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Old 26 Jun 2007, 20:39 (Ref:1947597)   #16
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Get rid of the Mulsanne chicanes, then we would see some good speeds.
at least the first one
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 00:32 (Ref:1947721)   #17
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Do the cars still have the gurney flap, mandatory after 99?
New reg LMP1's didn't have a gurney flap in 2004/5, but one was fitted in 2006.

I would assume the ACO will tinker with this to increase drag and keep top speeds in check.

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MC: I’ve been somewhat surprised at the pace of the Nasamax hybrid LMP1. Do you anticipate the ACO tinkering with the aero regulations should the LMP1/2s show more speed at a sooner date than anticipated?

PE: Well they have already legislated for rear wing gurneys in 2006 that are not required yet, so it would seem quite possible. I think that the Nasamax’s speed is perhaps not quite so surprising when you look at what the 10% larger restrictor does to the top end power, and then look at the significance of that at Le Mans, Monza and even Silverstone
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 08:16 (Ref:1947893)   #18
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and all the time would've come by going faster in the corners .. not top speed ..
No, the speed coming onto the mulsanne would have been up compared to previous years and therefore the speed the cars could get up to over the same distance as previously should be higher.
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 08:28 (Ref:1947902)   #19
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The Dome should be down on speed this year - I saw 339kph by both Pug and Audi at points (I had trap speeds on my timing screen) so I suspect that was the top whack
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 15:34 (Ref:1948207)   #20
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Didn't the ACO stop releasing the topspeeds a year or two ago? Had something to do with them speeds going down every year...
To be honest,I think this is all implied by the " safetynazies" who,imho,have a bit too much of a connection with the FIA boys(read: F1 boys) and we all can imagine Bernie and Max not being to big a fan of higher topspeeds then their coveted F1 barges...
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 19:15 (Ref:1948398)   #21
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Last year there were trap speeds distributed to the press but I didnt see them this year though sporadically they were on timing screens - 339kph was top whack as I said
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Ah, if the FIA had just left the 3.0-litre engines in F1, there wouldn't be much competition in top speed. The year that Montoya set that blistering pole lap at Monza, some of the cars were doing around 365-kph into the Variente Prima.

Anyway, back to the topic, I think the fastest cars could get up around 350-kph on the fastest points at Le Mans.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 19:08 (Ref:1949100)   #23
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 21:45 (Ref:1949257)   #24
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The comparison of the average speeds in the Porsche curve and the Hunaudières show that the competitors gave priority to curves instead of pure speed. Upload the stats.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 01:26 (Ref:1949347)   #25
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Ah, if the FIA had just left the 3.0-litre engines in F1, there wouldn't be much competition in top speed. The year that Montoya set that blistering pole lap at Monza, some of the cars were doing around 365-kph into the Variente Prima.

Anyway, back to the topic, I think the fastest cars could get up around 350-kph on the fastest points at Le Mans.
2011 F1 regs:-

1.3-1.5 litre 4-cylinder engines!
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Is that for the Right Or Left bank ??

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For some reason their pdf files and other technical data just don't work for me That's why I asked. Thx for the answers! So Audi R10 = Peugeot 908 = 339 km/h
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ok so now
does anybody know about the speeds of the audi r10 tdi in 2006? on the old configuration of the circuit...i think virtually the r10 was not faster in 2007 than in 2006, i believe it's all just about the modified tetre rouge. but i'd be curious about it's top speed on the other circuit variant.
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Old 1 Jul 2007, 19:54 (Ref:1951719)   #29
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and slightly off topic but related...
As I always try to find out on these furums & the answer so far is 'not much in it ' or 'Spa'.
Seems that people in the sport confirm this.But...
The question is which is faster.The (pre atmo -atmo not realy Gp C at all) Gp C cars or the current crop of LMP's ?
Top speeds there's no comparrison but overtall lap times ??
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Old 1 Jul 2007, 20:22 (Ref:1951757)   #30
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Group C and LMP1 cars are quite equally fast around the Le Mans track. If you look at the last years of the Group C, after the two chicanes were installed on the Mulsanne Straight (so that you may compare the Group C times with the LMP times around the circuit) - that is, from 1990 on - you won't find those frightening lap times of 3:14-3:15 anymore. In 1990, all cars qualified slower than 3:33, except for that awsome Nissan R90CK which poled at 3:27.020. In 1991, the Sauber C11 was in pole position with a lap of 3:31.270. The only truly paranormally fast Group C model was Peugeot's 905, which had a time of 3:21.209 in 1992 and over 3:22 in 1993. That car was really S.F., so Peugeot are to be feared at Le Mans in my opinion, even by such a manufacturer as Audi. For comparison, the current LMP cars on that same track configuration as the times listed above had pole times at least comparable, if not simply faster than most Group C cars: the Audi R8 poled at 3:29.905 in 2002, Toyota GT-One had the 1999 pole with 3:29.930, the Audi R10 went at 3:30.466 in 2006 (actually its best sectors suggest it could have gone at 3:29.248), the BMW V12 LMR of 1999 lapped at 3:31.209, the Mercedes CLR 1999 at 3:31.541, the Bentley of 2003 at 3:32.843 (I think:-??). So the LMP's can go just as fast as the Group C's, except for that mighty Peugeot 905. And even top speeds are comparable on the same track configuration.
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