24 hours of Le Mans

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Taffyduck, Jun 14, 2018 at 9:22 PM.

  1. Taffyduck

    Taffyduck Winger

    any racing fans here?

    Qualifying is on Eurosport now with fernando alonso and jenson button racing in it.

    Love the onboard shots in the dark reaching speeds over 200mph :eek:
     
  2. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    It's shite. But I've been to it a couple of times as the all day/night piss ups are class.
     
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  3. Taffyduck

    Taffyduck Winger

    You've never been if you think it's shite mate.
     
  4. pedro_1879

    pedro_1879 Midfield

    As a racing event it’s pretty awful viewing once it’s a few hours in due to the distances involved and how far apart the cars get.

    As a TV spectacle some of the images are incredible. I often dip in and out if it over the weekend. Probably watch 2-3 hours of it in total
     
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  5. Taffyduck

    Taffyduck Winger

    Yes I agree and will probably do the same but, it's incredible how they do the distance. Both car and drivers.

    It's insane.
     
  6. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    I have mate. Twice. You mustn't have read my post. Anything car related bores me to tears. The piss ups are class though.
     
  7. Dmac1969

    Dmac1969 Winger

    One of my favourite races , won’t see much of it this year though.
     
  8. Taffyduck

    Taffyduck Winger

    Why the fuck go to Le Mans if you don't like cars

    Why not
     
  9. Dmac1969

    Dmac1969 Winger

    Going to London on Saturday.
     
  10. peil

    peil Striker Contributor

    Working from home over the weekend, might as well stick it on around the football.

    My lad tried to watch it all a couple of years ago, got a call at 11am on the Sunday asking if he could cover for another goalie in his mates u-15 team :lol:
     
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  11. Taffyduck

    Taffyduck Winger

    Lucky you.
    :lol:
     
  12. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Just told you twice already, the piss ups are class. Couple of the lads are into it, so we made a weeks holiday of it. Was good crack.

    Same way they absolutely hate cricket but come away for test matches for the piss ups.
     
  13. Mantobar

    Mantobar Midfield

    How many days do they race for?
     
  14. Rizla

    Rizla Winger

    1
     
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  15. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Bit strange to me having such a variation in speed between cars, it's literally 3 to 4 different races happening at once. Which didn't really make sense to me.

    Plus, the top class is basically a farce now.
     
  16. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Looks like alonso is going to win then. Almost a lap up on the only other car in his class
     
  17. peil

    peil Striker Contributor

    Fairly common to have mixed class racing, even in smaller day meets like Knockhill. Keeps the bigger lads on their toes having to dodge the traffic
     
  18. Was great fun. I’m broken now
     
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  19. Chugger

    Chugger Central Defender

    Was a good weekend- just got the journey home now
     
  20. West_Winger

    West_Winger Central Defender

    Pre race and the GTE Pro drivers were complaining that the ACO had limited them to 14 lap stints but it made for some of the best racing I’ve ever seen. The 91 Porsche and 68 Ford battle was absolutely fantastic.
     

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