Will it even go ahead?

Will it even go ahead?

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rlw

2,830 posts

195 months

Saturday 29th February
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I've been wondering about this for days and I'd be amazed if it actually does take place. The risks are just too high at the moment and who knows what the situation will be in three month's time. The virus won't have gone away for sure.

lowdrag

10,817 posts

171 months

Saturday 29th February
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RL17 said:
LM Classic would probably be bounced to 2021.
Not so. We now have another event in July on alternative years called Classic Days. Good fun last year with track access or just park and spectate, depending on your whim. Track price was around £350 and park and watch was about £35.

ETA:- This is on the Bugatti circuit only, not the full circuit.

delta0

1,306 posts

64 months

Saturday 29th February
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rlw said:
I've been wondering about this for days and I'd be amazed if it actually does take place. The risks are just too high at the moment and who knows what the situation will be in three month's time. The virus won't have gone away for sure.
It would have to go off like Spanish flu if it is going to survive into summer temperatures

LM240

3,375 posts

176 months

Saturday 29th February
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We’ll just have to wait and see.

I still feel the situation is whipped up by the media. It’s a huge story until something else comes along to be the next disaster. The words used by the news ‘the tentacles of Coronavirus spread deeper and grip tighter around europe’, but the numbers are so low as background to this sensationalised statement. Whole countries colored red on the world map which make it seem literally everywhere and everyone is in peril.

The numbers are still very small. Take Wuhan where it all started, 13 million people live there. The percentages were small even there.

How many super storms, weather bombs do we get that really materialise into nothing much. The last thing the media was telling us that was going to wipe out the human race was Ebola and that kind of just disappeared from the news.

Who knows. Maybe it will be terrible and a the idea of sporting events taking place are the least of our concerns. On the other hand it might not even be making the news by June!

Printertosh

542 posts

126 months

Saturday 29th February
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The French government just banned all events of 5000 or more people in a confined space! eek
Guess the track isn't confined but far more than 5000 people from everywhere in the world!

Quote from Le Monde:
At the national level, "confined" gatherings of more than 5,000 people will be canceled. Other open gatherings will also be banned when they cause "mixing with populations from areas where the virus is circulating".

Not looking good! Hopefully it can pass by June.

Edited by Printertosh on Saturday 29th February 14:29

LM24Nut

694 posts

20 months

Saturday 29th February
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FredericRobinson said:
It's not me who's making the decision though, there's events being cancelled all over the place
Sorry...was just a bit of banter smile

LM24Nut

694 posts

20 months

Saturday 29th February
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Printertosh said:
The French government just banned all events of 5000 or more people in a confined space! eek
Guess the track isn't confined but far more than 5000 people from everywhere in the world!

Quote from Le Monde:
At the national level, "confined" gatherings of more than 5,000 people will be canceled. Other open gatherings will also be banned when they cause "mixing with populations from areas where the virus is circulating".

Not looking good! Hopefully it can pass by June.

Edited by Printertosh on Saturday 29th February 14:29
Thing is, they'll be a st ton of people sneezing etc at LM24 due to hay fever, mine gets pretty intense when its dull there. 2017 was the only time I didn't have an issue because it was scorchio!!!!

kel176506

164 posts

145 months

Saturday 29th February
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Vette_1978 said:
I think Coronavirus is the least of my worries. Just need to avoid the food poisoning from undercooked bbq chicken, the lung cancer from too many Cafe Creme, the liver disease from too many Biere33, the perforated eardrum from listening to a V8 at 4500 rpm for hours on end, the heart disease from daily steak & frites, the broken jaw and torn mouth from crusty French bread. Corvid19 would be a nice relief.
Ha! This cracked me up. Post Le Mans Tuesday back in work and suffering with all of the above + a case of typical Le Man sunburn.

LM24Nut

694 posts

20 months

Saturday 29th February
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kel176506 said:
Ha! This cracked me up. Post Le Mans Tuesday back in work and suffering with all of the above + a case of typical Le Man sunburn.
Corona virus Vs Red Sausage...I think we all know which one will win!

wsn03

1,527 posts

59 months

Saturday 29th February
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On my LinkedIn feed tonight

Genuine Barn Find

5,382 posts

173 months

Saturday 29th February
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wsn03 said:
On my LinkedIn feed tonight
Yep, and 13,000 of them were probably Wuhan residents who had previously been ‘welded up’ in their homes by the chinese authorities wink

RSTurboPaul

2,922 posts

216 months

Saturday 29th February
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BBC now reporting that France has banned indoor gatherings of over 5000 people:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51690657


wsn03

1,527 posts

59 months

Sunday 1st March
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Apparently Wuhan cases are declining since temperatures started to rise. Once the warm weather starts it is believed that the virus cant survive

blueg33

24,545 posts

182 months

Sunday 1st March
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RSTurboPaul said:
BBC now reporting that France has banned indoor gatherings of over 5000 people:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51690657
MIPIM postponed til June

lowdrag

10,817 posts

171 months

Sunday 1st March
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Correct, except that in one area north of Paris where the virus seems entrenched ALL gatherings have been banned. So this can happen in quite a localised way.

In the local paper today there is an interview with the ACO about the effect of the coronavirus. Remember that Le Mans is not just about the 24 Hour races - it is a daily business and at home I hear cars/bikes virtually every day if the wind is in the right direction. So, we have the Superbikes championship event in seven weeks, then the 24 hour bike race in April, and so on. The ACO have quite rightly said that they are not qualified to make a decision since it is a medical - and political - decision, so they will abide with what those specific bodies say. So, I shall continue to listen to the news and scan the paper every day, and if something comes up then I'll post on the subject again.

LawrieC

247 posts

62 months

Sunday 1st March
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Statistically, you have more chance of being killed by a snake.

But I know somebody, that knows somebody, that knows somebody that's got it

ellroy

6,366 posts

183 months

Sunday 1st March
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wsn03 said:
Apparently Wuhan cases are declining since temperatures started to rise. Once the warm weather starts it is believed that the virus cant survive
Someone said it’s less about the warmth and more about UV? No idea of true or not, but if so living like a feral beast in the wild for a week for once might actually have a health benefit....

lowdrag

10,817 posts

171 months

Sunday 1st March
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I'll join them then. In our garden this afternoon,


gt6

1,351 posts

143 months

Sunday 1st March
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i hear the Paris half marathon also cancelled

LawrieC

247 posts

62 months

Sunday 1st March
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Deer? Fresh meat in the garden beats my stock of tins of corned beef, beans and rice pudding for when we're all quarantined. biggrin