24hr: 60 cars with 180 drivers get ready for the 84th running of legendary 24h of Le Mans

24hr: 60 cars with 180 drivers get ready for the 84th running of legendary 24h of Le Mans

The 60 cars in next weekend’s race each have a crew of three drivers who take turns at the wheel. The 180 drivers posed today for the official photo of the 86th running of the iconic race. ENTRY LIST

With the big day fast approaching, the circuit gets busier by the day and the atmosphere will be electric by 15:00 on Saturday. Today, the stars well and truly stepped into the limelight. The 180 drivers lined up on the track in the pit straight this morning all dressed in their team colours. They didn’t take long to assemble in their allotted places and smile for the photographers.

The class of 2018 includes ten former winners – Lotterer, Fässler, Dumas, Bernhard, Bamber, Lammers, Rockenfeller, Duval, Tandy and Jani – who have 17 victories between them. Racing Team Nederland driver Jan Lammers is celebrating his 24th Le Mans and the 30th anniversary of his win. The 60 teams are divided into four classes with 10 in LMP1, 20 in LMP2, 17 in LMGTE Pro and 13 in LMGTE Am.

Wednesday at 16:00 it will be the cars’ turn to steal the show as they enter stage for the free practice session. Qualifying begins at 22:00. Teams use the sessions to make the last adjustments to the car, to get in some night-driving practice – especially for the rookies – and start to show their pace, although they still have Thursday’s qualifying sessions to bank a time.
Trackside, at 21:00, French group Arcadian will be providing the musical backdrop to the evening.

 

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OMG awesome video.

Just imagine how happy is Gunther...

why Gros and Mag still running... ?? Good sponsors??

"What Magnussen did I never saw in my life"

And Haas has retained them for 2020 season. No wonder they crash against each other.

He was probably having a minute just thinking how he’s going to manage another year working alongside Grosjean😂

No, that's just the pace of the Haas 😂😂

Magnussen probably thought Vettel’s going to spin anyway. So no point giving space

#justHaasthings

Blue flag give me blue flag 😂

Time to retire for both of them

Where should he go?

And you?

Ilias Kouvaris

Matthew Justin

Sleeping under the Singapore lights 😁

Nikita Kahnt

I think Magnussen was playing ping pong

Insert 'What are we doing here? Racing or napping' joke here.

Nope he wasn't.. It just lucky 😂 😂 😂 😂 lol

Wow vettel didn spin in that corner

Maria Snild Faurum Intet nyt der. 😂😂

Dangerous driving really should be giving a penalty for this could have caused a crash

Siesta

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