2014 Le Mans – Friday Pit Walk (June 13)

For the Friday Pit Walk, the Select Motor Tours bus picked us up around 9.30 am from La Ferte Bernard. Race car fans from all over the world were on the bus, including from my home country Australia. Also, met the president of the Mark Webber Fan Club. About 45 minutes later we arrived at Le Mans and the bus parked in the coach parking area near the main entrance to the track. We had until 3.30 pm for the Pit Walk, then the bus would take us to the Le Mans city center for the Drivers Parade, then back to the hotel around 9 pm. Hope you like the photos.

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8843)Beautiful blue sunny skies greeted race fans for the Pit Walk at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/8, 1/125, ISO 100)

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The Le Mans Winners Plaque at the base of the 24 Hours display (Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8837)The Pit Walk took place on the other side of the front straight stands on the inside of the track (Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/8, 1/125, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3307)On my way to the Pit Walk was greeted by some friendly promotional girls (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8798)The “sea” of people as far as you could see down pit lane. It was amazing how many people were at the Pit Walk. Took a while to get from one end of the pit lane to the other and to get near the pits for photos of the garages (Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/16, 1/60, ISO 400)

2014 Le Mans (222A3320)Decided to walk to the other end of the pit lane, hoping the crowd of people would be less, then walk back for shots of the cars in the garages. When I got to the other end of the pit lane was greeted by the “Michelin Man” (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/8000, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3311)Finally was able to get close enough to take some shots of the cars in the pit garages. Here’s the #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Ligier JS P-Nissan being worked on by mechanics (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/160, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3355)Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 E-tron Quattro in the garage with front nose end-plate in position (Canon 70-200mm, f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 160)

2014 Le Mans (222A3381)#73 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7 being worked on by mechanics (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 105mm, f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3438)#62 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia ready for action (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 110mm, f/2.8, 1/125, ISO 160)

2014 Le Mans (222A3404)Front nose panel of the #20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/160, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3424)Looking down the pit lane (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/16, 1/160, ISO 400)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8826)On my way from leaving the Pit Walk, took a quick photo of the Audi Safety Car (Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/1.2/ 1/4000, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8847)On my way back to the the Tour Bus, saw a display model of the Porsche 919 Hybrid (Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/1.2/ 1/8000, ISO 100)

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