But our driver is not at the top. Sadly, I didn’t get to see any of qualifying either – who decided to put Le Mans on when I am just crazy busy?
Still, according to the Autosport report on things:
Stephane Sarrazin, who had taken the last three consecutive 24 Hours poles, was denied the opportunity to extend his streak when the final stint in the #2 car was given to Nicolas Minassian.
Looks like it was a bad decision, as our car only came in third, with Bourdais (boo!) snatching up pole position. Here are the top five:
|1.||Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud||P1 Peugeot 908||3:19.711|
|2.||Wurz/Davidson/Gene||P1 Peugeot 908||3:20.317|
|3.||Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian||P1 Peugeot 908||3:20.325|
|4.||Panis/Lapierre/Duval||P1 ORECA Peugeot 908||3:21.192|
|5.||Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller||P1 Audi R15||3:21.981|
Of course, as an endurance race, pole position isn’t the be all and end all, but it would have helped not to start third. Never mind. The rest of the schedule for the weekend goes something like this:
- Friday 11 June
- 10:00 – 20:00 Pit Walk
- 18:00 – 19:00 Drivers’ parade (City centre)
- Saturday 12 June
- 09.00 – 09:45 Warm-Up 24 Heures du Mans
- 10:00 – 10:40 Race Porsche Carrera Cup
- 11:05 – 11:50 Race GP ELEC
- 14:22 Beginning of starting procedure 24 Heures du Mans
- 15:00 Start of the 78th race of the 24 Heures du Mans
- 21 :00 – 00 :00 Concert
We’ll be hanging out on Sidepodcast, if you’re watching and want someone to chat with. So far we have two posts for Le Mans – our comments on practice and qualifying, and a fantastic guide to the event. There will be more threads available for the race itself. See you there!