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24 Hour Race Technology - Volumes 1 - 12

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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.


Volume 1 contents include:

  • 2007 Technical Topics
  • The Technology of the Peugeot Diesel LMP1 car
  • The Technology of the Aston Martin LM GT1 car
  • Inside the 24 Hour Racing Engine
  • The Prototype Performance Envelope
  • Diesel versus Gasoline dossier
  • Porsche 911: The new 977-based LM GT2 car
  • 24 Hour Race Paddock: Key engineers & component suppliers


Volume 2 contents include:

  • Development of the Peugeot 908
  • The new Lola-Aston Martin Coupe for LMP1
  • Technology of the new generation Coupes
  • Inside information on the Corvette GT1
  • The Technology of the Porsche GT2
  • 2008 Technical Topics
  • 24 Hour Race Paddock: Key engineers and component suppliers


Volume 3 contents include:

  • Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP victorious at last
  • Gasoline v Diesel – the equality battle
  • Audi R15: A fresh start
  • Nissan GTR: Race to road
  • Aston Martin celebrates 50 years
  • Ferrari’s LM GT2 domination
  • Newcomers: BMW M3 & Honda Acura
  • Paddock: Engineering who’s who


Volume 4 contents include:

  • Predictions of Peugeot’s supremacy proved premature
  • Major players discuss their 24-hour engine durability
  • Zytek LM P1: Racing car profile
  • Suspension: The vital link between car and tyre
  • HPD LM P2: Reigning ALMS champion Highcroft Racing
  • Driver Support: What drivers need to survive the race
  • Corvette LM GT2: The move from GT1 to GT2
  • Transmission: Requirements of the 24-hour gearbox
  • Paddock: Who’s who in 24-hour race engineering
  • PS: 20 years ago Toyota took a major step…


Volume 5 contents include:

  • Intro: The FIA and the ACO tie-up
  • Grid: Porsche in 2014 and Delta Wing in 2012 Le Mans
  • Audi LM P1: Audi’s preparations paid off on the podium
  • Designing a petrol engine for LM P1 by Oliver Allan
  • Transmissions: Improving the transmission durability
  • Hope Racing LM P1 Hybrid: Flywheel-based hybrid report
  • Prototypes: Ingredients for a 21st century chassis
  • Robertson Racing Ford GT: Family-owned team on podium
  • Le Mans 2011: A review of this year’s race & suppliers
  • Audi and LM-GTP: Recalling the late 1990s Audi R8C


Volume 6 contents include:

  • Intro: There is no other race that compares
  • Grid: The latest news from the pit lane
  • DeltaWing: How the car was designed and developed
  • What the Le Mans 24HR is like for team personnel
  • Key developments in electrical and electronic systems
  • Toyota TS030: The story of their return to Le Mans
  • The design & manufacture techniques and technologies
  • Aston Martin Vantage GTE: The development work
  • The LM 24HRs requires some specific technologies
  • 24HR Directory: The endurance racer’s resource


Volume 7 contents include:

  • Intro: The Editor - A race like no other 
  • Grid: In The News - The latest technical news from the world of endurance racing. 
  • Dossier: HPD ARX03c - Lawrence Butcher investigates the story behind Strakka Racing’s privateer LM P1 racer 
  • Insight: Aerodynamics - Paolo Catone analyses the aerodynamic demands of Le Mans 32
  • Digest: Porsche 911 RSR - Lawrence Butcher outlines the aerodynamic and chassis developments of Porsche’s new 911 
  • Review: Powertrain - A look at the latest engine developments at Le Mans 2013
  • Focus: SUSPENSION - Jon Scoltock gives an in depth overview of sportscar suspension systems 
  • Profile: SRT Viper GTE - Anne Proffit investigates the return of a Le Mans legend
  • Focus: Driver aids - Anne Proffit reports on some of the latest electronic aids developed for sportscar drivers 
  • Paddock - A round up of the runners and riders in the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours
  • 24 Hour Race Technology Directory - The endurance racer’s resource 
  • PS: They’re Back! - Porsche are coming, and Audi and Toyota cannot afford to underestimate them


Volume 8 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - Audi triumphs, Corvette brings a new racer to GTE 
  • Insight: STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY - Paolo Catone’s take on the strategy and technology of LM P1 
  • In Conversation: THOMAS LAUDENBACH - Audi’s head of electronics and hybrid systems gives an insight in to challenges of Le Man 
  • Digest: AUDI R18 - Christopher Reinke on Audi’s winning car 
  • Digest: PORSCHE 919 HYBRID - Alex Hitzinger talks about Porsche’s new challenger 
  • Focus: POWERTRAIN - Lawrence Butcher looks at powertrain innovation at Le Mans 
  • Profile: ZEOD - The first car to complete an Electrical Vehicle lap of Le Mans examined 
  • Focus: CHASSIS - What does it take to build a chassis for Le Mans? 
  • Profile: STRAKKA-DOME S103 - The newest LM P2 on the block investigated 
  • Directory - The endurance racer’s resource 
  • PS - The legend of the Carrera


Volume 9 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR 
  • Grid - The latest news from the world of endurance racing 
  • Dossier: SMP RACING BR 01 - New for 2015 LM P2 car, penned by Peugeot 908 designer Paolo Catone, is dissected 
  • Focus: TESTING AND SIMULATION - The complex world of off track testing and driver-in-the-loop simulation investigated 
  • Technical Review: LM P1 - 2015 was a year of impressive developments among the manufacturers in LM P1 
  • Insight: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS - Paolo Catone investigates where the leading teams gained and lost at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours 
  • Insight: AERODYNAMICS - In-depth analysis of the key aerodynamic developments in LM P1 
  • Profile: XTRAC 1159 TRANSMISSION - What goes into building a modern endurance racing gearbox? Stewart Mitchell finds out 
  • Insight: PORSCHE SUSPENSION - Andrea Quintarelli simulates Porsche’s innovative LM P suspension system 
  • Profile: SCG 003C - Stewart Mitchell looks at this one-off, road going GT racer 
  • PS : LAST TIME AROUND - Lawrence Butcher looks back on Nissan’s previous Le Mans efforts

Volume 10 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - The Le Mans 24 Hours of 2016 certainly didn’t disappoint, not only in the LM P1 class but GTE as well 
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - Early details of some of the latest changes in ERS energy allowance, and a damper development which gives engineers an ‘as and when’ option for extra functionality 
  • Dossier: FORD GT - The Ford GT is a prime example of what can be achieved when multiple motorsport specialists pull together. Lawrence Butcher reports 
  • Insight: TRANSMISSIONS - Teams want transmissions with greater durability and less weight. Lawrence Butcher explains how manufacturers are achieving that 
  • Technical Review: LE MANS 2016 - Lawrence Butcher looks at some of the more interesting powertrain and chassis details of the Audi, Porsche and Toyota Le Mans contenders 
  • Insight: LM P1 2016 AERODYNAMICS - Paolo Catone, designer of the Peugeot 908 and BR 01 LM P cars, looks at some of the aerodynamic highlights in the top Prototype class 
  • Analysis: LE MANS 2016 PERFORMANCE - Victory at Le Mans is not just a question of outright pace – strategy and reliability also play key roles, as Paolo Catone shows 
  • Insight: LM P1 PRIVATEERS - In recent years, LM P1 privateer teams have struggled to get near the pace of the works manufacturers. Vehicle dynamics engineer and simulation expert Andrea Qunitarelli examines some of the potential reasons for this 
  • Appendix - The championships, class structures and key regulations in the World Endurance Championship 
  • PS: FORD’S FIRST GT - Victory for the Blue Oval and its partners in the GTE class at the 2016 Le Mans recalls the contrasting development of the original GT40 in the 1960s

Volume 11 contents include:

  • 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?

**To be published August 2018**

Volume 12 contents include:

  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - Details of the ACO’s new LM P1 regulations, how Dunlop develops its tyres for LM P2, and the changes made by Porsche for its 2018 Gen 2 Cup 911 
  • In Conversation: IAIN WATT - Action Express Racing’s technical director tells Anne Proffit how the team’s IMSA successes can be put down to having a small but expert team 
  • Dossier: GINETTA G60 LT P1 - Developing a racecar for LM P1 is a test of any motorsport company’s skills – even more so when it’s a first attempt. Lawrence Butcher reports 
  • TECHNICAL REVIEW - Paolo Catone reports on the statistics that made the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours one to remember for Toyota, and investigates the mechanical approaches taken by each LM P1 contender 
  • Digest: ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE - The name may not have changed but this is an entirely new beast. Lawrence Butcher reports on its development 
  • Insight: IMSA DPi vs INDYCAR - Anne Proffit asks driver Juan-Pablo Montoya and engineer Raul Prados to compare their current Acura Prototype with an Indy car 
  • Focus: COMPOSITES - Peter Donaldson examines the role played by composite materials in endurance racing 
  • Profile: BMW M8 GTE - How do you develop an endurance racer before the road-going version is released? Lawrence Butcher finds out 
  • Retrospective: PEUGEOT 908 TRANSMISSION - Lawrence Butcher charts the development of the Le Mans version of this diesel V12’s transmission system 
  • Appendix - The structure of the WEC, the LM P1 regulations and who’s racing what and when in 2018-19 
  • Supplier directory - Our listing of the companies providing products and services to the endurance racing community 
  • PS: EVERY EVENTUALITY - We provide an insight into how Toyota’s preparations for the WEC have changed over the years

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