24 Hours of Le Mans: Qualifying Provides First Real Impression of Racing Performance
Understatement of the century: the 24 Hours of Le Mans is important.
A whole year of research & development, testing, simulation, modelling, racing, training, and preparation is invested for just one day of glory.
Up to this point, testing has given the race teams a chance to prepare their vehicles, iron out any kinks, and to also closely study the progress and performance of their opponents. Some teams might even be sandbagging, concealing the true performance of their race car in hopes to gain the element of surprise on race day.
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However, the shadowboxing is over. By qualifying, everything is out in the open and race teams receive the first real impression of where they truly stand. From LMP1, LMP2, to GTE-Pro, and GTE-Am, here are the teams you have to keep your eyes on for the weekend's showdown.
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