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playalistic

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1,569 posts

49 months

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OK, I thought I'd be the first sad bugger to kick this one off this year since my family saw fit to book our Cornish holiday over the Le Mans period. furious

I'll be watching it via a stream in our Cornish villa by Constantine Bay. Lots of beer and a barbecue weather permitting (which looks unlikely as it will be chucking it down most of the week just to add insult to injury)

Pics of your home setup should be posted as should any beer mountains!


Useful links:

FIA Live Timing Screen
Spotters Guide
Live English Audio Coverage
Audi Live Video Stream
JRM Live Video Stream

Twitterers to Follow:

John Hindhaugh (Radio Le Mans)
ACO
LeMansrace.com


Edited by playalistic on Wednesday 13th June 21:58

knight

4,572 posts

164 months

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Watching the Eurosport coverage at home frown have been and got my LM supplies for the weekend and have just had sausage and 'frites' in a baguette for dinner biggrin

j3ffers

248 posts

66 months

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Just checking in - cheers playalistic for the thread set-up, wasn't sure if today was too early!

Good to hear the radio lemans boys on the airwaves again - the pictures seem to be really in synch with the radio this year - I had to stay at home last year too frown after having gone for last 10 years or so.

pwrc

2,229 posts

37 months

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i'm in
you might want to put some links in the op, such as;

live timing - http://live.lemans-tv.com/
english commentary - http://www.radiolemans.com/
spotters guide - http://www.spotterguides.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

could probably do with working out some good twitter feeds to follow aswell

Rolls

1,266 posts

62 months

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Rolls checking in...
First time in 6 years I'll not be there- properly gutted... Even suggested to swmbo that we could drive there tomorrow.. Didnt go down too well!!! Oh well 368 days till next years race.
Will be interesting watching it properly and know exactly what is going on the whole time, even if I'd rather be in le Sarthe!
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playalistic

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1,569 posts

49 months

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pwrc said:
i'm in
you might want to put some links in the op
Great suggestion. Sorted!

pwrc

2,229 posts

37 months

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playalistic said:
Great suggestion. Sorted!
top job

mcnish (audi) https://twitter.com/#!/AllanMcNish
anthony davidson (toyota) https://twitter.com/#!/antdavidson
nick heidfeld (rebellion) https://twitter.com/#!/NickHeidfeld
marino franchitti (deltawing) https://twitter.com/#!/MFranchitti
martin brundle (greaves-zytek) https://twitter.com/#!/MBrundleF1
alex brundle (greaves-zytek) https://twitter.com/#!/AlexBrundle
ollie gavin (corvette) https://twitter.com/#!/olivergavin

probably way more to find but hey.

interesting to see the #7 toyota in provisional p2

Dan67

66 posts

55 months

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Yep I'm not there either I seem to have a pattern of going every other year at the moment. Just too expensive for me so far this year, Car insurance, servicing the car, crashing into a car on my bike and Hitting a deer in January haven't helped. Rather gutted I cant go. I also hate all the pictures going up on twitter of everyone arriving making me a bit jealous

fatboy69

6,091 posts

72 months

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I will be flying over France in my way home from Majorca on Saturday afternoon so I will miss the first few hours coverage on Eurosport.

Beer already cold at home due to the crap weather over the last couple of weeks. Assuming my shed & beer supply hasn't floated off down the RIver Severn by the time I get home I will get a picture of the empties posted. Maybe.

As for going to Cornwall. You have my sympathies due to awful weather. Hope it gets better for you as nothing worse than Cornwall when it's pissing down all day.

McClure

1,656 posts

31 months

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wavey

Another sad bd here.

I've got a stock of bratwurst in, radio le mans and Eurosport, will not be showering over the weekend, have set the tent up in my living-room, and will be playing loud German teckno from the spare room for that background ambience non-stop from Friday evening to Sunday night.

Edited by McClure on Wednesday 13th June 22:23

Moley RUFC

2,536 posts

74 months

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Another sofa sucker here. 2009 staggering around with an optic deep in Mulsanne black op land seems a million years away. Watching the qualifying at the moment on Eurosport. Come on the Brundles!

HereBeMonsters

13,114 posts

67 months

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Just setting up my weekend's viewing while watching Qualy 1. Noticed there is full, uninterrupted coverage for the whole of the 24 hours this year.

Previously I've had to turn on the laptop to get the radio or something in the wee small hours. It's all live on Eurosport and mainly on HD, too.

Watching this qualifying coverage is really getting the blood flowing. Can't wait.

wibble cb

861 posts

92 months

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will be viewing from the couch, as I just returned from the canadian gp,so was never going to get leave to go to Le Mans as well.

cry

HereBeMonsters

13,114 posts

67 months

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wibble cb said:
will be viewing from the couch, as I just returned from the canadian gp,so was never going to get leave to go to Le Mans as well.

cry
Ooh, I don't know what I would rather be at. Both are brilliant.

Just watching this qually now, every year I'm blown away by the speed of the LMP1 cars through the Curves.

mike80

928 posts

101 months

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At home again this year frown Didn't go last year to save money for wedding/honeymoon, and decided to do the same this year, post wedding/honeymoon! Otherwise been going since 2003, and will be back next year. Got lots of racing abroad to go to this year still fortunately, but Le Mans is a unique experience.

Last year we tried to replicate the camping experience at home - not easy in a second floor flat! However, my wife wasn't keen on queueing for the shower, and then using it in the dark with no hot water!

Some pics of last years setup...


Cheap supermarket food.


The campsite. I have parked my car just behind the sofa...


Snuck this past controle...


BBQ by the Mulsanne.


We even had fireworks!

Nick M

3,404 posts

108 months

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Currently working in Asia, so no chance to get back for both the main race and the Classic, so had to settle for just the Classic this year. First time I've missed the main race since 2005.

Will be watching as much of it as I can on Eurosport (starts about 9.00pm here) and the web.

Godalmighty83

285 posts

139 months

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Have Friday and Monday booked off for some prep and recovery time, kitchen stocked with lots of lovely nibbles, laptop plugged into big TV, comfy chair fresh and clean.

I is ready.




kazste

2,088 posts

83 months

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Somehow I've managed to convince the wife to stay up with me for all 24 hours getting some food in tomorrow.
Only two concerns, one is that I currently feel like crap and have had 2 days off work already.
And secondly that my plasma may feel the ill effects of that eurosport logo after 24 hours.

darren9

711 posts

80 months

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Stuck at work for the weekend as there is currently a restriction on leave, not happy. Can't go and can't watch it either

Galileo

2,891 posts

103 months

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I'll have to work most of the weekend so I'll have this on my desktop, and for those who don't have have satalite tv....

http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/

Cost me a fiver for a months subscription. Not bad.
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