2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

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  1. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Jesus Christ. Fucking amateurs.


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  2. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    total bummer!
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  3. bobobob

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    Inexcusable.

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  4. Florin

    Florin Been here awhile

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    That thing probably went 10-15 meters into the air... :eek1

    The replay had the crash with the sound of the tires squealing and the bodywork shattering. Gave me goosebumps. Also the shot with the mechanic trying not to cry was impressive.

    Guess that fin wasn't up to task in this case.
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  5. Flood

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    Great interview with the Ferrari driver:
    "Yes, of course I saw him."
    "There's no way to know how far away they are by looking in the mirror."

    Did they remove his "closer than they appear" sticker?
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  6. bobobob

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    Looking at the vid of Davidson overtaking I noticed he wasn't flashing his lights.
    I wonder if that would be considered extenuating circumstances for the Ferrari driver
    if Davidson never flashed his lights further up the track before he started overtaking?
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  7. Flood

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    Oops. Deltawing got pushed into the wall. That wasn't nice.
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  8. Clem Kevin

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    Apparently by the remaining toyota, who had to pit for repairs.
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  9. Flood

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    Yes, by young Nakajima, just saw the replay. Seems like you can see fuck all from the cockpit of the prototypes with those huge wheel wells left and right.
    Alex Wurz will take over for the first night stint, I hope he'll make up some time.
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  10. bobobob

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    That and the Deltawing is tiny and is painted dark.
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    Nice battle between the 73 Corvette and the Ferrari.
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  12. GotMojo?

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  13. viajero

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    I was sad to hear that the Deltawing car got knocked out. Maybe they'll get another chance to race at the Petit LeMans later in the year.

    As for the various wrecks and drivers involved, there has always been a large disparity in talent among the participants. Just the same as with vehicle potential. Such a mix of variables in this type of event more often than not leads to disaster for some. Throw in some crazy weather and anything is liable to happen.
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  14. Yukoner2

    Yukoner2 Been here awhile

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    I was hopeing to see more coverage on the vehicle, but alas, it got knocked out. I am surprised there was very little footage on such a new, radical participant vehicle. Hope it gets rebuilt and enters more races this season.
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  15. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Watching the replays at full speed, I think this was Davidson's fault. Davidson, in the prototype, wasn't even on the brakes yet, but the GT car was already on the brakes and turning in (the difference between all that down force and not). Davidson seemed impatient: watching hundreds of corners during this race, the prototypes know to pull in behind the GT cars and not push it.

    JC
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  16. Codewheeney

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    I was bummed to see them hip checked into the wall, and the driver was heroic trying to get the car running again. A real bummer. No more Toyota hybrids or the Nissan delta wing. Definitely not the way I wanted to see the race go.

    Then again, toyota should be back next year, and Porsche is entering P1 in 2014. Mazda is bringing diesels to P2 in 2013, too. This is one of the best forms of motorsports!

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  17. bobobob

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    Well, that's Davidson's rep.
    Viewing different vids of the incident and seeing that Davidson never flashed his lights as he approached,
    maybe the Ferrari driver's conduct wasn't inexcusable after all, especially in light of your comment about
    the braking situation for the GT car. Be interesting to hear Davidson's side of the story and if FIA do any
    disciplinary action.
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    Glad to see he's OK, that was a scary crash.

    And what a race! Bummer about Corvette in the GTE-Pro, but Audi was mighty impressive (did you see two cars in the pits getting new front ends at the same time? Impressive). And how about Starworks with their HPD? First in LMP2, that was a great result. And then the Labre guys winning GTE-Am and beating the factory Corvettes.

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  20. jub jub

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    I didn't watch the end of the race but, according to Corvette Racing web site, they finished 5th and 6th. :cry

    I wish it could be like it was 5 years ago when they were running in GT3 class and kicking ass. Of course all the other teams pulled out because they weren't winning. :lol3
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