How Do You Win The 24 Hours Of Le Mans? Ask The Guys Who Did It

For two winners of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, this was one of the most uneventful races they’ve ever driven—and for that, they’re grateful. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a top-level Le Mans prototype or a road-car-based Corvette: the key to winning is to do everything as flawlessly as possible. » 8/04/15 1:21pm 8/04/15 1:21pm

iRacing Showed Up Before Le Mans So You Can Drive It In Your Living Room

Nothing’s better than getting home, saying auf pantsdersehen to anything more substantial than a pair of gym shorts and enjoying some small-screen entertainment. If your screen is usually an iRacing display, you’re in for a treat: the lovable wonks showed up before Le Mans to scan the Circuit des 24 Heures. » 7/10/15 4:09pm 7/10/15 4:09pm

The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Is Shockingly Beautiful In Time Lapse

Nissan put together a string of time lapses from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with scenes from everywhere: inside the pits, along the track and even in the car. The result was an absolutely beautiful piece of film that shows exactly why the endurance classic is regarded as one of the best races in the world.
» 6/25/15 5:36pm 6/25/15 5:36pm

Own A Le Mans-Winning Porsche 956 For The Low, Low Price Of $9 Million

This year certainly wasn’t the first time Porsche won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Want your very own overall Le Mans-winning Porsche? Look no further! The 1982 Porsche 956 that won the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans overall—chassis 956-003—goes up for auction at Pebble Beach this year. » 6/22/15 5:26pm 6/22/15 5:26pm

Jordan Taylor's Stand-In Dog Was The Most Adorable Thing At Le Mans

If there’s one thing Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor loves, it’s his dog Fonzie. Fonzie, unfortunately, had to stay at home for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. So, one group of fans brought him a stand-in Fonzie. I’m pretty sure this is how Corvette Racing won Le Mans—with awwwww. » 6/20/15 1:07pm 6/20/15 1:07pm

France Has The Best Toyota Dealerships In The World

After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
» 6/18/15 2:40pm 6/18/15 2:40pm

What Does 8.469 Miles In 3 Minutes And 17 Seconds Look Like, Anyway?

Multiple 24 Hours of Le Mans lap time records were shattered this weekend between Audi and Porsche. What does a sub-3:18 lap time look like from inside the car? Here’s an example from Timo Bernhard in the #17 Porsche 919. Whatever waiver on the laws of physics this car received to corner this fast—I want it.
» 6/16/15 6:00pm 6/16/15 6:00pm

Winning Le Mans Is So Stressful You Pass The Time Sitting On The Can

The end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was so stressful for Jordan Taylor that he hid in the bathroom for the end of the race. His Corvette Racing team was chasing AF Corse’s #51 Ferrari in GTE Pro until #51 had to come in for a half-hour’s worth of repairs, at which point, it was Corvette’s race to lose.
» 6/15/15 10:01am 6/15/15 10:01am

What's With The Slow Pace On The Nissan GT-R LM Nismos At Le Mans?

If there’s any phrase that best describes the bizarre Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, it’s “work in progress.” We sat down with the team’s chief engineer Zach Eakin and driver Max Chilton earlier this year to ask what was going on with the car, exactly, and what they were working on next.
» 6/14/15 8:47am 6/14/15 8:47am

Aston Martin Hits Concrete Wall At Le Mans; Driver In Medical Center

Several unfortunate incidents in NASCAR recently have brought the importance of impact-absorbing barriers to light, however, it looks like the Automobile Club l’Ouest didn’t get the memo. Roald Goethe’s number 96 Aston Martin hit an unprotected concrete wall hard this morning. » 6/14/15 3:32am 6/14/15 3:32am

Fox Sports Interrupted The Biggest Event In Motorsport For A Soccer Game

Woe be unto you if you’re trying to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans in America and accidentally decided to trust Fox Sports to cover it. Hahaha. Haha. No. We’ve had this discussion before. I’m not sure I’d trust them to broadcast anything without randomly preempting it for poker, or quilting, or professional farting. » 6/14/15 2:36am 6/14/15 2:36am

Watch A Toyota Almost Mow Down Another Team's Crew Man

Toyota almost re-borked the recently replaced nose on their number 1 car after fixing it in the pits. Fortunately, both the Toyota driver and Larbre Competition’s crew man were extremely accomodating about the unsafe release (“Here, please, go by!”), and the crew man wasn’t hurt.
» 6/14/15 1:28am 6/14/15 1:28am

Here Are The Grueling Ways Le Mans Is Destroying Cars This Year

Did you take a catnap, have to wee and/or get held up by some fartknocker making an eighteen-point turn in a Ferrari on a glorified cowpath? Never fear! In addition to the live-blog, here’s our round-up of the biggest reminders so far that endurance racing will eat your car. » 6/13/15 10:57pm 6/13/15 10:57pm

Porsche Has A Brown Manual Turbodiesel Catering Van

If there’s one thing I’ve been impressed with during my first trip outside of North America, it’s HOLY CRAP, LOOK AT ALL THE WEIRD CARS WE DON’T GET. Porsche’s factory LMP1 team doesn’t just have a weirdo you’d never see in the United States, but they have a meme. One of our memes, to be exact. » 6/13/15 2:29pm 6/13/15 2:29pm