We went off to the Le Mans 24 hour race again. We took the ferry from Dover to Calais.
It was a wet and windy crossing, but we enjoyed watching the sea and ate a big lunch!
We had a damp drive through northern France.
We arrived at Le Mans late on Thursday, we put our tent up and watched the end of qualifying just before midnight.
On Friday we had a walk down the pit lane and saw all the cars.
Walking along the pit lane and out on to the track is always fun!I went off into the gravel. Ha ha!!!
Here are some of the cars I like. Of course the Corvettes are still my favourite!
Porsche had two cars running with retro liveries to celebrate 70 years of Porsche. They even made the garages look retro!
There was lots of interest in the number 8 Toyota as Fernando Alonso was one of the drivers.
We were quite lazy on Friday afternoon, but we did walk across the start of the Mulsanne Straight.
We relaxed at our tent on Friday evening, we stayed at the Travel Destinations campsite at the Porsche Curves. A very good spot!
We got up early on Saturday morning so we would be ready to watch the warm up. We more or less stayed in our spot until the end of the race on Sunday afternoon!
It is so exciting when the race finally starts!
A few cars went off the track in front of us. The 98 Aston Martin didn’t make it back out of the gravel. We watched it being removed from the track.
We had a great time and really enjoyed watching the race. It wasn’t the most exciting race, but it was still awesome to be at Le Mans!
Here are are a few pictures of some cars during the race.
After a few hours sleep we were back trackside with some breakfast as the sun came up on Sunday morning.
I was very happy for the Toyota to win after their heartbreak of two years ago.
We left straight after the race to drive back to Calais. Our ferry was on Monday morning. We had a big breakfast at our hotel before travelling.
We were able to get an earlier ferry crossing than we had booked, thanks P&O! and made it back to Dover just after lunch.
Another great motor racing trip! Looking forward to the WEC round at Silverstone next.