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24 Heures du Mans (Practice and Qualifying 1) // World Endurance Championship 2012

Published by Pat W

Welcome back to La Sarthe! Nothing beats the magic of Le Mans. Despite the competition up front being more limited than we are used to there is plenty to keep us interested in the rest of this 56 car field. Audi and Toyota have new hybrids, there's the battle for top privateer/petrol entry (including ex-F1 drivers), the intrigue of the Delta Wing, and a small yet very strong contingent in GTE Pro. For qualifying each car has three drivers, each of those drivers must run some laps in darkness to qualify. Each car must be within 110% of class pole. Times carry over between sessions so you can set your fastest in any of the three periods. Many teams may elect to do their real qualifying runs now as some prefer to use the Thursday to switch the car to a race setup. This of course depends on the weather!




Welcome back to La Sarthe! Nothing beats the magic of Le Mans. Despite the competition up front being more limited than we are used to there is plenty to keep us interested in the rest of this 56 car field. Audi and Toyota have new hybrids, there's the battle for top privateer/petrol entry (including ex-F1 drivers), the intrigue of the Delta Wing, and a small yet very strong contingent in GTE Pro. For qualifying each car has three drivers, each of those drivers must run some laps in darkness to qualify. Each car must be within 110% of class pole. Times carry over between sessions so you can set your fastest in any of the three periods. Many teams may elect to do their real qualifying runs now as some prefer to use the Thursday to switch the car to a race setup. This of course depends on the weather!
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Event start

15:00GMT +01:00

13 June 2012