A great battle between Jaime Melo's #82 Ferrari and Oliver Gavin's #64 Corvette broke out at the end of Hour 8 with the GT2 lead changing back and forth several times. Just following these laps, the Risi Ferrari went to the pits for an extended stop due to a gear box issue.
1960 24hrs of Le Mans Corvette Documentary
In 1960 GM was not officially affiliated with any of the teams, but for the
first time Corvette was on the grid and GM commissioned a short documentary
to be filmed. The #3 Corvette persevered and took 1st in class.
1999 - Le Mans - Aftermath of Mark Webber's warm-up accident
During Thursday's qualifying session, Mark Webber's #4 Mercedes-Benz CLR
went off in a big way and flipped at high speed at the fast approach
towards Indianapolis and the driver was taken away by ambulance. But later
on he was fine to carry on with his weekend at Le Mans.
Well the good news is that the #4 Mercedes has been rebuilt over night, so
has Mark Webber and they were reunited in time for the morning warm up.
Now the bad news...the #4 Mercedes is back on its roof ! Yes,it is true
believe it or not.It looks as if precisely the same thing happened as last
time, same car. same driver, and much the same circumstances. Mark Webber
must have wished he stayed in bed this morning or maybe let Jean-Mar Gounon
or Marcel Tiemann take the car out. Mercedes will have a spot of bother
convincing us media lot that the car didnt wind up on its roof this time!
This was on Webbers out lap. We wonder what the team are thinking at the
moment but both other cars are still out there and the other team drivers
must be just a mite apprehensive dont you think ?
Not wishing to be too tabloid about this bit of local difficulty but
Mercedes did have another spot of bother here in 1955. So is it just the #4
car that is spooked or quite incredibly unlucky?
Eventually at 11.30am on race-day, Mark Webber went home - he's had enough.