The pole winning #1 Audi leads the field across the starting line. Led by Andre Lotterer, the defending champions won the pole, set fastest lap and won the race for a second consecutive year.
The start of the Le Mans 24 Hour race is filled with anticipation. Top teams spend a year planning for the next 24 hours. As the big Rolex ticks down to the 3:00 pm start, the crowd pushes to the fences and prime viewing spots and gradnstands have long ago filled. A clean start and early rhythym are what everyone in the garages wants to see. There are questions, so many questions. Will Toyota be ready to take the fight to Audi? Will...
The #59 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia of Dominik Farnbacher, Frederic Makowiecki and Jaime Melo will start from the GTE pole. Former ALMS champion Melo will start the race on what is now a dry track.
The defending Le Mans GTE-Pro champions from Corvette Racing haven’t forgotten their Michelin tires. Here at Le Mans, the teams are permitted to use tire warmers, so the tires for the race morning warm up remained in the heat boxes until needed. Tire warmers are not permitted in the American Le Mans Series.
There is no mistaking the pit box for the Nissan DeltaWing.