The hidden human sides of Le Mans

The circuit de la Sarthe becomes the theatre of one of the legendary races every year. Behind the scenes,there are so many human aspects to discover.

Le Mans can be described as a legendary place where everything can happen suddenly on the track. Fernando Alonso and his team proved it winning the 1st place during the end of a long and hard race. Last year, I was watching the race quietly at home without knowing the hidden aspects of one of perstigious races all over the world. I decided to go there as a lucky petrolhead.

How to explain my feelings and my happiness to be there. From the TV to the track, I discovered another world in which all the actors play a crucial role every seconds. Instead of writing a long and detailed story about my first time at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I chose some pictures I really like to discover again with you.

1- The beginning of a long and exciting racing experience

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(© A.Saboureau)

2- Everyone have a crucial role during the 24 hours of Le Mans

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(© A.Saboureau)

3- The glorious TS050 Hybrid which won the previous edition

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(© A.Saboureau)

4- A narrow corner near the Dunlop Bridge

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(© A.Saboureau)

5- The automotive world : moving from A to B on the circuit

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(© A.Saboureau)

6- The musical power of the colorful racing cars on the track

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(© A.Saboureau)

7- The arrival of the defeated Toyota sister-car.

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(© A.Saboureau)

8- Three men among the thousands of Le Mans heroes

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(© A.Saboureau)

9- The general happiness of the Toyota Gazoo Racing team

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(© A.Saboureau)

10- Better than a Japan glorious and simple victory.

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(© A.Saboureau)

The next edition will take place without Fernando Alonso. Nevertheless, he promises us to come back very soon. Seeing him to thank the audience and just be himself as a simple man who celebrates his second victory was just an emotional moment. My first time at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was really funny and so surprising thanks to my fellow and guide Clemsie. You listen to a motoring harmonious music from the racing car in a happy atmosphere. Between the corners and the straight lines on a long and amazing track, the pilots, the teams and the 24H staff work very hard together.

There will be more English and French contents in the next days. Don't miss them if you want to discover the amazing and hidden facts about Le Mans.

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Comments (8)

  • Wonderful post Aurelie wish I was there a definite bucket list !

      1 year ago
  • Bravo Aurelie. Wish I could have been there to witness what you did :)

      1 year ago
    • I hope too for you. I didn't think we could have a lot of feelings there. James May was right when he explained it was a deep emotion to drive the Ford GT40 in this circuit.

        1 year ago
  • I loved this!

      1 year ago
    • It was an incredible race. As I said, I was watching it quietly on my laptop last year. And then, I saw the backstage now by being near the podium and on the track.

        1 year ago
    • Will you be going next year too then?

        1 year ago

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