It's postponed!

It's postponed!

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wsn03

1,256 posts

56 months

Thursday 23rd April
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Tyre Smoke said:
November won't bother me, we are in a centrally heated caravan, but I imagine it will decimate tent dwellers. Wet and cold in a damp tent? No ta.
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It will decimate fan numbers and the unique atmosphere too, hence I'll give it a miss and watch it on tv - at least I'll get to see more of the race itself

Tyre Smoke

14,586 posts

216 months

Thursday 23rd April
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There will be an awfully large part of the race in the dark if it's November.

chasingracecars

1,666 posts

52 months

Thursday 23rd April
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Tyre Smoke said:
There will be an awfully large part of the race in the dark if it's November.
Might even be a night start if it’s at 4pm!!!

wsn03

1,256 posts

56 months

Thursday 23rd April
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Im already changing my mind and thinking I'll still go even in November.

Vette_1978

3,047 posts

177 months

Thursday 23rd April
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A few of our group will travel regardless whenever it’s on, I’d be there November for sure.

LawrieC

187 posts

59 months

Thursday 23rd April
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After 34 years it'd be daft not to go, if I'm allowed, but I'll miss the weather and the "longest day" effect.

They need to get this vaccine off the ground beforehand. Not impossible

vincegail

2,169 posts

110 months

Thursday 23rd April
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With a very large part of the fun of Le Mans being just sitting in my chair, drinking beer or vin rouge and having french cheese while enjoying the sun on my face, I think I'll give a November race a miss.
If that happens, I'll organise a Le Mans weekend at my place with beer, vin rouge and cheese, and a nice warm place to watch Eurosport.
For good measures I'll install my gazebo on the balcony, so whoever wants to endure the outdoors is free to do that.

eps

5,133 posts

224 months

Friday 24th April
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I might have to upgrade my sleeping bag!!!

Printertosh

539 posts

123 months

Friday 24th April
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If they run it in November there won't be a problem of any trees getting in the way of the viewing evilrofl

Tyre Smoke

14,586 posts

216 months

Friday 24th April
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Are the ACO really that pig headed to run the race in November in the cold and rain? Apart from the hours and hours of dark running, there will be a high chance of repeating rain or even sleet meaning long safety car periods. Plus trying to switch on tyres in the cold.Couple that with a massive reduction in spectators and it makes no sense at all.

LawrieC

187 posts

59 months

Friday 24th April
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Its part pigheadedness, and part economic necessity.

But the "just sitting in my chair, drinking beer or vin rouge and having french cheese while enjoying the sun on my face", is half the fun, and will be available in the UK, with last years race in full from youtube. Not so sure about the French cheese though

Edited by LawrieC on Friday 24th April 12:13

WonkeyDonkey

898 posts

58 months

Friday 24th April
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If I could afford to get a motor home I'd be up for le mans in November.

But as a budget tent dweller I don't think I'd be brave enough. What time would sunset be? Around 5pm? Makes a very long night!

Kev_Mk3

1,828 posts

50 months

Friday 24th April
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WonkeyDonkey said:
If I could afford to get a motor home I'd be up for le mans in November.

But as a budget tent dweller I don't think I'd be brave enough. What time would sunset be? Around 5pm? Makes a very long night!
Believe me you dont want to be in a tent.

Saying that I was there in December and it was mild last year. Usually its baltic though.

Tyre Smoke

14,586 posts

216 months

Friday 24th April
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Was in the caravan at Silverstone in September. It was cold at night outside. There were a considerable number of envious looks at our van.

Le Mans in November under canvas will only be for the foolhardy or brave!

Vette_1978

3,047 posts

177 months

Friday 24th April
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What month is it possible to get some frost on the ground in Le Mans? I couldn't imagine slow zones being activated so the gritters could come out.

gt6

1,311 posts

140 months

Friday 24th April
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that is a wonderful thought, if it snows hard, would said gritter lorry be classified or even win
Friday 24th April
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Sounds like our group is on the verge of "cancelling"...it'll be interesting to see how that plays out.

LawrieC

187 posts

59 months

Friday 24th April
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Whilst the ACO live in hope, they need a miracle

zippyprorider

723 posts

161 months

Friday 24th April
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Won’t happen but I’d go any month it’s on and stay in a tent, don’t bother me at all 👍

Red Firecracker

5,155 posts

182 months

Friday 24th April
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LawrieC said:
Whilst the ACO live in hope, they need a miracle
They want somebody else to make the decision so they aren't seen as the bad guys and be financially liable. I can see them postponing and postponing and postponing until it becomes completely impossible to fit the race into the new Hypercar season.