Are you ready for the Le Mans 24 hour race this weekend?
The trend for F1 drivers to move to endurance racing continues this weekend with both Fernanda Alonso and Jenson Button competing at Le Mans. Alonso has the best chance of overall victory co-driving the No.8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS050 hybrid. If he succeeds he will be closer to his ambition to emulate Graham Hill and win the triple crown of motorsport; namely Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 hours and Indianapolis 500. You have to wish him the best of luck.
The withdrawal of Porsche and Audi has somewhat diluted the top class LMP1. Further down the classes, GTE Pro looks set to be a cracker with factory based teams running Ferrari 488 GTE, Corvette C7.R, Ford GT, BMW M8 GTE, Porsche 911 RSR and Aston Martin Vantage. We could almost be back in the halcyon days of the 1960’s. The racing is guaranteed to be hard fought until the podium clock ticks around to 3:00 pm on Sunday.
If you are not going to Le Mans but want to get the authentic experience we recommend: pitching your tent by a main road, occasionally appearing to shout at passing traffic, switching off the fridge (so your beer is nice and warm and not washing for the whole weekend – enjoy!