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Le Mans 24h winner predictions - 2013 edition


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Poll: Le Mans 24h winner predictions - 2013 edition (71 member(s) have cast votes)

Winner overall?

  1. AUDI Sport Team Joest (48 votes [67.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.61%

  2. TOYOTA Racing (23 votes [32.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.39%

  3. One of the LMP1 privateers (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. One of the LMP2s (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. One of the LMGTEs (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Pick the cars that will be featured on the top 3 overall podium - PICK THREE PLEASE

  1. #1 AUDI Sport Team Joest (47 votes [26.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.40%

  2. #2 AUDI Sport Team Joest (39 votes [21.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.91%

  3. #3 AUDI Sport Team Joest (24 votes [13.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.48%

  4. #7 TOYOTA Racing (37 votes [20.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.79%

  5. #8 TOYOTA Racing (24 votes [13.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.48%

  6. #12 Rebellion Racing (5 votes [2.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.81%

  7. #13 Rebellion Racing (1 votes [0.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.56%

  8. #21 Strakka Racing (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. OTHER (1 votes [0.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.56%

Winning make in LMGTE-PRO?

  1. ASTON MARTIN (Aston Martin Racing) (21 votes [29.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.58%

  2. CHEVROLET CORVETTE (Corvette Racing) (21 votes [29.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.58%

  3. FERRARI (AF Corse, JMW Motorsport) (17 votes [23.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.94%

  4. PORSCHE (Porsche AG Manthey) (4 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  5. SRT/CHRYSLER VIPER (SRT Motorsports) (8 votes [11.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.27%

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#1 SonnyViceR

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:58

Predictions, predictions. Only a little over two months left, we need to get the juices flowing.

There wasn't really room for LMP2 or GTE-AM on the poll so whatever.

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#2 jcbc3

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:23

Overall: Audi Team Joest
Top three: Audi #1, Audi#3, Toyota#8
Winner LMGTE-PRO: AF Corse

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I really don't have any idea which of the respective factory cars come home where, so I just plotted the three above in. And only now realising that I left out Audi#2 which is manned by TomK. Arrghhhh. :evil:
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Edited by jcbc3, 17 April 2013 - 12:26.


#3 joshb

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:31

Can see one of the Audis not finishing and a Toyota getting 3rd but I'd expect barring major problems Audis to have the pace.
I went for Corvette to win the GT battle but that's such a close category... could almost be anyones



#4 Richard T

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:51

This will be my first time at Le Mans! We will be camping at the "village on the curves".

I hope Toyota No.8 with Davidson but I think one of the Audis.
In GT it's more open and I think it will be between the factory Porsches and Aston Martins

#5 Red17

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 19:03

After seeing the late part of Silverstone I was convinced that Audi was so scared they produced a monster for this year.
Corvette to take the GT class mostly because I want Luca to get tired of being beaten by Chevys.

#6 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 21:15

Hard to say until the 13 Toyota is seen in competition, one should be at Spa but we won't fully know till we arrive in France.

Hopefully Starworks can get a budget together to do just the great race in LMP2 even though they had to pull out of the WEC after the Venezuelan money dried up.

As for GT the Aston's will be BoP'd before LM if the ACO has any sense after they crippled the Ferrari's too much and gave a big weight break to Aston, so it should be anyone's game.

#7 Afterburner

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 22:24

Audi is going to steamroll everyone... I really can't see another outcome. :lol:

Hopefully Starworks can get a budget together to do just the great race in LMP2 even though they had to pull out of the WEC after the Venezuelan money dried up.

I agree. Very sad to see defending champions unable to race like that. :well:

#8 George Costanza

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:16

Audi 1-2-3.

#9 Victor_RO

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:54

Hopefully Starworks can get a budget together to do just the great race in LMP2 even though they had to pull out of the WEC after the Venezuelan money dried up.


Too late, their Le Mans entry has officially been confirmed as having been withdrawn.

On the topic, I'm fully expecting all 5 factory cars to be going at it at a gigantic pace for the first half of the race, then niggles set in and someone stretches ahead. I'll be hoping that that car is one of the Toyotas. Dream podium would be 8 Toyota-7 Toyota-3 Audi. In GT it's going to be an Aston Martin walkover if their reliability holds out, but I'll be rooting for the Manthey Porsches.

#10 Earthling

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:13

Mark Webber with the Porsche team will win it.

#11 KTF1

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:44

Audi 1-2 with one of the Toyotas 3rd.
Aston Martin to win LMGTE-Pro.

#12 Haribo

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:53

Mark Webber with the Porsche team will win it.


Maybe in 2014 :D

#13 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:50

In GTE-Am I can't see anyone but the Astons winning it.

#14 V3TT3L

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:02

Prediction: a Ferrari GT3 Privateer will bump one of the LPM1 Audis or Toyotas

#15 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 15:49

Prediction: a Ferrari GT3 Privateer will bump one of the LPM1 Audis or Toyotas


Or even Vice Versa.

#16 DanardiF1

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 15:59

You forgot to add:

How long will the Garage #56 car last?

My answer is... I doubt it'll even start.

#17 ApexMouse

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 18:26

Prediction: a Ferrari GT3 Privateer will bump one of the LPM1 Audis or Toyotas


That would be difficult. There arent any gt3's in the race.

#18 V3TT3L

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 20:09

That would be difficult. There arent any gt3's in the race.

LM GTE Am

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#55 AF CORSE ITA FERRARI 458 ITALIA
#61 AF CORSE ITA FERRARI 458 ITALIA
#57 KROHN RACING USA FERRARI 458 ITALIA
#81 STAR MOTORSPORTS USA FERRARI 458 ITALIA


#19 ApexMouse

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 20:21

Errrr, yes?
http://en.wikipedia....#458_Italia_GT2
They are GT2. I expect an award for pedantry when mcnish bulldozes one in a brainfade, or some 50 year old banker nearly kills someone with one.

Edited by ApexMouse, 18 April 2013 - 20:23.


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#20 TimRTC

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 20:36

As a Toyata fan it saddens me to say I anticipate, unless there are serious technical or GT car related issues, an Audi lockout, their cars were so dominant at Silverstone. I would predict that Toyota might manage to pull back some of their late season 2012 form on the non-European WEC races later this year.

The Aston Martins were also very strong in the GT classes, only the #51 or #71 Ferraris are likely to pose any challenge there.

#21 Haribo

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 22:57

As a Toyata fan it saddens me to say I anticipate, unless there are serious technical or GT car related issues, an Audi lockout, their cars were so dominant at Silverstone. I would predict that Toyota might manage to pull back some of their late season 2012 form on the non-European WEC races later this year.

The Aston Martins were also very strong in the GT classes, only the #51 or #71 Ferraris are likely to pose any challenge there.


Don't forget that Toyota were running their 2012 car at Silverstone. The 2013 car debuts at Spa so should be closer on pace to the Audis.

#22 crooky369

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 23:01

Went for Audi overall. The fact they're testing four cars currently tells you how much money and resource they have so they'll be close to unbeatable. #2, #1 and #7 on the podium and I'm feeling a #2 win if Mcnish is now comfortable with the visibility of the Audi.

GT is hard because you don't know what the ACO will do with the BOP. I went for Aston Martin on their strong showing at Silverstone plus they're the only works team with three pro cars.

#23 DanardiF1

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 23:08

Went for Audi overall. The fact they're testing four cars currently tells you how much money and resource they have so they'll be close to unbeatable. #2, #1 and #7 on the podium and I'm feeling a #2 win if Mcnish is now comfortable with the visibility of the Audi.

GT is hard because you don't know what the ACO will do with the BOP. I went for Aston Martin on their strong showing at Silverstone plus they're the only works team with three pro cars.


Also shows to me just how seriously they are taking the 2 car effort of Toyota...

#24 kurski

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:12

Overall: Toyota Racing
Top three: Toyota #7, Audi#1, Toyota#8
Winner LMGTE-PRO: Corvette Racing

#25 V3TT3L

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:41

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#26 metz

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 15:44

:up: Go Rebellion!
:up: Go Nick!

For best of the rest. :smoking:

#27 ApexMouse

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 17:07

Suits nick really.

#28 F575 GTC

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 22:17

I'm going with the #2 Audi for overall victory, #12 Rebellion for best privateer P1, #24 OAK Racing for P2, #97 Aston for GTE-Pro and #50 Corvette for GTE-Am.

Would love to see Corvette or SRT take the GTE race but I think Aston might be too strong this year. P2 will basically be whoever has a clean run, lot's of cars in with a shot of winning that so long as they stay out of trouble. That'll be the class to watch in my opinion.

#29 V3TT3L

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:58

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Edited by V3TT3L, 30 April 2013 - 09:59.