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Le Mans related web sites and forums

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the last chapter of this guide. OK, this is a print publication, but since you have downloaded it from the web we assume you’re able to handle a web browser. There are plenty of web sites where you can glean loads of additional information or join in the chat with fellow Le Mans enthusiasts; here is a selection of CA members’ favourites. We have checked every single website mentioned below at the time of writing, but websites come and go, so some of the URLs might not be valid any more when you read this. Unless stated otherwise, all websites are in English language.

Official Le Mans websites

  • www.lemans.org (French) or www.lemans.org/en/ (English) – The A.C.O.’s own official website, in French and English. Also it contains a large archive of teams and results etc from past years.
  • www.fiawec.com (English) or www.fiawec.com/fr/ - Official website of the World Endurance Championship, with news, results, pictures, videos and information about all the tracks and ticketing.
  • www.europeanlemansseries.com or www.lemans-series.com - Official website of the Le Mans Series, with news, results, a photo library and live timing.
  • www.americanlemans.com – The American Le Mans Series, probably the best sports car race series in the world. Founded 1999 by American Don Panoz, 10 races are planned for 2010 with the 12 hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans being the most famous ones.

2012 World Endurance Championship (WEC)

2012 European Le Mans Series (ELMS)

2012 American Le Mans Series (ALMS)

Teams and manufacturers

  • www.lizardms.com – Flying Lizard Motorsports, based in California, U.S.A., regular ALMS and Le Mans participants with their Porsche in GT2 class.
  • www.corvetteracing.com – Corvette Racing, they run the General Motors factory team at Le Mans and they do it very successful: 3 class wins in a row (2004-2006)!
  • www.highcroftracing.com - A very successful American sports car racing team, regular participants in the ALMS, they run LMP1 prototypes. They have recently withdrawn from the 2011 event
  • www.welterracing.fr – Welter Racing Salini, a small French team, regular participants at Le Mans in the LMP2 class, they almost won their class in 2002. The team is planning to participate in the LMP1 class with a diesel engine in 2011. (in French)
  • www.championracing.net – The Champion Racing Team from the U.S., 2005 ALMS winners.
  • www.seikelracing.com – Seikel Motorsport , a German sports car racing team, almost won their class (GT2) in 2006, kept the lead for about 20 hours but with one hour to go the gearbox shifter of their Porsche caused trouble.
  • www.pescarolo.com – The team of local hero Henri Pescarolo and somehow also the French National Team at Le Mans. Winning team of the LMS and second place overall at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2006. Sadly the team withdrew it's entry for the 2010 edition of the race. but now back in 2011 (in French language).
  • www.oreca-racing.com – The French Team Oreca, regular Le Mans and LMS participants. (in English and French language).
  • www.draysonracing.com - Lord Drayson's team from 2010
  • www.rebellion-racing.com – Swiss racing team, participating with 2 cars in LMP1 this year.
  • www.saleen.com – Californian sports car manufacturer, a Saleen S7R finished 11th overall in the 2006 edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans and won its class in 2010
  • www.racingforholland.com – The team of 1988 Le Mans winner Jan Lammers, regular participant at Le Mans and in the LMS (in English and Dutch language).
  • www.strakkaracing.com – UK team based near Silverstone contesting LMP2 with a Ginetta-Zytek.
  • www.dome.co.jp – Dome, a Japanese manufacturer of prototype chassis (in Japanese and English language).
  • www.creationsport.net – Creation, LMP racing team from the U.K.
  • www.joest-racing.de – They have run the Audi factory team at Le Mans in the last years, with 9 overall wins at Le Mans since 1984 and 4 ALMS championships in a row probably the most successful sports car team ever. (In German and English language).
  • www.kruse-schiller-motorsport.com – Located near Cologne, Germany, LMP2 class contestants.
  • www.peugeot-sport.com – The 2009 Le Mans 24h winners. (in French and English language).
  • www.oak-racing.com – Now named OAK Racing, the team runs a pair of LMP2 Pescarolo-Judds both in LMS and at Le Mans this year (in French and English language).
  • www.rml-adgroup.com – Team RML winners of the LMP2 class in 2005 and 2006.
  • www.larbre-competition.com – French team which runs a Corvette in the Le Mans 24h.
  • www.jloc-net.com – website of the Japanese Lamborghini owners club, ran a Murcielago at Le Mans in 2009 (in English and Japanese language).
  • www.astonmartinracing.com – The Aston Martin factory team website.
  • www.afcorse.it – Italian GT2-team, fielding Ferraris 458 in GTE class.
  • www.spykersquadron.com – Dutch GT2-team contested LMS and Le Mans previously with the Spyker C8 Laviolette, very informative website with pictures and video.
  • www.bmw-motorsport.com - Two BMW M3 GTE's will take part this year.
  • www.kronosracing.com - Racing a Lola Aston Martin in GT1
  • www.racealliance.at/2index.php - Racing a 2 car Lotus team for 2011.

Drivers

  • www.tomkristensen.com – The website of the Danish driver Tom Kristensen, record 7-times winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans (in Danish and English language).
  • www.andywallace.com – Andy Wallace, winner of the 24 hours in 1988.
  • www.janmagnussen.com – Jan Magnussen, Danish driver, 3-times Le Mans class winner with Corvette Racing (in Danish, some parts in English language).
  • www.frank-biela.de – German driver Frank Biela, 5-times Le Mans winner, got also famous in 2003 when he managed to run out of fuel on the race track during the 24 hours of Le Mans (in German language).
  • www.allanmcnish.com – Scotsman Allan McNish, 2-time winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, 3-times ALMS champion.
  • www.pirro.com - Emanuele Pirro from Italy, 5-times Le Mans winner driving for Audi (in English and Italian language).
  • www.marco-werner.de – German Marco Werner, 2008 ALMS Champion and 3-times Le Mans winner (in German and English language).
  • www.nigelmansell.co.uk - Nigel Mansell, F1 and IndyCar champion.
  • www.hansstuck.com – Hans-Joachim “Striezel” Stuck, 2-times Le Mans winner (in German and English).
  • www.olivergavin.com – Oliver Gavin from the U.K., 4-times Le Mans class winner with Corvette Racing.
  • www.manucollard.com – Emmanuel Collard, 2nd place in 2005 with Team Pescarolo (in French language).
  • www.davidbrabham.com – David Brabham, ALMS regular and 2007 and 2008 Le Mans class winner.
  • www.sjvaxjo.com - Stefan Johansson from Sweden, Le Mans and Sebring winner 1997.
  • www.guysmith.com - Guy Smith, ALMS regular and 2003 Le Mans winner.
  • www.sebastien-bourdais.com – Sébastien Bourdais, born in Le Mans, several participations with the Pescarolo team, will race for Peugeot again this year (in French and English language).
  • www.dindocapello.com – Rinaldo “Dindo” Capello, 3-times Le Mans winner (in English and Italian language).
  • www.nicolasminassian.com – Nicolas Minassian, Le Mans regular, Pescarolo, Creation and Peugeot driver.
  • www.stephane-sarrazin.com – Stephane Sarrazin, Le Mans regular, Aston Martin, now Peugeot driver.
  • www.romaindumas.com – Romain Dumas, Porsche and Audi works driver.(English and French).
  • www.olivier-panis.com - Olivier Panis, former F1 driver this year in the Oreca Peugeot (in French language).
  • www.alexwurz.com – Alex Wurz, 1996 Le Mans winner (in English and German language).
  • www.haroldprimat.com - Harold Primat, (in English, French and German).
  • www.andypriaulx.com - Andy Priaulx, 3 time FIA WTCC champion.
  • www.giancarlofisichella.com - Giancarlo Fisichella, Formula 1 winner.
  • www.jean-alesi.com - Jean Alesi, ex Formula 1 and DTM driver (in French language).
  • www.marc-lieb.de - Marc Lieb, 2005 GT2 class winner with T.W.A.T.S. sponsored BAM!/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 and regularly wears the T.W.A.T.S. team shirt on the start line!!

Le Mans fan-sites and sports car news sites

Organized race tours and ticket agencies for the 24 hours of Le Mans

Car owners clubs

Other Le Mans related sites

  • www.classicbw.org – About the Saint Saturnin Classic British Welcome (in English and French Language).
  • www.lemans-racing.com – Website of French magazine (in French language).
  • www.motorracinglegends.com – Usually the organisers of the Le Mans support races with historic cars.
  • www.grande-parade-des-pilotes.com – About the drivers parade which is held on Friday 18.00h until 20.00h prior to the race in the centre of Le Mans.
  • www.mulsannescorner.com – A great site about sports prototypes, very detailed, very technical. If you want to look up e.g. the specs of the 1989 Aston Martin Group C, here you can find them.
  • www.jacky-ickx-fan.net – Great website on one of Le Mans greatest drivers, 6-times winner Jacky Ickx.
  • www.24h-en-piste.com – Lots of news, facts, history and photos (French language).
  • www.formula2.net – All Le Mans 24h results from 1923 until now.
  • www.lemansdriver.fr – Drive yourself on the Bugatti or Maison Blanche circuit (French language).
  • www.groupcracing.com – The cars of one of the greatest eras in sports car racing, support race in 2010.
 
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