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ericgilbertmotorsport 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2014-06-12

The Spirit of Le Mans

If you ask me, the true Spirit of Le Mans lies somewhere on the epic “Ligne droites des Hunaudières” - or “Mulsanne Straight” for the Shakespeareans among you. Despite being cut by two chicanes (well, esses would be a better word), it still remains the most authentic portion of the track. Here, one can fully grasp the brutal force of the machine mixed with the courage of the men and women driving them, racing in a scenery combining nature, trees, vintage buildings, and random spectators.

Unfortunately, the recent years have not been very kind to “La ligne droite”, with the unfortunate addition of the oh-so not photogenic FIA fences, modern constructions (a McDonalds here, a PFK there…), and a certain level of deforestation. It is not what it used to be, but some parts do remain quite authentic. Like here in front of the Auberge des Hunaudières, the spirit of Le Mans definitely remains: a typical French auberge, some spectator watching in the window, some nice evening light, and a bunch of prototypes and GT cars flying by at more than 300 km/h. Doesn’t get any better.

For more of my (3,149) pictures from the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, go to www.motorsport.com #lemans #lm24 #24lm #audi #france
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sportautomobile L'arrivée des 24H du Mans 2014
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sportautomobile Mazda 787B - Le Mans 1991
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sportautomobile Les 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid dans le magnifique Raidillon de Spa Francorchamps
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