At exactly 9:00 PM (Philippine Time) on June 13, the 83rd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours will get the green light. But of the 56 (or 55 after the No. 63 Corvette C7R crashed out in Qualifying) cars on the grid, do you really know who’s in the lead?
That’s where Andy Blackmore of SpotterGuides.com comes in.
As far as anyone could remember, Andy has been designing race car liveries as a profession. In his free time, he creates Spotter guides for Formula 1, DTM, and Le Mans to help regular guys like you and me follow the action on track. And this is his latest artwork.
The ‘NISMO Spotter Guide – 2015 24 Heures du Mans’ features all 56 entries and their matching unique liveries for this year’s race. It includes details such as Race Number and Class, Driver and Nationality, Team Name and Nationality, and Chassis and Engine combo. Andy even went as far as to include the Teams’ official Twitter handle so you can follow them as the race goes on.
As it’s sponsored by NISMO, the last page contains a detailed infographic about the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO and its drivers, and which of the 19 LMP2 contenders are powered by Nissan engines.
But of all the 56, the machine you should really keep an eye on is the black No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid which set a new qualifying lap record of 3 minutes 16.887 with Neel Jani behind the wheel. He’s followed on he grid by the other 2 Porsche 919s in 2nd and 3rd, while the 3 Audi R18s will start the race in 4th, 5th, and 6th places. The Toyota TS040s qualified 7th and 8th. Sadly, the Nissan GT-R LMs are down in 12th, 13th, and 15th overall.
And if you’re following LMP2, we’re putting all our money on the No. 47 KCMG Oreca 05-Nissan that qualified on pole in class and 14th overall.