Corvette Racing - Flat Out - 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans "The Prep" (Episode 1 of 5)
Corvette Racing's five part series on the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. In this episode, "The Prep," we get in depth information and behind the scenes action on what it takes to get to Le Mans. (Episode 1 of 5)
Bosch and Pratt & Miller - Forward Focus Collision Avoidance
A Pratt & Miller Engineering and Bosch Motorsports partnership is taking
steps toward making the world of motorsports safer through an award-winning
radar system. The Collision Avoidance System, which tracks cars and
distances, works as an "extra set of eyes," as Corvette racer Richard
Westbrook described. Track images are captured and overlaid with radar data
on the rear view display. This allows for at-a-glance driver recognition,
even at night and in the rain.
This integration of multiple hardware and software components started
gaining a great deal of attention last March, with its debut at the 12
Hours of Sebring. Within a year's time, the system has received two awards
in the motorsports community, is now in its production ready version and is
about to be shipped across the world to teams in need.
The new version totes some serious improvements: 50% thinner, 30% lighter
and streamlined internal hardware components for improved reliability and
manufacturability. This has been the result of intense collaboration with
Bosch Motorsports and their production expertise over the last two months.
One of the advantages of this system is that the driver doesn't need to
take their eyes off the road; they can utilize it with just their
peripheral vision due to how the interface is designed. "This has kind of
been the goal all along," says Chris Hammond, the Lead Radar System
Engineer at Pratt & Miller. "It's funny that we are developing this product
and putting so much time into how it looks and functions, to have the end
goal of making it so the driver never has to look directly at it."
While the Corvette C7.R is one of the fastest GT cars, they aren't the
fastest overall on the track. With two other faster classes that run at the same time,
being able to see those cars as they are approaching creates a safer
environment for overtaking and provides teams and fans with what they
want— more green-flag racing.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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Porsche 919 Hybrid: Porsche's return to Le Mans - Geneva 2014 - XCAR
Porsche used to be pretty good when it came to Le Mans. It won everything,
all the time. However, for one reason or other the brand hasn't been there
since 1998. 2014 sees the 919 Hybrid racer hit La Sarthe, with someone well
known behind the wheel... We took a look at the car, and the tech behind
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Le Mans 24 Hours 2012 - Trailer
Audi won the Le Mans 24 Hour race on Sunday despite the loss of two of
their three cars to high-speed crashes.
Two-time winner Allan McNish and team-mate Mike Rockenfeller crashed in
separate incidents on Saturday.
But Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer still clinched a
10th Le Mans title for the German car maker.
They completed 355 laps to beat the Peugeot number nine of Simon Pagenaud,
Pedro Lamy and Sebastien Bourdais by 13.854 seconds.
The previous day McNish and Rockenfeller had both walked away unharmed
after crashing into barriers in spectacular fashion.
Scotsman McNish crashed after his car clipped the front of Anthony
Beltoise's Ferrari and went slewing across the track.
Rockenfeller touched a backmarker as he attempted to overtake and speared
into the barriers.
The accident occured between Mulsanne and Indianapolis but witnesses on
Twitter reported that the German - who was a winner of this race a year ago
- walked away from the crash to receive medical attention.
List of all the teams:
1 - Audi Sport Team Joest - Audi R18 - Timo Bernhard
2 - Audi Sport Team Joest - Audi R18 - Marcel Fassler
3 - Audi Sport North America - Audi R18 - Tom Kristensen
5 - Hope Racing - Oreca 01 Hybrid - Steve Zacchia
7 - Peugeot Sport Total - Peugeot 908 - Sebastien Bourdais
8 - Peugeot Sport Total - Peugeot 908 - Stephane Sarrazin
9 - Team Peugeot Total - Peugeot 908 - Anthony Davidson
10 - Team Oreca Matmut - Peugeot 908 HDi FAP - Nicolas Lapierr
12 - Rebellion Racing - Lola B10/60 Toyota - Nicolas Prost
13 - Rebellion Racing - Lola B10/60 Toyota - Andrea Belicchi
15 - OAK Racing - Pescarolo 01 - Matthieu Lahaye
16 - Pescarolo Team - Pescarolo 01 Judd - Emmanuel Collard
19 - Highcroft Racing - HPD ARX-01e - David Brabham
20 - Quifel ASM Team - Zytek 09SC - Miguel Amaral
24 - OAK Racing - Pescarolo 01 - Richard Hein
007 - Aston Martin Racing - Aston Martin AMR ONE - Stefan Mucke
009 - Aston Martin Racing - Aston Martin AMR ONE - Harold Primat
26 - SignaTech Nissan - Oreca 03 - Franck Mailleux
27 - SignaTech Nissan - Oreca 03 - Tiago Monteiro
33 - Level 5 Motorsports - Lola Coupe HPD - Scott Tucker
35 - OAK Racing - Pescarolo 01 - Frederic Da Rocha
36 - RML - HPD ARX-01d - Mike Newton
39 - Pecom Racing - Lola B11/40 Judd BMW - Luis Perez-Companc
40 - Race Performance - Oreca 03 Judd BMW - Michael Frey
41 - Greaves Motorsport - Zytek Z11SN - Karim Ojjeh
42 - Strakka Racing - HPD ARX-01d - Nick Leventis
48 - Team Oreca Matmut - Oreca 03 - Soheil Ayari
49 - OAK Racing - Pescarolo 01 - Andrea Barlesi
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51 - AF Corse - Ferrari F458 Italia - Giancarlo Fisichella
55 - BMW Motorsport - BMW M3 - Augusto Farfus
56 - BMW Motorsport - BMW M3 - Andy Priaulx
58 - Luxury Racing - Ferrari F458 Italia - Stephane Ortelli
59 - Luxury Racing - Ferrari F458 Italia - Anthony Beltoise
64 - Lotus Jetalliance - Lotus Evora - Lukas Lichtner Hoyer
65 - Lotus Jetalliance - Lotus Evora - Vitus Eckert
66 - JMW Motorsport - Ferrari F458 Italia - Rob Bell
71 - AF Corse - Ferrari F458 - Rob Kauffman
73 - Corvette Racing - Corvette C6.R - Oliver Gavin/Jan Magnussen
74 - Corvette Racing - Corvette C6.R - Olivier Beretta
75 - ProSpeed Competition - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Marc Goossens
76 - IMSA Performance Matmut - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Raymond Narac
77 - Team Felbermayr-Proton - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Marc Lieb
79 - JOTA - Aston Martin Vantage - Sam Hancock
80 - Flying Lizard Motorsport - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Jorg Bergmeister
88 - Team Felbermayr-Proton - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Lucas Luhr
89 - Hankook-Team Farnbacher - Ferrari 458 Italia - D. Farnbacher/A.
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50 - Larbre Competition - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R - Patrick Bornhauser
57 - Krohn Racing - Ferrari F430 GT2 - Tracy Krohn
60 - Gulf AMR Middle East - Aston Martin Vantage - Fabien Giroix
61 - AF Corse - Ferrari F430 GT2 - Piergiuseppe Perazzini
62 - CRS Racing - Ferrari F430 GT2 - Pierre Ehret
63 - Proton Competition - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Horst Felbermayr
68 - Robertson Racing - Doran Ford GT - David Robertson
70 - Larbre Competiton - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
81 - Flying Lizard Motorsport - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR - Seth Neiman
83 - JMB Racing - Ferrari F430 GT2 - Manuel Rodriguez
Le Mans 24 Hours 2011 - Mike Rockenfeller Crash Audi R18 #1 (English)
Le Mans 24 Hours 2011 - Allan McNish Crash Audi R18 #3 (English)
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.
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