The 24 Hours of Le Mans are coming back this week
Here we go for one of the greatest races of the year
As you know certainly, the ACO and the FIA delayed the race once the French government had announced the general lockdown. Many of us were frightened and disappointed not to listen to the engines on the circuit Bugatti in june. After many months and a lot of doubts about the 88th edition of the race, it's coming back this week with a new program. The 24 Hours of Le Mans will officially take place at 2:30 pm with 60 competitors on saturday without audience.
Before the launch of the race, the ACO and the FIA have worked a lot to welcome the teams, the media and the journalists on the circuit. These latter were chosen carefully with the help of a process and a strict sanitary protocol, which were written and added to the official rules of the FIA official regulation.
With the use of the popular social media and a special digital platform managed by the ACO's teams, you could discover the backstage of the race with special audio and video contents. This modern way would open a new way or carry on the experience of the Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans.
If that latest virtual race was a real success for everyone, the real race should stay amazing this year. The competitors will always race on the track through the WEC's four official categories, which include the LMP1, LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am. The first one will be one of the most exciting with the question we all wonder us.
Could Toyota Gazoo Racing win a third consecutive victory without Alonso Fernando? Moreover, the team should take advantage of his monopole in the LMP1 category with its hybrid car. Unlike this coming edition, the next season would open a new era for the WEC championship with new powerfull and electric hypercars.
Among the teams, Toyota Gazoo Racing will be accompanied with Porsche, Aston Martin, Signatech Alpine and others . Peugeot Sport, newly baptised for his come back on the Le Mans' track, will compete for the first time since 2009. Before Alpine joins Peugeot in the LMP1 group, the Renault team still continues to work with Signatech in the LMP2 group.
The race should offer new special rules such as an authorized longer time of racing for the teams during the night and no interaction with the media directly on the paddock and the pitlane. The trials will be held on the 17th and the 19th september before the official starting of the 24 Hours this weekend.