RE: 7 reasons to be at Le Mans 2020

RE: 7 reasons to be at Le Mans 2020

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DoubleD

10,955 posts

60 months

Monday 16th March
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Can we keep the virus stuff for the other million threads about it!

rev-erend

20,244 posts

236 months

Monday 16th March
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So do we think Le Mans will be delayed or just cancelled.

Such a shame for all the teams involved if its outright cancelled.

Tyre Smoke

13,518 posts

213 months

Monday 16th March
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I really hope it goes ahead. I think the virus will have peaked across Europe by then.

paulyv

736 posts

75 months

Monday 16th March
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Will the issue not more likely be that if the event does go ahead with restrictions lifted, say, a month prior to June (only 3 months away) the teams in the coming 2 months may not have had opportunity to build, test, and the large number of other tasks it takes to prepare a competitive race car/team? Suppliers may well be affected in the same way. I'm unclear as to how much preparation there needs to be for Le Mans, but I had imagined quite a bit?

joema

2,397 posts

131 months

Monday 16th March
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Spa WEC is off in April now and I'm seriously wondering if they'll carry on with LM in June. I'm paying for my LM tickets. Worst case is they get transferred to the rescheduled event.


cookie1600

1,400 posts

113 months

Monday 16th March
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Some amazing acceleration times in here. Form zero to Covid-19 rage in half a dozen posts......

//j17

3,380 posts

175 months

Monday 16th March
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rev-erend said:
So do we think Le Mans will be delayed or just cancelled.
I'm going to conspiracy theory and say cancelled.

At the moment 2020 would be the 88th running of the race, making 2023 the 100th anniversay of the first race and the 91st running of the race. Cancel the 2020 race and you have the 100th anniversary and 90th running on the same year.

Augustus Windsock

1,962 posts

107 months

Monday 16th March
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Unfortunately I wasn’t going anyway but my local GP advised that because I have a degenerative lung condition it would be wise not to go. Or the Pravtical Classic Restoration Show
Ploughing through the interweb I did find this on a USA science site;
“So far, the new coronavirus has led to more than 100,000 illnesses and more than 3,000 deaths worldwide. But that's nothing compared with the flu, also called influenza. In the U.S. alone, the flu has caused an estimated 34 million illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
I agree about vaccines etc and this Covid19 doesn’t seem to have one as yet but I have to ask if it is any more dangerous than flu (bearing in mind we have flu vaccinations but still get high mortality rates, albeit I’m guessing it’s mainly vulnerable people like the very you, old and people with underlying conditions like mine)?
I’m guessing our politicians didn’t do history and cover the Great Plague. Interesting knowledge check for them, in 1665 a quaint little village near me, Eyam, got ravaged by bubonic plague and chose to self-isolate, not ship back residents from other infected places.
There’s going to be a lot of collateral damage because of the outbreak and any lockdowns, companies will go to the wall, people will lose jobs etc. I find it upsetting that people may lose their jobs through no fault of their own
Now I’m a keen sports fan but in the grand scheme of things I think it’s wise to avoid mass gatherings (and does the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee really think it will go ahead?). Our health is more important than being entertained but the balance with that is the impacts it might have on the lives that provide sport for our delectation
I think all the political parties should treat this as if it were war, pull together and make cohesive plans immediately, rather than inaction which is more likely to impact more of us
Got off my soapbox now and I genuinely hope LeMans, and other sporting events, do get to go ahead and fans get to enjoy it soon

DoubleD

10,955 posts

60 months

Monday 16th March
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Augustus Windsock said:
Lets keep virus chat to the other million threads
Good point I agree

FredericRobinson

1,981 posts

184 months

Monday 16th March
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Who on earth got to work this morning at PH and thought today was the right time to put out this article?

thegreenhell

6,616 posts

171 months

Monday 16th March
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ACO will make an announcement on April 15th whether the race will go ahead as planned or not.

https://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/april-decision...

TyrannosauRoss Lex

24,297 posts

164 months

Monday 16th March
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thegreenhell said:
ACO will make an announcement on April 15th whether the race will go ahead as planned or not.

https://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/april-decision...
If that decision is being made in April....it won't go ahead, I'm almost certain frown

icepop

1,147 posts

159 months

Monday 16th March
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mstrbkr said:
hothatchery7 said:
I’m not a tinfoil hat wearing guy and I don’t mean to disrespect anybody that has lost loved ones due to this. But for the 30000 deaths in the UK due to flu compared to this worldwide doesn’t equate to disaster to me. It’s hiding a a multitude of problems and is a distraction. One thing is for sure, a financial crash is coming.
The number of seasonal flu deaths exists even though there is a vaccine. Just think about how an illness worse than seasonal flu without a vaccine will spread throughout a population. The number will be higher than seasonal flu deaths.
From a doctor, earlier in the week. Herd immunity with no vaccine,could be catastrofic, hence the delay to school closures etc, with this virus it is thought to require a 70 % contraction rate, for herd immunity, which with our population is around 45 million cases, at 1% possible mortality rate is 450,000 deaths. not the best stratagy.

DoubleD

10,955 posts

60 months

Monday 16th March
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Its like when we were going through brexit, folk couldnt help themselves and felt the need to talk about it on every thread.

icepop

1,147 posts

159 months

Monday 16th March
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DoubleD said:
Its like when we were going through brexit, folk couldnt help themselves and felt the need to talk about it on every thread.
Yeah, but that ste didn't really matter, right lads back on yer 'eads.

gt6

1,258 posts

137 months

Tuesday 17th March
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There is one main reason we will be at Le Mans 2020, where else would we be? we are addicted and as yet no vaccine has been found that cures it. But even it it was we would not take it.

DoubleD

10,955 posts

60 months

Tuesday 17th March
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icepop said:
DoubleD said:
Its like when we were going through brexit, folk couldnt help themselves and felt the need to talk about it on every thread.
Yeah, but that ste didn't really matter, right lads back on yer 'eads.
The fortunes of the whole country over the next few generations certainly did matter, but not relevant on a Le Mans thread.

camel_landy

2,781 posts

135 months

Tuesday 17th March
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DoubleD said:
...but not relevant on a Le Mans thread.
Well, apart from there being a strong possibility of the race being postponed because of a certain bug going around at the moment!!

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DoubleD

10,955 posts

60 months

Tuesday 17th March
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camel_landy said:
DoubleD said:
...but not relevant on a Le Mans thread.
Well, apart from there being a strong possibility of the race being postponed because of a certain bug going around at the moment!!

M
Yep, but the boring details are for another thread. It might not take place is all that is relevant for this thread.

Jack Mansfield

3,208 posts

42 months

PH Community Bloke

PH STAFF

Tuesday 17th March
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Just as an FYI to everyone, we've updated the article with a paragraph around Coronavirus, so please do have a read.

Thank you.