Ten years ago I packed my big Corvette team trolley bag in my Detroit apartment and headed off to Le Mans for the first time. I remember packing and repacking all of my stuff, a mix of fear and excitement to go to the one race I had spent my entire life thinking about. I really never thought I’d be able to attend, let alone from inside a pit box.
As it turns out, our team had plenty to be nervous about, what with the Prodrive Ferraris coming out stronger than ever at Sebring and our cars featuring a one-off non-yellow paint job that made more than a few people feel we had a made a deal with the devil. Those fears were well-founded, as even a podium finish was (is) considered a loss for the factory team. But, it did make 2004’s win even better.
This year I have another installment in a lazy man’s most thrilling 24 hours: the 24 Hours of Le Mans couch kit. I use this as my home base for all the web streaming, entry lists, twitter lists and anything else that gets me through my favorite motor race of the year.
(Note: this page updates frequently as links head back to the garage for repair. If you have a new link or comment, leave it in comments.)
Start time: 3PM CEST (9AM Eastern), Saturday June 22
US TV Coverage: Speed’s coverage of the race is primarily on its TV channel, with only a few breaks to cover the necessary NASCAR stuff (incidentally, a double-header for road racing: Nationwide at Road America and Cup at Sears Point). During the times when they’re not on air, they offer coverage on Speed.com. The full schedule:
(all times Eastern)
TV / Web Streaming:
Timing / Scoring:
Phone / Mobile apps:
Twitter / Facebook
Other Useful Info:
(Photos from Audi Sport)
Bonus feature: ‘The Making of Le Mans’