The 24 hours of Le Mans ended almost a month ago. It’s time to make a little feedback of this internationally renowned event.
Who does not know the 24 hours of Le Mans? Like the 500 miles of Indianapolis or the Monaco Grand Prix, this race has gone through the ages with its ups and downs.
Indeed, even if the craze for this race remains very strong, it is still much less important than in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The fault with LMP1 and LMP2 prototypes more and more powerful, certainly, but on which the public has trouble identifying. Fortunately, the show was still ensured by the presence of the double world champion of Formula 1, Fernando Alonso who made his debut on the famous circuit of the Sarthe on Toyota TS050 Hybrid and which ensured an “easy” victory with the sides from Buemi and Nakajima. A well-deserved victory, however, after two decades without any title.
On the GTE Pro categories, the show was at the rendezvous with beautiful battles between the Porsche 911 RSR renamed “Pink Pig” and “Rothmans” for the 70 years of the German manufacturer and the Ford GT of the Chip Ganassi Racing team. The Corvette C7R and the all-new BMW M8 did not stand up to these WEC championship behemoths.
This “super season” transition will take us until 2019 with the end of it again, on the circuit of 24 hours of Le Mans.