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(Fox Sports)   It's time for the big one, the 24 Heures du Mans. Will the Toyota make the final 2 minutes this year? Can the Ford GT overcome the nerf hammer? Can anyone overcome the Oreca's? Coverage starts on FS1 at 8:30am ET for American Farkers   ( foxsports.com) divider line
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2017-06-16 09:05:18 PM  
GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

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/'MURICA!!!
 
2017-06-16 09:26:44 PM  

fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

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/'MURICA!!!


I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?
 
2017-06-16 10:37:03 PM  
The Corvettes aren't even in the discussion, it's all Ford and Ferrari
 
2017-06-16 11:31:16 PM  

Tom_Slick: The Corvettes aren't even in the discussion, it's all Ford and Ferrari


Corvettes are definitely in discussion for. GTE Pro. They've been on a tear in IMSA, and havr brought Jordan Taylor on for le mans. They're poised to take home a win in gte pro.
 
2017-06-16 11:45:22 PM  
My body, my body is ready.
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I'm not going to stay up the full 24 hours like last year. Figure I'll nap whenever Dumbreck and Porter aren't announcing.
 
2017-06-17 12:20:56 AM  

Outtaphase: fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

[images.hgmsites.net image 640x480]

/'MURICA!!!

I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?


I'd've guessed that what they were trying to make disappear was LMP1 privateers. And it partially worked; Rebellion dropped to LMP2 for this year, but ByKolles is still stubbornly clinging to their LMP1 entry, even though they're 5.5 seconds behind the hybrids and only one second in front of the LMP2 pole.
 
2017-06-17 08:34:07 AM  
Checking in.....Been waiting for this race, wife and kids are out of town, the fridge is stocked. Coffee is brewing, I'm ready to go and GO CORVETTE !!!
 
2017-06-17 08:37:29 AM  
le mans is here finally!  feels like it was only a year ago since it was on

/way too long
 
2017-06-17 08:40:47 AM  
I just arrived at work.  Let's get it started!
 
2017-06-17 08:42:11 AM  
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tommy kendall looks angry already for some reason
 
2017-06-17 08:43:26 AM  
Poking around and there's not much option for watching in the uk without a pay TV subscription. There's a bit of coverage on the free to channel Quest, but they're only doing the start and finish live.
 
2017-06-17 08:44:10 AM  
saying a guy has seen what's gone on at audi for a long time sounds more like an accusation than a compliment these days
 
2017-06-17 08:45:58 AM  
Faaarrk.... WEC app is screwing around with me, not taking my password, and then Firefox didn't have flash (why isn't this in HTML 5?!)  Just got in, after getting up early to make sure everything was kosher...
 
2017-06-17 08:47:22 AM  

Outtaphase: fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

[images.hgmsites.net image 640x480]

/'MURICA!!!

I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?


It's the WEC/ACO spec chassis.  Single drivertrain and gearbox, 4 chassis allowed, all cost-capped.  It was designed to increase participation and make closer racing, but it's not quite done that; the Oreca is miles ahead of the rest of the field.
 
2017-06-17 08:47:58 AM  

Victoly: Outtaphase: fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

[images.hgmsites.net image 640x480]

/'MURICA!!!

I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?

I'd've guessed that what they were trying to make disappear was LMP1 privateers. And it partially worked; Rebellion dropped to LMP2 for this year, but ByKolles is still stubbornly clinging to their LMP1 entry, even though they're 5.5 seconds behind the hybrids and only one second in front of the LMP2 pole.


Two more teams are rumored to be entering P1 next year, because the P2 formula isn't quite working the way they want it to.
 
2017-06-17 08:50:18 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: saying a guy has seen what's gone on at audi for a long time sounds more like an accusation than a compliment these days


I find it more a poke, "Audi won all these races here, how come there's no Audi car here today, huh Shiatbag? How does it feel that Porsche only won last year on a rivals last minute reliability issue?"

Le Mans!

/can't wait for night racing.
// teams, drivers, and announcers get loopy.
/// no rain forecast this year
 
2017-06-17 08:52:07 AM  
Big omelet and coffee consumed. Landfill run done. Groceries & beer purchased.

I got nothing to do and all day to do it. Let's light this candle!
 
2017-06-17 08:52:43 AM  
nice suit firesuit
 
2017-06-17 08:53:27 AM  
Man, TK is such a class act. I'd like to see him win GTE Pro, but like those Corvette Racing boys have a fast racecar.
 
2017-06-17 08:53:49 AM  
Is that a tuxedo fire suit? That's awesome.
 
2017-06-17 08:56:51 AM  

soopey: Is that a tuxedo fire suit? That's awesome.


For the 500,  Graham Rahal is sponsored by Steak n' Shake. So his and the team firesuits are all done up like steak n shake uniforms.
 
2017-06-17 08:58:24 AM  
What?? Toyota has no AC??
 
2017-06-17 08:58:44 AM  
So Kamui Kobayashii broke the lap record? Man I miss that guy in F1...
 
2017-06-17 09:00:54 AM  
green! tricolore!
 
2017-06-17 09:02:08 AM  
 Bykollos P1 gets a flat already.  Ouch.
 
2017-06-17 09:09:08 AM  

Kurohone: Bykollos P1 gets a flat already.  Ouch.


Made it back, getting new nose
 
2017-06-17 09:26:27 AM  
Very frustrating technical niggles interrupting the race for me.  Usually I stream from my phone to the Apple TV; that ends up with the phone showing the live timing screen and the screen showing the video feed.  But today BOTH are showing the video feed.  Never seen the AirPlay do that before; it's usually one screen or the other.  And the WEC app is so incredibly freaking unstable that trying to tweak anything means I usually have to reboot the whole thing; already reinstall the app once this morning after it forgot my login credentials.

If I wasn't paying for this it would be one thing, but...
 
2017-06-17 09:28:13 AM  
There are a couple decent streams on Youtube it appears.
 
2017-06-17 09:30:26 AM  
Looks like I made the mistake of paying for the fiawec stream. their server appears to have completely collapsed under demand and I haven't seen a second of the race yet. Trying to get the fox app running now.
 
2017-06-17 09:32:17 AM  

Kurohone: Very frustrating technical niggles interrupting the race for me.  Usually I stream from my phone to the Apple TV; that ends up with the phone showing the live timing screen and the screen showing the video feed.  But today BOTH are showing the video feed.  Never seen the AirPlay do that before; it's usually one screen or the other.  And the WEC app is so incredibly freaking unstable that trying to tweak anything means I usually have to reboot the whole thing; already reinstall the app once this morning after it forgot my login credentials.

If I wasn't paying for this it would be one thing, but...


I even tried contacting support and got an error screen when I clicked submit. Someone totally failed in accounting for demand and their servers clearly can't handle the load. Since fox sports will black me out for parts of the race due to not having access to FS2 I paid for the direct stream and it's busted.
 
2017-06-17 09:34:01 AM  

Bhaughbb: Kurohone: Very frustrating technical niggles interrupting the race for me.  Usually I stream from my phone to the Apple TV; that ends up with the phone showing the live timing screen and the screen showing the video feed.  But today BOTH are showing the video feed.  Never seen the AirPlay do that before; it's usually one screen or the other.  And the WEC app is so incredibly freaking unstable that trying to tweak anything means I usually have to reboot the whole thing; already reinstall the app once this morning after it forgot my login credentials.

If I wasn't paying for this it would be one thing, but...

I even tried contacting support and got an error screen when I clicked submit. Someone totally failed in accounting for demand and their servers clearly can't handle the load. Since fox sports will black me out for parts of the race due to not having access to FS2 I paid for the direct stream and it's busted.


Past experience tells me it will get better after the opening bit of the race; by the time the FOX stream is done the FIA stream should be available.

That said, getting into the FIA stream wasn't a problem for me this year.  It's the app and AirPlay that are giving me screaming fits now.
 
2017-06-17 09:37:07 AM  
Is Corvette doing a live in car  ?
 
2017-06-17 09:39:28 AM  
I see a ford live in car stream on youtube, corvette probably is, they have in past years. fiawec site is finally working for me.
 
2017-06-17 09:42:17 AM  
The nose on those Toyotas is interesting, I totally get function over form but it still looks strange. I love how the LMPs look like they are on fast forward playback, especially in the Porsche and Corvette curves or when passing GTs.
 
2017-06-17 09:45:33 AM  

Kurohone: Victoly: Outtaphase: fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

[images.hgmsites.net image 640x480]

/'MURICA!!!

I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?

I'd've guessed that what they were trying to make disappear was LMP1 privateers. And it partially worked; Rebellion dropped to LMP2 for this year, but ByKolles is still stubbornly clinging to their LMP1 entry, even though they're 5.5 seconds behind the hybrids and only one second in front of the LMP2 pole.

Two more teams are rumored to be entering P1 next year, because the P2 formula isn't quite working the way they want it to.


Haw, because of course. And of course, since they don't really want LMP1 privateers, they'll keep them nerfed (read: "NO HYBRID FOR YOU") relative to the manufacturers to keep them just barely faster than the LMP2s. They just announced new LMP1 tech regs for 2020, and they'll apparently require electric only running through the pits and the first km out of the pits, so unless they start allowing the privateers to run customer hybrids, they're probably dead long-term.
 
2017-06-17 09:49:26 AM  

Victoly: Kurohone: Victoly: Outtaphase: fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

[images.hgmsites.net image 640x480]

/'MURICA!!!

I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?

I'd've guessed that what they were trying to make disappear was LMP1 privateers. And it partially worked; Rebellion dropped to LMP2 for this year, but ByKolles is still stubbornly clinging to their LMP1 entry, even though they're 5.5 seconds behind the hybrids and only one second in front of the LMP2 pole.

Two more teams are rumored to be entering P1 next year, because the P2 formula isn't quite working the way they want it to.

Haw, because of course. And of course, since they don't really want LMP1 privateers, they'll keep them nerfed (read: "NO HYBRID FOR YOU") relative to the manufacturers to keep them just barely faster than the LMP2s. They just announced new LMP1 tech regs for 2020, and they'll apparently require electric only running through the pits and the first km out of the pits, so unless they start allowing the privateers to run customer hybrids, they're probably dead long-term.


Whoops, looks like I misread the press release; they're discussing hybrids specifically, not LMP1 in general. Looks like I need moar coffee

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2017-06-17 09:54:20 AM  

Victoly: Victoly: Kurohone: Victoly: Outtaphase: fatalvenom: GET USED TO THE VIEW, SHIATBAGS!!!!

[images.hgmsites.net image 640x480]

/'MURICA!!!

I'm with you on that sentiment, but only mildly optimistic.

Holy crap has the LMP2 class ever been this large relative to the others? I thought the hope was they'd disappear. What happened?

I'd've guessed that what they were trying to make disappear was LMP1 privateers. And it partially worked; Rebellion dropped to LMP2 for this year, but ByKolles is still stubbornly clinging to their LMP1 entry, even though they're 5.5 seconds behind the hybrids and only one second in front of the LMP2 pole.

Two more teams are rumored to be entering P1 next year, because the P2 formula isn't quite working the way they want it to.

Haw, because of course. And of course, since they don't really want LMP1 privateers, they'll keep them nerfed (read: "NO HYBRID FOR YOU") relative to the manufacturers to keep them just barely faster than the LMP2s. They just announced new LMP1 tech regs for 2020, and they'll apparently require electric only running through the pits and the first km out of the pits, so unless they start allowing the privateers to run customer hybrids, they're probably dead long-term.

Whoops, looks like I misread the press release; they're discussing hybrids specifically, not LMP1 in general. Looks like I need moar coffee

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I don't think any amount of coffee would help a person understand what the ACO is doing or saying at any given time.
 
2017-06-17 10:07:17 AM  
The FoxSportsGo stream is working well and so far Ad free.
 
2017-06-17 10:15:45 AM  

Tom_Slick: The FoxSportsGo stream is working well and so far Ad free.


I wish I could say the same, opens, gets a warming up, flash of white then exits. I usually have good luck with the App (iPad Pro), but not today.
 
2017-06-17 10:16:43 AM  
I do like that corvette art car. Makes me wish they lined part of the track with black lights for the night.

Whoever at the wec site thought it was a good idea to put the video and running order in a popup on the page that can close instead of putting it directly on the page was an idiot and deserves a boot to the head.

Back to the fox sports stream.
 
2017-06-17 10:17:32 AM  
Porsche GT damage! And the Oreca LMP2
 
2017-06-17 10:17:49 AM  
Bumper cars on track
 
2017-06-17 10:19:18 AM  
P2 hits a GT Porsche, which just got stuck in the entrance to the pits... and it's moving again.
 
2017-06-17 10:19:56 AM  

FuLinHyu: Tom_Slick: The FoxSportsGo stream is working well and so far Ad free.

I wish I could say the same, opens, gets a warming up, flash of white then exits. I usually have good luck with the App (iPad Pro), but not today.


I'm streaming on my PC using Firefox, no issues
 
2017-06-17 10:20:28 AM  
And now one of the fun parts of the 24h - getting a car that would be binned in any other race back into shape to go onto the track!
 
2017-06-17 10:23:25 AM  

JayCab: And now one of the fun parts of the 24h - getting a car that would be binned in any other race back into shape to go onto the track!


Never mind, they just put the bodybag on, once they got a look at it under the external damage.
 
2017-06-17 10:24:06 AM  

JayCab: And now one of the fun parts of the 24h - getting a car that would be binned in any other race back into shape to go onto the track!


...or not.
 
2017-06-17 10:24:11 AM  
Put a sheet over it, it's dead.
 
2017-06-17 10:24:18 AM  

JayCab: JayCab: And now one of the fun parts of the 24h - getting a car that would be binned in any other race back into shape to go onto the track!

Never mind, they just put the bodybag on, once they got a look at it under the external damage.


JayCab: JayCab: And now one of the fun parts of the 24h - getting a car that would be binned in any other race back into shape to go onto the track!

Never mind, they just put the bodybag on, once they got a look at it under the external damage.


Too bad, I love seeing teams get cars back running.
 
2017-06-17 10:28:06 AM  
Silver lining: now we'll see how well the slow zone works (vs. a safety car).
 
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