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Shooting The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Is As Grueling And Awesome As The Race Itself

As an accredited motorsports photographer, I’ve been fortunate enough to cover many of the biggest series on the planet. With Formula One, MotoGP, WEC, IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, and others on my résumé, I’ve experienced a solid mix of hurdles and successes at racetracks all over the globe. But until last week,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Fernando Alonso Calls His Win ‘A Higher Level Than Any Other Victory In Le Mans’

During a pre-race press conference for the Formula One French Grand Prix on Thursday, humanity’s hero and one true savior Fernando Alonso said, verbatim, that his recent overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was “a higher level than any other victory in Le Mans.” Yes, the Le Mans that’s been around since […]

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2018’s Le Mans LMP2 Winners Disqualified Over Illegal Device Used To Speed Up Pit Stops

The 24 Hours of Le Mans might not have had the riveting action like we expected it to thanks to some lame new rules, but at least one battle for the win did get interesting after the race ended. Officials disqualified the winning team in Le Mans’ second-tier class, over an illegal device to speed […]

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Toyota’s First Hybrid Le Mans Prototype Was The Coolest Sounding Race Car Of The Modern Era

This year Toyota capped off what looks like the end of the modern LMP1 era, from Audi vs everybody to Audi vs Peugeot to Audi vs Porsche to Porsche vs Toyota to Toyota vs itself. Among all of these vehicles, let’s remember the one that most sounded like a pod racer: the Toyota TS030. Read […]

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Brace Yourselves Because Alonso Is Going Back To Indy And Alonsomania Is Just Getting Started

Motorsport renaissance man and two-time Formula One world champ Fernando Alonso was part of the winning No. 8 Toyota TS050 team that finally—after years of almost winning and absolute heartbreak—won Le Mans. Now that he’s got two of the three wins for the Triple Crown of Motorsport, it’s obvious where he’s heading…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Amazing Artist Stayed Awake All Night To Capture The 24 Hours Of Le Mans In 24 Pieces

This year, during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, artist and photographer Jayson Fong sat down to his desk to produce one piece of art for each hour of the race. A motorsport fanatic of the first degree, Jayson’s art is usually quite detailed. For this endeavor, however, he needed to finish a piece […]

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Corvette drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Mike Rockenfeller took their bright yellow Ameri

Corvette drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Mike Rockenfeller took their bright yellow America-on-wheels Chevrolet to fifth in the GTE Pro class, classified 21st overall. They didn’t win, but just surviving Le Mans is enough to warrant a big ‘ole smoke show. Nothing could make me prouder to have been born…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Looking 911 Won The 24 Hours Of Le Mans As Porsche Owns Both GT Classes

Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary this year with utter domination of both GT classes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche’s beloved “pink pig” livery finally redeemed itself with a commanding win of LMGTE Pro, and that’s on top of the No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR winning the LMGTE Am class. Read […]

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Second Place Toyota Slows Suddenly In Last Two Hours Of Le Mans But It Just Missed A Fuel Stop

With a little over an hour and a half to go, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 slowed abruptly from second place. Sure, 13 laps separated it from the next car given that the Toyotas are that much quicker than the privateer LMP1 teams, but you have to finish the race to be classified—as Toyota knows […]

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Ping-Pong Action Takes Out One Of The New BMW M8 GTEs During A Crashy Morning At Le Mans

It’s early in the morning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in case you didn’t pick it up from the cutaways to sleeping crew members, folks are clearly a bit tired. This morning started off with a few major crashes ‘n’ bashes. One of the unlucky cars that had to retire was one […]

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The Late Night Le Mans Party Took The Seventh Retirement Of The Race Before Dawn Even Broke

We didn’t so much cruise through the night at the Circuit de la Sarthe so much as we stumbled through it, crashing toward daybreak in a smoldering blaze of not-quite-glory. We’ve had fires. We’ve had crashes. We’ve had some drivers capitalizing on the shenanigans. Welcome to Le Mans.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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We’re Halfway Through The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Our photographer Kurt Bradley is hard at work on the scene at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans—and while he’s busy snapping away, I’m here to share some of his fantastic photographic highlights from the first half of the race and keep y’all updated on what’s happening on track. It’ll be just like you’re […]

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There Are Two Minutes Between The Leading Toyotas At Le Mans, And Fernando Alonso Isn’t In Front

Bad news for the Fernando Alonso Hype Train: the car he’s sharing with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima just served a 60-second time penalty, which means that the formerly-leading car came out in second place, two minutes behind the Toyota being driven by Mike Conway.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watching Le Mans In America Is Still An Impossible Annoyance Thanks To Geo-Blocks And Bad Streams

When the World Endurance Championship announced its partnership with US broadcaster Velocity, the future of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in America seemed a little more promising. No more channel hopping. No more inconvenient interruptions or push-backs from Fox, who didn’t quite seem to grasp the fact that Le Mans is …Read more… Continue […]

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This Badass American Porsche Team Pulled Off A Heroic Rebuild To Make The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Start

Racing the 24 Hours of Le Mans is such a monolithic effort that just getting to the starting grid is a challenge. That was especially true for Core Autosport this year, which had to pretty much start over at the last minute after one of its cars got wrecked in qualifying.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Watch Le Mans Driver Jeroen Bleekemolen Cruise Through A Gravel Trap Like It’s Asphalt

Spinning into a gravel trap is generally bad news. You’re lucky if you can drive your car out afterward, but chances are you’re going to be beached there for a second. Unless, of course, your name is Jeroen Bleekemolen and you’re a whole handful of badass.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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