View Full Version : How do you tackle Le Mans in Thunderstorm/ Storm/ Heavy rain?

28-01-2018, 19:56
I can manage a couple of puddles (Like at Bathurst :p) ... but all of the back stretch is basically flooded between the two chicanes, Mulsanne Corner and the Porsche Curves. :(
So how do you do it? Any tips? :confused:

(And, no - I refuse to use the Bronco or the Funhaver, and I'm out of canoes.)


28-01-2018, 23:08
Raise the ride height and drive as fast as you can through it.
Hang on for dear life.
Because on the other side, there is grip.

29-01-2018, 08:42
lol, don't go against the flow!

29-01-2018, 09:30
So how do you do it? Any tips? :confused:

Zen meditation, a week of fasting, bikram yoga, mosque on Friday, synagogue on Saturday and church on Sunday.
Just to cover all the bases.

29-01-2018, 09:56
Even with ride height at max and your soul at rest it's nearly impossible to traverse all the agressive puddles at Mulsanne.
There's at least 20 of them between the chicanes, with no obvious race line. :confused:

29-01-2018, 10:28
There's no escaping it.
In an LMP2 car the puddles approach too fast to dodge, but slow enough for you to see it at the last moment.
Gives you just enough time to pucker up.

Maybe I'll try a sacrificial lamb next time.

29-01-2018, 11:45
It would seem that the guy in charge of puddle placing was a bit too eager on poor Le Mans.

Even old classic Spa only has two major puddles (just checked) - so it's manageable in the rain.
Who needs Le Mans anyway - it's basically an obscure and pretty unknown track.... right? :confusion:

29-01-2018, 13:57
I avoid thunderstorms like the plague.....for me, through a red flag in there. no racing conditions.