As promised, We’re back with more pictures from the Qualifying practice sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi showed its hand as night fell on the French Circuit by snatching a rather comfortable pole position; it also swept the front row by having its three cars in the top three spots, leaving no breathing space for arch-rival Toyota. Enjoy the captioned photo blog of the session below.
One of eight LMP1 cars taking part in the event, this is Rebellion Racing‘s #13 Lola-Toyota.
Aston Martin Racing’s #99 V8 Vantage, it went quickest in the LMGTE Pro class ahead of its #97 sister car and Porsche’s #92 911 RSR.
Dark clouds approach the Circuit as night fall inched closer.
The fastest of the two TS030s, the #8 Toyota will be sharing the second row alongside Audi’s #3 R18 e-tron quattro.
The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro piloted by Lotterer, Fassler and Treluyer will start tomorrow’s race from P2.
Another shot of Rebellion Racing’s #13 Lola-Toyota.
The orange hue of sunset reflects on the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
A seen we will get used to during the race as cars from different categories bunch up on the circuit.
Toyota’s #7 TS030.
The #66 Ferrari 458 Italia of JMW Motorsport and Prince Abdulaziz Turki Alfaisal. The team couldn’t qualify more than 12th in the LMGTE Pro class after two disrupted qualifying sessions on Thursday night.
#51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia, the fastest of the Ferraris in the LMGTE Pro class.
Greaves Motorsport’s #42 Zytek-Nissan qualified 12th in the busy LMP2 category.
Aston Martin Racing’s #98 V8 Vantage pipped Porsche AG’s 911 RSR for second place on the LMGTE Pro starting grid.
The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro looking all sinister.
JMW Motorsport’s Ferrari on the curvy section of the Circuit de la Sarthe.
KCMG’s #47 Morgan-Nissan glowing at night.
Greaves Motorsport’s Caterham-sponsored #41 Zytek-Nissan.
JMW Motorsport’s Ferrari 458 is easily recognizable thanks to its flashy yellow color.
An off moment for the #13 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota.
DKR Engineering’s #49 Judd-powered Lola.
The beautiful #3 Audi R18 e-tron quattro in daylight.
The second-quickest LMP2 race car, G-Drive Racing’s #26 Oreca-Nissan chased by a Toyota TS030.
Level 5 Motorsport’s HPD-Honda.
#51 AF Corse Ferrari tackles the circuit at night…
… followed by the #96 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Darkness makes visibility much harder for drivers, but the cooler night temperatures should help them keep focus.
Toyota’s #8 TS030 bursts through the night like a knife through butter.