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This documentary of Cadillac at Le Mans last year cropped up in some social media channels but hs now appeared on Cadillac's youtube channel yesterday so much easier to watch now.

Posted in the forum Youtube thread as well.

No Perfect Formula | Le Mans Documentary | Cadillac Racing
When racing for 24 hours, there is No Perfect Formula to winning.

2023 marked a new era of sportscar racing with the introduction of LMDh, a new global premier prototype class racing. Competing on the world’s most iconic racetracks, these hybrid-electric machines showcase the pinnacle of design and engineering with intense competition. Watch as the pressure mounts for the Cadillac Racing team as they prepare to take on the most iconic teams in the world, for the glory of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Directed by: JF Musial
Produced by: TangentVector
Narrated by: Will Buxton

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I am currently enjoying live action from Le Mans.... been threatening to do it for ages but finally chose to activate my 30 days free trial Stan Streaming App. Watch in full 4K. So I have access to WEC, Indy, WRC etc for the next month. More to the point I have locked in my viewing for every session and the full 24 hours for the weekend.

Actually just realised it isnt actually a totally free trial.... the standard Stan package is what you get for the free trial.... the Sports package that has all the motor racing is an option and cost me AU$15 (c 9 Euros) and that has been billed. Still, its cheaper than the Official LM24 WEC package I normally buy which I just checked is 18 euros this year.

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Hartley Quickest in Opening Free Practice at Le Mans

Brendon Hartley puts No. 8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid atop time charts in opening Free Practice…

by John Dagys June 12, 2024

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Brendon Hartley led the way in the opening Free Practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, putting Toyota Gazoo Racing atop the time sheets after three hours of initial running.

Hartley’s 3:26.013 lap time in the No. 8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid was nearly six-tenths clear of second-placed Callum Ilott in the No. 12 Hertz Team JOTA Porsche 963.

Dries Vanthoor made a series of late-session improvements to put the No. 15 Team WRT BMW M Hybrid V8 third on the time charts, despite one of Vanthoor’s times having been disallowed for track limits.

Julien Andlauer was fourth in the No. 99 Proton Competition Porsche, with Nyck de Vries’ early 3:26.918 lap time in the No. 7 Toyota good enough for fifth overall and in the Hypercar class.

Alex Lynn was sixth in the No. 2 Chip Ganassi Racing-run Cadillac V-Series.R, ahead of the No. 20 BMW of Sheldon van der Linde and Antonio Fuoco’s No. 50 AF Corse Ferrari 499P.

The pair of Signatech-run Alpine A424s completed the top-ten.

Louis Deletraz was quickest in LMP2, putting his Pro-Am subclass No. 14 AO by TF Oreca 07 Gibson atop the time sheets in the second-tier prototype class.

Deletraz’s 3:34.245 was nearly six-tenths clear of the No. 30 Duqueine Team Oreca of James Allen, with Filipe Albuquerque third in the No. 23 United Autosports entry.

The No. 9 Proton Competition Oreca of Bent Viscaal was quickest of the at-large LMP2 entries.

LMGT3 was paced by the No. 87 Akkodis ASP Team Lexus RC F GT3 of Esteban Masson, who laid down a class pace-setting 3:57.808 on his final lap.

It bumped the No. 70 Inception Racing McLaren 720S GT3 Evo to second quickest in class, ahead of the No. 59 United Autosports McLaren in third.

The session featured two red flags, the first at the halfway mark for the No. 78 Akkodis ASP Lexus of Arnold Robin, which stopped on the side of the circuit at Mulsanne.

It came as Ferdinand Habsburg encountered unspecified issues with his No. 35 Alpine, which also had ground to a halt on track but later limped back to the pits.

A second red was displayed with 20 minutes to go after Lynn grazed the barrier at Tertre Rouge in his No. 2 Cadillac after a spin but continued.

Slow Zones were called for both the No. 65 Panis Racing Oreca of Rodrigo Sales and Ben Keating’s No. 23 United Autosports LMP2 entry, which had separate trips through the gravel early on.

The No. 86 GR Racing Ferrari 296 GT3 of Mike Wainwright also stopped on track, in the second chicane, which led to another Slow Zone with just more than one hour left on the clock.

Nico Varrone, meanwhile, parked his No. 183 AF Corse Oreca at Tertre Rouge with suspected suspension damage, while Frederik Vesti had an incident in the closing minutes of the session in the No. 47 Cool Racing Oreca at the first chicane.

There was also drama for the No. 88 Proton Competition Ford Mustang GT3, which had a fuel-related fire and spent the remainder of the session in the garage undergoing repairs.

Qualifying, which will lock in the cars for Thursday evening’s Hyperpole, is next up and scheduled for a 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. EDT) start.
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Qualification starts at 6pm UK time.

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Qualifying is green!
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BMW #15 goes fastest, and #6 Porsche almost bins it. Close call.
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Hotdogs in the kitty litter.

Game over. Red flag. Session will not resume.
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This years Le Mans will be a classic!
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Top 5 in Hypercars from 5 different manufacturers. I know a late red screwed some laps but even so its quite promising.
Looking forward to Hyperpole.

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#7 got DQd because Kamui's red flag, JOTA in hyperpole now.
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Cheeveer wrote: 1 month ago #7 got DQd because Kamui's red flag, JOTA in hyperpole now.
But he wont have to start completely rear of grid, just rear of Hypercars.

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Forecast for Saturday looking a bit better.

A bit of scattered rainfall for the afternoon. But Saturday morning is sunny, and clearing for the evening and night.

However, scattered rainfall for all of Sunday - morning, afternoon and evening. Back to rain during Sunday night.

So every chance it'll be changeable conditions throughout Sunday.

My guess: either a barnstormer of a race, or lots of frustration with safety cars.
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