Le Mans 1999 Mercedes CLR Onboard and Crash
Onboard lap in the Mercedes CLR with Christophe Bouchut and Peter
Dumbreck's massive accident.Highlights of the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hour race,
which was billed as the Race of The Millenium
TRUTH IN 24 II - Every Second Counts
The Le Mans 24 Hours are a legend. They are mentioned in the same breath as
the Rallye Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.
Since 1923, hundreds of thousands of motorsport enthusiasts have been
flocking to La Sarthe year by year to experience the one-day race. To watch
the protagonists in their sports cars battle for each place and each meter
of tarmac with bated breath. The drivers cover 4,800 kilometers in 24 hours
- almost as many as the Formula One racers in a whole year. Every Le Mans
winner has gone down in history. The three Audi drivers Andr‚Äö
Lotterer, Beno≈ít Tr‚Äöluyer and Marcel F‚Äûssler did so in a
special way with the triumph they achieved in 2011. The film TRUTH IN 24 II
documents the tenth and arguably most emotional triumph of the brand with
the four rings at this sports car classic. After two Audi R18 TDI cars have
retired following spectacular accidents, the remaining Audi fights a
dramatic battle for overall victory with the three Peugeot 908 cars ? which
the Audi trio ultimately decides in its favor with a narrow margin of 13
seconds. The film captures the entire drama of the fourth-narrowest running
of the Le Mans 24 Hours ? with intimate insights into the team of Audi
Sport and breath-taking pictures.
Follow the link to read more about Le Mans: http://audi.us/PixOng
LMP2 crash Le Mans Testday 2006
Angel Burgueno crashing the Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsports Lola B05/40-AER
LMP2 during the official testday at the Esses. The testday is held two
weeks prior to the race. This crash gave Warren Hughes a seat for the race
as Burgueno did not complete the 10 consecutive laps rookies are required
to do. He crashed on his second lap.
The session was redflagged for an hour as the armco was pushed back by a
metre and had to be replaced.
HUGE Peugeot Le Mans FLYING Crash
Marc Gene is involved in a huge crash at the pretest of the 2008 Le Mans,
with his Peugeot 908 HDI. He crashed with incredible 270 km/h (168,75 m/h)!
Marc was luckily almost unharmed after the crash. He only broke a toe. But
the car, did never race again...
Le Mans Classic 2014 - Live
WATCH LIVE ON YOUTUBE THE LE MANS CLASSIC HERE
Le Mans Classic gives a great retrospective of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
every two years. Praised since its first edition, the event has continued
to establish itself over the next editions. A must-see, the historic
competition will celebrate its seventh edition with an increasingly larger
audience of loyal fans (109.000 spectators in 2012).
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Organisé tous les deux ans, Le Mans Classic offre une formidable
rétrospective des 24 Heures du Mans. Plébiscité dès sa première
édition en 2002, l'évènement n'a cessé d'asseoir sa notoriété pour
s'établir comme un must en matière d'évènement automobile. Ce
rendez-vous incontournable rassemble un public toujours plus nombreux
(109.000 spectateurs en 2012).
Official Website: http://www.lemansclassic.com
iOS App : https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/le-mans-classic/id504300193?mt=8
Android App : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.LMC&hl=en
Le Mans Tragedy - Killed 81 spectators (1955)
Le Mans Tragedy - Killed 81 spectators (1955) - The 24 Hours of Le Mans
(French: 24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest sports car race in
endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans,
France. Commonly known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency, race
teams have to balance speed against the cars' ability to run for 24 hours
without sustaining mechanical damage to the car and manage the cars'
consumables, primarily fuel, tyres and braking materials. The endurance of
the drivers is likewise tested as drivers frequently spend stints of over
two hours behind the wheel before stopping in the pits and allowing a
relief driver to take over the driving duties. Drivers then grab what food
and rest as they can before returning to drive another stint. Today it is
mandated that three drivers share each competing vehicle.
La tragedia di Mans - Uccisi 81 spettatori (1955) - La 24 Ore di Le Mans
(Francia: 24 Heures du Mans) è la più antica gara sportiva di endurance
del mondo e che si tiene ogni anno dal 1923 nei pressi della città di Le
Mans, in Francia. Comunemente conosciuta come Grand Prix of Endurance and
Efficiency, le squadre in gara devono bilanciare velocità e tempo senza
subire danni meccanici alla vettura e cercando di gestire il consumo del
carburante, i pneumatici e il materiale frenante. La resistenza dei piloti
è messa a dura prova; pesso trascorrono più di due ore al voltante prima
di fermarsi ai box e consentire a un driver di soccorso ad assumere i
compiti di guida. Qui i piloti posso rifocillarsi e riposare per un breve
lasso di tempo, prima di tornare alla guida. le regole della gara vogliono
che massimo tre piloti possano guidare lo stesso veicolo durante la
Le Mans 2011 Audi Car 1 crash Mike Rockenfeller
Massive crash as it happens between Audi #1 and the Ferrari #71
Rockenfeller had got out of the car on his own, so is mostly OK as far as
we know at the moment. Heard that he is walking and talking, and has gone
to the hospital for a precautionary full body scan.
Skip to 3:35 for the onboard view of the crash.
Can see the stretcher waiting next to the barrier at 2:50, he is still
behind the barrier at this point I believe.
Second video up with an additional angle of the crash:
24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 - Battle of Giants
Once again, the roads near the French city of Le Mans will turn in a
circuit of a special kind. For the 91st time, known greats of the
motorsport scene meet to show their skills at the famous 24-hour race of Le
Mans. At least since the 70´s the endurance race enjoys cult status. With
the flair of yesterday and the technical state of today, the race offers an
unbeatable mix of adrenaline, excitement and an unique atmosphere.
Vintage Footage of Le Mans Crashes
Due to its grueling and competitive nature, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has
seen its fair share of infamous wrecks.
Follow the link to read more about Le Mans: http://audi.us/PixOng
Follow the link to watch Truth in 24: http://audi.us/LsgaIJ
Follow the link to watch Truth in 24 II: http://audi.us/K67rih
Worst Crash Ever - 24 Hours of Le Mans - 1955 (HD)
The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans began on June 11, with Pierre Levegh behind
the wheel of the #20 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR run by Daimler-Benz. American
John Fitch was Levegh's assigned partner in the car, and he would take over
driving duties later. Competition between Mercedes, Jaguar, Ferrari, Aston
Martin, and Maserati was close, with all the marques fighting for the top
positions early on. After just over two hours of racing and approximately
6:26 pm local time, Levegh was following Mike Hawthorn's leading Jaguar
D-type along the pit straight at the end of Lap 35. Hawthorn had just
passed Lance Macklin's slower Austin-Healey 100 when Hawthorn began slowing
to make a pit stop. Hawthorn, whose Jaguar had disc brakes, slowed much
more quickly than other competitors using drum brakes, such as Levegh's
Mercedes. The sudden braking by Hawthorn caused the recently passed
Austin-Healey to swerve to the centre of the track, attempting to repass
the slowing Jaguar. Unfortunately, Lance Macklin had not noticed both
Pierre Levegh and Juan Manuel Fangio, in another 300 SLR, approaching
quickly from behind. Fangio was in second place at the time and attempting
to lap Levegh.
Levegh, being ahead of Fangio on the track, did not have time to react.
Levegh's car made contact with the left rear of Macklin's car as he came
quickly upon the slowed car. The aerodynamic design of the Austin-Healey
featured a long, ramp-like rear bodywork. When Levegh hit the Austin-Healey
from behind, his car became airborne, soaring towards the left side of the
track, where it impacted an earthen mound set on the side of the track to
The 300 SLR struck the mound at such speed and angle that it was launched
into a somersault, which caused loosened and damaged parts of the car to be
flung away from the car. This included the bonnet and the front axle, both
of which separated from the frame and landed in the crowd. With the front
of the spaceframe chassis—and thus crucial engine mounts—destroyed, the
car's heavy engine block also broke free and slammed into the crowd. Levegh
was also thrown free of the somersaulting car, fatally crushing his skull
when he landed.
As the remains of the 300 SLR slowed its somersault, the fuel tank,
situated behind Levegh's seat, ruptured. The ensuing fuel fire raised the
temperature of the remaining Elektron bodywork past its flashpoint, which
due to its high magnesium content was already very low. Magnesium's
properties mean that a combustion in oxygen is possible at relatively low
temperatures, allowing the alloy to burst into white hot flames, sending
searing embers onto the track and into the crowd. Rescue workers attempting
to put out the burning wreckage were initially unsuccessful, as they
unknowingly used water on the magnesium fire, which only intensified the
inferno. As a result, the car burned for several hours. In total, 80
spectators were killed either by flying parts or from the fire.
Fangio, driving behind Levegh, narrowly escaped the heavily damaged
Austin-Healey which was now skidding to the right of the track, in his
path. Macklin then hit the pit wall and bounced back to the left, crossing
the track again. He impacted the barrier near the location of the now
burning 300 SLR, leading to the death of another single spectator, although
Macklin survived the incident