Officially endorsed by the ACO, 24 Hour Race Technology provides an annual review of the engineering spectacle that is Le Mans, highlighting why certain technologies are to the fore. Both Prototype and GT cars are analysed in depth in this uniquely focused appraisal of the world’s greatest twice-around-the-clock race, revealing many secrets of performance.
- Intro: THE EDITOR - The ACO’s proposal to cut costs in LM P1 will hopefully encourage new manufacturers into the series
- Grid: IN THE NEWS- A rare insight into LM P1 aero ideas that weren’t allowed, how the new LM P2 chassis designs measured up, and more…
- In Conversation: DAVE ‘BEAKY’ SIMS - Anne Proffit talks to the motorsport veteran, who reflects on his career and looks forward to the future
- Dossier: PORSCHE 911 RSR (LM GTE) - After more than 50 years with its engine in the rear, the new 911 GT now features a mid-engined layout. Lawrence Butcher reports
- Insight: LM P AERO - What were the key areas of aerodynamic innovation by Porsche and Toyota in 2017? Paolo Catone casts his eye over the details
- Special Investigation: LM P2 TYRE SIMULATION - Analysing tyre behaviour, Andrea Quintarelli discusses the practicalities of tyre choice in LM P2
- Technical Review: LM P1 - Lawrence Butcher quizzes the technical brains behind the leading 2017 Le Mans teams about how they found scope for improved performance
- Performance Evaluation: LE MANS PROTOTYPES - Paolo Catone dissects the Le Mans 2017 lap time data for the Porsche and Toyota contenders
- Insight: TYRE MODELLING - Andrea Quintarelli details the empirical approach to modelling and therefore predicting racecar tyre behaviour
- APPENDIX - We explain the various series in endurance racing, and their rules and regulations
- SUPPLIER DIRECTORY - Our listing of companies offering products and services to the endurance race technology community
- PS: FRONT ENGINE FORAY - Porsche’s Le Mans successes tend to call to mind mid- or rear-engined cars, but what about the 924?