90th Anniversary Running Of The Le Mans 24 Hours, 22-23 June 2013.

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  1. Hun200kmh

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    A Ferrari had spun there a few moments before, so everyone took a "wider" line. You can see the Ferrari going slowly down to the Hunaudieres just after Allan lost control of the car and disappeared from the onboard (Vette's) video.

    Question: The Aston driver that shows up in the Porsche video, at around 0:34 is not Simonsen, is it ? I think it is Dumbreck that shows up talking with a Porsche driver, but not sure.
     
  2. R0ssingt0n

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    He looks similar, but if it was Simonsen I think they'd have put the clip at the end.
     
  3. Dean

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    To me, it looks like he's trying to avoid a car - at least in the spectator-video.

    And, I'm pretty sure it's Dumbreck, too.
     
  4. sems4arsenal

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    Class right there

    Does any one have anymore of these montage videos of le mans 2013,or even some helmet cam onboards ?THanks in advance
     
  5. Roger the Horse

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    For once, towards the end of this years race, I wasn't supporting Porsche, however gorgeous their new 991s are, but videos like this make me feel better about supporting them the rest of the time.

    Over the course of this year's race I felt my normal routes of support shift as a result of what had happened. Instead of wanting anyone other than Audi to win, I instead felt my support shift into favour of the #2 Audi, as I knew the sight of a Dane on the top step of the overall podium would make as fitting a memorial as any to Allan Simonsen, and I felt myself suddenly supporting Aston Martin, for reasons one should not have to question.

    Motor racing is still dangerous, as we have seen, but we must be thankful accidents like this happen nowhere near as often as they once did.
     
  6. Bram Turismo

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    Simonsen was too far back to be avoiding anything. He just went with two wheels over the wet kerbs, the car had a little wiggle and he lost it.
     
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    I'm just wading through images at the moment, so you can have these four:

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  8. Dean

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    Are you sure? - I agree it looks like that, from the car driving behind, but from the outside it looks like he's trying to avoid something, and then drives over the kerb, and the rest happens. I believe we'll get the "real" cause from the FIA, sooner or later.
     
  9. R5

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    My friend summed it up perfectly.
    "Porsche, I love you now. I never used to. But I do now.

    Not the drivers of the road cars. They're smug so and sos"
     
  10. Bram Turismo

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    Oh, you meant "something". I thought you meant the Ferrari ahead of him. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  11. Dean

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    Well, I did :D, but looking through it again, makes your version more plausible; that the Ferrari is too far ahead.
     
  12. Roger the Horse

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    I feel sorry for those who have to investigate fatal accidents. It must be quite an emotionally tiring job. Reading this week's copy of Autosport was difficult for me, with two drivers killed in fatal accidents (one succumbing to injuries from an accident in a historic race a couple of weeks ago) and another dying of a heart attack. This is a dark time for the sport, I only hope we never see another like it again...
     
  13. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    From the clips it looks like the other drivers weren't skilled enough to hold the slide and spun.

    Allen held the slide then suddenly the car gripped and at that point the wheels were pointing the wrong way so it fired him in to the barrier.

    75 G's apparently.
     
  14. Bram Turismo

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    It will always continue to happen. That's the risk of motorsports.

    One can only strive to improve safety. But we will never be able to rule out accidents.
     
  15. Hun200kmh

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    Here the analysis made by a Danish fan, based on the known Corvette video. It's respectfully done but I'll just link to it here.
     
  16. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    3rd place LMP 2 car has been DQ'd due to having a larger fuel tank.
     
  17. LancerEvo7

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    Andy Blackmore's wallpaper with the cars in their finishing order is out:
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  18. Shoe67

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    Notice the flag on Simonsens car. Really nice touch. Still so sad though. RIP
     
  19. R0ssingt0n

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    What happened to the 98 Aston? Out of all the cars that didn't finish that's the only one I haven't really heard about.