 
2013-06-22 11:15:45 PM  
haha...I do love these announcers.
 
2013-06-22 11:16:45 PM  
Eurosport team absolutely piling on the hate for the 39.  All of the repressed sleep-crazy has a new target this year.

Last year it was the Ferrari that took off the Audi.
 
2013-06-22 11:19:39 PM  

Kurohone: , but that Raikkonen Renault commercial makes me smile every time.


same here
 
2013-06-22 11:21:36 PM  
Aaaaargh and there goes the 1 again.
 
2013-06-22 11:22:54 PM  
I'm betting electrical on the 1.  Car's flying, stop is routine, right until it's time to go, and then they're all over it.  They've probably got breakers right under that port as a first-resort, now they'll go for a battery change.
 
2013-06-22 11:23:26 PM  
yeah the brit announcers/commercials are so much better
 
2013-06-22 11:26:02 PM  
"why are you so far from home?"

"I have no idea"
 
2013-06-22 11:27:52 PM  

Kurohone: "why are you so far from home?"

"I have no idea"


leave me alone, i know what i'm doing
 
2013-06-22 11:28:23 PM  
A few years ago, there was a car off the side of the road with its hazards on for hours. The announcers thought that was the greatest thing in the world. During the middle of the night, that was all they would comment on.
 
2013-06-22 11:33:12 PM  
heh...drinky thingys
 
2013-06-22 11:33:25 PM  
the sky is getting lighter
 
2013-06-22 11:46:42 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter


assets.sbnation.com
 
2013-06-22 11:48:21 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter


why would morning come there? And so early?
 
2013-06-22 11:50:39 PM  
I miss the Nissan Delta Wing, which they would've brought it back this year.
 
2013-06-22 11:51:05 PM  

sno man: Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter

why would morning come there? And so early?


morning has broken, like the first morning...
 
2013-06-22 11:52:10 PM  

sno man: Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter

why would morning come there? And so early?


Le Mans is almost due east of Paris and is closer to the North Pole than Seattle.
 
2013-06-22 11:55:21 PM  

WhyteRaven74: I miss the Nissan Delta Wing, which they would've brought it back this year.


Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year
 
2013-06-22 11:56:36 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: morning has broken, like the first morning...


ahh memories of grade school masses, yes we sung that at mass

desertgeek: Le Mans is almost due east of Paris and is closer to the North Pole than Seattle.


more like west-southwest of Paris
 
2013-06-22 11:57:06 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: yeah the brit announcers/commercials are so much better


Sleep-deprived announcers have high potential for youtube material.

Those audi cars are f*cking bonkers fast. I can't believe they hold up to those stress loads for 24 hours without just shattering.
 
2013-06-22 11:57:27 PM  
see, the crew need to stay up or they get made fun of
 
2013-06-22 11:58:44 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: sno man: Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter

why would morning come there? And so early?

morning has broken, like the first morning...


wow, summer camp flashback there...
 
2013-06-22 11:59:34 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Dead for Tax Reasons: morning has broken, like the first morning...

ahh memories of grade school masses, yes we sung that at mass



never done that, just know cat stevensyusuf islam
 
2013-06-23 12:00:02 AM  

bulldg4life: Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year


I know, just wish it was there today. I loved that car so much.

Also I was thinking, it would be cool if they had the Tour de France swing through Le Mans and have the cyclists pedal down the Mulsanne Straight.
 
2013-06-23 12:03:42 AM  

WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year

I know, just wish it was there today. I loved that car so much.

Also I was thinking, it would be cool if they had the Tour de France swing through Le Mans and have the cyclists pedal down the Mulsanne Straight.


why not a full lap?
 
2013-06-23 12:03:43 AM  

WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year

I know, just wish it was there today. I loved that car so much.

Also I was thinking, it would be cool if they had the Tour de France swing through Le Mans and have the cyclists pedal down the Mulsezanne Straight.


le mans needs to lap over alpe d'huez
 
2013-06-23 12:03:50 AM  
Lukas Lohr spins and pits P2 car. #38
 
2013-06-23 12:04:06 AM  

WhyteRaven74: desertgeek: Le Mans is almost due east of Paris and is closer to the North Pole than Seattle.

more like west-southwest of Paris


Not only did I fark up east and west, I couldn't even read the map right.

/No more drinking and Farking
 
2013-06-23 12:05:27 AM  

sno man: WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year

I know, just wish it was there today. I loved that car so much.

Also I was thinking, it would be cool if they had the Tour de France swing through Le Mans and have the cyclists pedal down the Mulsanne Straight.

why not a full lap?


Prologue time trial: start in the pit lane and finish on the main straight.
 
2013-06-23 12:05:58 AM  

WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year

I know, just wish it was there today. I loved that car so much.

Also I was thinking, it would be cool if they had the Tour de France swing through Le Mans and have the cyclists pedal down the Mulsanne Straight.


Stage 7, 2011

There's a great picture of them going through Dunlop
 
2013-06-23 12:07:01 AM  

sno man: why not a full lap?


that would work too

Dead for Tax Reasons: le mans needs to lap over alpe d'huez


heh speaking of which, the Tour is climbing aple d'huez twice this year

desertgeek: /No more drinking and Farking


no drinking and Farking? that's like saying no more peanutbutter and jelly, they just go together
 
2013-06-23 12:13:05 AM  

bulldg4life: There's a great picture of them going through Dunlop


figures they've already done it
 
2013-06-23 12:16:00 AM  
Funny quote from driver that drover through the night "I almost spun twice behind the safety car driving much too fast"
 
2013-06-23 12:17:41 AM  
"When he starts the engine, the fire will go out. Don't worry"
 
2013-06-23 12:17:48 AM  

WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: There's a great picture of them going through Dunlop

figures they've already done it


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 12:18:19 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: Nissan interview earlier said a new version would be back next year

I know, just wish it was there today. I loved that car so much.

Also I was thinking, it would be cool if they had the Tour de France swing through Le Mans and have the cyclists pedal down the Mulsezanne Straight.

le mans needs to lap over alpe d'huez


YES!
 
2013-06-23 12:19:13 AM  
That was pretty crazy/cool
 
2013-06-23 12:22:53 AM  

desertgeek: sno man: Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter

why would morning come there? And so early?

Le Mans is almost due east west of Paris and is closer to the North Pole than Seattle.


FTFY
 
2013-06-23 12:26:31 AM  
#7 Toyota to pit for tires
 
2013-06-23 12:29:23 AM  
#39 off again, becoming a joke.
 
2013-06-23 12:32:50 AM  

ski9600: desertgeek: sno man: Dead for Tax Reasons: the sky is getting lighter

why would morning come there? And so early?

Le Mans is almost due east west of Paris and is closer to the North Pole than Seattle.

FTFY


As pointed out, Le Mans is west of Paris.
It is on the same latitude as Seattle and on the Prime Meridian

/i lurve geography
 
2013-06-23 12:37:29 AM  
#32 - it's a beautiful day for the beach
 
2013-06-23 12:44:11 AM  
any one else have the urge to go out front and paint there car in gulf colors.
 
2013-06-23 12:46:20 AM  

wm734: any one else have the urge to go out front and paint there car in gulf colors.


No...but I do want to steal a GT3 and break into a racetrack.
 
2013-06-23 12:47:34 AM  
"Zeitgeist is coming for electric vehicles."
/cool quote
 
2013-06-23 12:49:15 AM  

ski9600: #39 off again, becoming a joke.


They said the #39 has been pulled in the pits and given a good slapping around and sent on the way.
 
2013-06-23 12:50:43 AM  

wm734: any one else have the urge to go out front and paint there car in gulf colors.


i like the 'camo' paintjob

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 12:53:27 AM  
P Dempsey about to get back in the #77
 
2013-06-23 12:59:13 AM  

AngryDesertDweller: TheRealBillBrasky: WhyteRaven74: I love the pit stop rules at Le Mans, you can work on the car or change drivers but you can't do both at once, and then when you do work on the car it's only 2 crew members allowed to touch it. Oh and you have to turn the engine off.

Yeah but the one-gun rule for tires slows things down too much. Now that Audi has a closed car too, time for the French to admit they did it to aid Peugeot.

Is there a Pescarolo  car in the race this year ??


Leading in P2 right now.
 
2013-06-23 01:00:23 AM  
16hr down, 8 to go
 
2013-06-23 01:01:31 AM  
sprinkles coming maybe
 
2013-06-23 01:06:41 AM  
'back with coffee and croissants'

those of us who had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts croissants
 
2013-06-23 01:10:02 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: 'back with coffee and croissants'

"well we are in France

"
 
2013-06-23 01:12:02 AM  
ZR-1 needs some more BOP help
 
2013-06-23 01:52:47 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: wm734: any one else have the urge to go out front and paint there car in gulf colors.

i like the 'camo' paintjob

[img.fark.net image 850x478]


*shudder* I am pretty sure that was exactly what the "monster" looked like in my childhood nightmares.
 
2013-06-23 03:15:57 AM  
I took a nap. Back for a bit.

I see y'all mentioned the Le Mans TdF crossover. I will take pics and video of my bicycle laps around Seca in a few weeks before MotoGP.
 
2013-06-23 03:48:32 AM  
Flying Ferrari!
 
2013-06-23 03:54:00 AM  
99 Aston Martin just plowed into the barrier off one of the chicanes from the lead. Completely destroyed the front.
 
2013-06-23 03:54:26 AM  
And another safety car...
 
2013-06-23 04:11:14 AM  
The 24 hours of Armco repair.
 
2013-06-23 06:33:56 AM  
Wow, this race has the record for most safety cars deployed at 11 (4 hours 53 minutes total time deployed) compared to the previous record of 6 (also had 4 hours 53 minutes deployed).
 
2013-06-23 07:07:23 AM  
Speed showing Ferrari fail: "He almost did a lawn dart."
 
2013-06-23 07:24:52 AM  
Just looked at live timing and it says the 7 is out?  What'd I miss overnight?
 
2013-06-23 07:44:15 AM  

Kurohone: Just looked at live timing and it says the 7 is out?  What'd I miss overnight?


Well, it's out now.
 
2013-06-23 07:46:25 AM  
Monsoon.
 
2013-06-23 07:53:24 AM  
Aaaaaaand all hell breaks lose.  *_*
 
2013-06-23 08:10:26 AM  
That 360 degree spin and recovery. 2pro4me.
 
2013-06-23 08:19:16 AM  
Well nice to see the race hasn't decided to go all sane
 
2013-06-23 08:25:33 AM  
French driver breaks the rules? Meh, no problem.
 
2013-06-23 08:30:17 AM  
Good Morning , I just caught the highlights (lowlights) of the race on Speed. Those fence boys earned their money this weekend and maybe just maybe if Corvette can catch some luck it could get a bronze medal. Still it's LeMans and still THE race (on my bucket list).
 
2013-06-23 08:47:24 AM  

Jensaarai: French driver breaks the rules? Meh, no problem.


What happened?

I just turned it back on to watch the Audi parade at the end and they brought all the announcers back for the last 20 minutes.

One guy made a joke about the "French" driver abandoning a car. Everyone laughed and said "we've already been through that".
 
2013-06-23 08:52:04 AM  

bulldg4life: Jensaarai: French driver breaks the rules? Meh, no problem.

What happened?

I just turned it back on to watch the Audi parade at the end and they brought all the announcers back for the last 20 minutes.

One guy made a joke about the "French" driver abandoning a car. Everyone laughed and said "we've already been through that".


Lapierre stuffed the car and walked away from it.  According to the rules, you can't go more than 10m from the car, or it's considered 'abandoned' and not classified.  Lapierre was probably about 50m from the car, yet was allowed to get back in and drive it back to be repaired.

The ACO is notoriously biased towards French teams and drivers (Toyota this year is being manged by Oreca, a French racing company).
 
2013-06-23 08:58:02 AM  
Heh. This is definitely one of those 24s where everyone is beat up by the end and just wants it to be farkin' over.
 
2013-06-23 08:58:22 AM  
Heh. Briscoe's last lap was 344 minutes.
 
2013-06-23 09:01:25 AM  
TK losing it on the final lap....a race like this should remind drivers how hard it is to finish, let alone win.
 
2013-06-23 09:07:18 AM  
TK gets 9!

RIP Allan Simonsen
 
2013-06-23 09:11:44 AM  
And next year Porsche in LMP1. Now can we get a couple more manufacturers so it can be a bit more like the Group C days?
 
2013-06-23 09:17:23 AM  
I'm not sure if Ferrari is pretending to be retarded or actually is retarded:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GAKngBsjkWU
 
2013-06-23 09:24:49 AM  

Kurohone: bulldg4life: Jensaarai: French driver breaks the rules? Meh, no problem.

What happened?

I just turned it back on to watch the Audi parade at the end and they brought all the announcers back for the last 20 minutes.

One guy made a joke about the "French" driver abandoning a car. Everyone laughed and said "we've already been through that".

Lapierre stuffed the car and walked away from it.  According to the rules, you can't go more than 10m from the car, or it's considered 'abandoned' and not classified.  Lapierre was probably about 50m from the car, yet was allowed to get back in and drive it back to be repaired.

The ACO is notoriously biased towards French teams and drivers (Toyota this year is being manged by Oreca, a French racing company).


Unless a track steward tells you to GTFO for safety reasons. They joked about that as well.

Entertaining race for sure.
 
2013-06-23 09:26:20 AM  
And damn Jackie Ickx looks good for his age.
 
2013-06-23 09:31:27 AM  
And for those wondering that Doctor isn't a medical doctor, but rather a PhD in engineering.
 
2013-06-23 09:34:26 AM  
Race threads are finally up for later -- not too happy about 2 good races on at the same time today -- opposite day as NASCAR pulls an Indy and Indy does a short track
 
2013-06-23 10:21:37 AM  
Ah hell, fell asleep earlier and missed the entire ending...next year I guess.
 
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