Brendon Hartley, Ryan Dalziel and Scott Sharp won the 20th Petit Le Mans, but only after their ESM Nissan teammates and an Action Express Racing Cadillac were served penalties in the final half hour.
Pipo Derani in the No. 22 ESM Nissan was adjudged to blame for sending Ryan Briscoe’s Ford GT off course while holding the lead and received a drive-through penalty.
Meanwhile, Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 5 AXR Cadillac was issued a stop-and-hold penalty for ushering teammate Dane Cameron off the track during the final restart. He then had to serve another drive-through penalty for responding too late to the one before.
On Oct. 15, Artcurial will hold an auction at Mercedes-Benz’s French headquarters in Paris, with the whole catalogue fully dedicated to the three-pointed star. Among the 50-odd lots on offer, there are great classics, modern collector cars, and today’s supercars.
A Ferrari F2001 raced in period by Michael Schumacher will be among the headline offerings at the 2017 RM Sotheby’s New York auction, scheduled for Nov. 16 at Sotheby’s headquarters in Manhattan.
RM Sotheby’s said the Ferrari F2001, chassis 211, is the “most important modern Formula 1 race car and is amongst the most significant and most valuable competition cars in any collection worldwide.” The F2001, which contested the 2001 Formula 1 World Championship, is the car in which seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher won the last of his five Monaco victories and in which he secured his fourth world title, with victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Chassis 211 is expected to fetch well in excess of $4 million.
Few racing cars conjure up an image and awake the emotion in me quite the same way as the Porsche 935. It debuted in 1975 and was the scourge of its competitors until the mid-1980's. Even in the Camel and Winston GTs alone, various 935 types won 65 races and four championship titles. The typical 935 was essentially a 930 turbo. According to regulations, the 935 had to use the road car's basic shape and floor plan.
Racing simulators comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes depending on how much money you want to spend. A few hundred bucks will get you a nice off-the-shelf steering wheel, while a few hundred thousand will get you a complete motion-ready F1 cockpit with three screens and a seriously immersive experience.
But just how much do you get for your money? WTF1 made a nice video comparing racing simulators of various prices, starting from a reasonable $1300 setup all the way to a $1.3 million dollar system.