Posts from the ‘Le Mans’ Category
What do you do if your team-mate is coming second and the leader is about to lap you? Let Marc Gene show you!!!Apparently Anthony Davidson did much the same thing (haven’t seen footage yet). Neither Marc or Ant are dirty drivers so I wonder why they have resorted to these sorts of tactics. Perhaps Peugeot are getting desperate?
Le Mans has entered its final couple of hours, with Audi currently just over a minute ahead of four Peugeots. If the #2 Audi does take outright honours this year at the Circuit de la Sarthe, they will have done it the hard way, as the two other Audis had big accidents which have put them out of the race.
Then Mike Rockenfeller did the same thing.
Fortunately both drivers seem to be alright.
On the 24th of March Peugeot tested their 2011 Le Mans contender at Monza.
What is surprising is that Aston have decided to make an open prototype, rather than a coupe like Audi has. It will use a 6 cylinder turbo engine, as opposed to the V12 that the Lola Aston has been using.
Audi have posted this High Resolution picture of the forthcoming R15 on its website. Looks very aggressive and will probably give the Peugeot’s a good run for their money. Of course we won’t know until Sebring next month.
Due to all the heat and my inherent laziness, I forgot to post this picture of Aston Martin’s LMP challenger for the Le Mans 24 hours in June. This Gulf liveried car has been made in conjunction with Lola and uses Aston’s V12 engine that should enable it to compete for the title of best petrol car. If it has some luck it may even be able to score a podium place, although the battle for overall victory will undoubtedly be between the diesel powered Peugeot 908s and Audi R15s.