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Michelin at Le Mans
Jun14

Michelin at Le Mans

Michelin is the preeminent tire supplier at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, working with teams and technical partners to produce winning performance in the most demanding arena in auto racing. Michelin is the choice of 39 of the 55 starters. Every LMP1 and every GTE Pro entry has chosen Michelin as its technical partner. Michelin ships approximately 7,000 tires to Le Mans in 15 trucks and stores them in a 900 square meter warehouse space...

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Le Mans 18 Hour Update
Jun14

Le Mans 18 Hour Update

The complexion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans changed dramatically at the start of the 16th hour when Marcel Fassler brought the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro to the pits. The unscheduled stop to replace the rear bodywork cost the No. 7 a lap and dropped last year’s race-winning team from second to fourth. Porsche was in control with its 991 Hybrids running first and second. At the end of 18 hours of racing, the top three cars were...

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Dawn at Le Mans
Jun14

Dawn at Le Mans

After 15 hours of flat-out racing, less than a minute separated the first and second place cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sunrise at the Circuit de la Sarthe saw Earl Bamber in the No. 19 Porsche 991 Hybrid leading Benoit Treluyer in the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro by 57 seconds. Filipe Albuquerque held third in the No. 9 Audi with an 87-second advantage over Mark Webber in the No. 17 Porsche. Lucas Di Grassi was fifth in the No....

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Midnight at Le Mans
Jun13

Midnight at Le Mans

Drivers raced into the heart of darkness at midnight in Le Mans. As temperatures cooled at the end of the day, the racing heated up at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Audi and Porsche traded the overall lead as the cars cycled through their pit stops. The eighth hour began with Romain Dumas overshooting the Mulsanne corner in the No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid and damaging the car’s nose. Then an excursion by the No. 36 Alpine Nissan LMP2...

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Le Mans 6 Hour Update
Jun13

Le Mans 6 Hour Update

    Like two heavyweight fighters standing toe to toe and trading blows, the fight between Porsche and Audi at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is relentless. Two Porsches and two Audis have led as the German marques monopolized the top six spots throughout the first six hours of racing. At the six-hour mark, the running order at the sharp end was Porsche, Audi, Audi, Porsche, Porsche, Audi. Mark Webber was the leader at the six-hour...

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