• Jun 13, 2009
2009 24 Hours of LeMans Start - Click above for a high-res image gallery

The green flag dropped a few moments ago on one of the hottest days in Le Mans history. The No. 8 and 7 Peugeots are in the top two slots, followed by McNish in the Audi R15. We're assembling a few galleries from yesterday's Driver Parade and our walk through the pits this morning, so stay tuned for more live action from LeMans.

UPDATE: The No. 3 Audi, piloted by Premat, during its third lap, although it didn't hit the wall. Damage seems minimal.

UPDATE 2: The Audis are trailing the Peugeots by between 3-4 seconds a lap.

UPDATE 3
: Gallery of the start added. Best noises: Corvette rumble and Aston P1 high-pitched shriek.

UPDATE 4: The safety car is out after the Pescarolo Peugeot hit the works Peugeot in the pits. The tire is shredded, debris has coated the track and undoubtedly, the guy the waved the Peugeot out is being berated as you read this.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      There are japanese teams driving Porsches and Lamborghinis. Why no LeMans entries from Nissan or Acura?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just hope Peugeot wins this time! xD
      • 5 Years Ago
      heress a bunch of streams (some require softwere)

      http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=41436&part=sports
      • 5 Years Ago
      They just mentioned on the SPEED broadcast that the entire race is being streamed on their website.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unless something changes, Peugeot are comfortably ahead.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yup, just like the last two years, 21 hours is a long time, and Peugeot has a history of letting themselves down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT1 entries are thin on the ground this year...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lets go Aston Martin and Audi! I love le mans :).

      Anyone know where to watch this online?
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's just no excuse for those cars hitting in the pits like that.

      Peugeot must not be that serious about winning if they can't be bothered to communicate with their satellite team that's RIGHT NEXT TO THEM!