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24 Hour Race Technology - Volumes 1 - 13

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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:

  • Special Investigation: LMP SPEED - The prototype performance envelope
  • Profile: PEUGEOT 908 - Exclusive details of the new coupe
  • Dossier: Diesel versus Gasoline - John Judd is developing both types
  • Insight: AER V8 TURBO - Designing a new LM1 gasoline engine
  • Short Take: PORSCHE 911 - The new 977-based LM GT2 car
  • Profile: ASTON MARTIN DBR9 - Inside the charismatic GT contender
  • GRID - Le Mans Techno Topics
  • LE MANS PADDOCK - Who is who in Le Mans car engineering
  • PS: LOLA T70 - A pioneering coupe

Volume 2 contents include:

  • Dossier: PEUGEOT 908 V12 HDI FAP - The development of the quickest ever Le Mans car
  • Insight: CORVETTE C6.R V8 GT1 - Flexing American muscle in France
  • Profile: LOLA-ASTON MARTIN V12 - The quickest gasoline car of Le Mans 2008
  • Special Investigation: THE NEW SHAPE OF PROTOTYPE RACING - The technology of the fabulous coupes
  • Dossier: PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR F6 - Racing the time honoured GT contender
  • GRID - Le Mans Techno Topics
  • LE MANS PADDOCK - Who is who in Le Mans car engineering
  • PS: SAUBER-MERCEDES - A Le Mans legend

Volume 3 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - Are the elephants becoming extinct?
  • Upfront: GRID - With new teams and old teams in new classes, the times arecertainly changing.
  • Insight: PEUGEOT - Victorious At Last – the Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP lifts the Le Mans 24 Hour crown.
  • Dossier: GASOLINE VERSUS DIESEL - The Battle For Equality – the old question of petrol versusdiesel rages on.
  • Dossier: AUDI R15 - A Fresh Start – the new Audi R15 showed great promise.
  • Insight: RACE TO ROAD (NISSAN GTR) - Flying Like The Wind – inside the new Nissan R35 GTR.
  • Insight: ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATION - Promising Anniversary Return – Aston Martin shines againafter 50 years.
  • Insight: FERRARI - The Dominator – Ferrari’s domination of the LM GT2 classwas complete.
  • Insight: BMW & HPD - Two newcomers, the BMW M3 and Honda Acura, make a strong showing.
  • PADDOCK - Who is who in Le Mans car engineering.
  • PS: TOYOTA NOSE DIFFUSER - How important the nose diffuser is.

Volume 4 contents include:

  • INTRO: THE EDITOR - The era of the turbodiesel Titans has now ended: what is the future for the world’s greatest endurance race?
  • GRID - New rules for 2011 will put the emphasis on Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS): we explain how and why
  • Analysis: THE BALANCE OF POWER - Predictions of Peugeot’s supremacy over Audi at Le Mans have proved premature, writes Peter Elleray. But 2011 could be different…
  • Insight: ENGINE DURABILITY - Wayne Ward talks to some of the major players about their approaches to 24-hour race engine durability
  • Profile: ZYTEK LM P1 - What are the factors that make the Zytek competitive enough to have attracted a driver of Nigel Mansell’s calibre to its cockpit?
  • Insight: SUSPENSION - We investigate the vital link between the Le Mans car and the four contact patches upon which its performance relies
  • Profile: HPD LM P2 - Anne Proffit reports on how reigning ALMS champion Highcroft Racing fared in its first LM P2 outing at Le Mans
  • Insight: DRIVER SUPPORT - Anne Proffit investigates the support systems that drivers need to survive a race that runs twice around the clock
  • Profile: CORVETTE GT2 - Anne Proffit investigates what happened when a top GT1 team moved down to the hotly contested GT2 arena
  • Insight: TRANSMISSION - Each year Le Mans sees a number of ‘transmission’ issues. John Coxon considers the requirements of the 24-hour gearbox.
  • PADDOCK - Who’s who in the world of 24-hour race engineering in 2011, including the manufacturer and private outfits
  • PS: TOYOTA 20 YEARS AGO - Toyota has unfinished business at Le Mans. 20 years ago its 24-hour programme took a major step

Volume 5 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - The tie-up between the FIA and the ACO heralds a new golden age for Sportscar racing
  • GRID - Porsche confirms it will field a works-run LM P1 Prototype in 2014, radical Delta Wing to make 2012 Le Mans debut, Nurburgring 24-hour report, and more…
  • Dossier: AUDI LM P1 - Anne Proffit reports on how Audi’s preparations for this year’s LM P1 race paid off on the podium
  • Insight: LE MANS ENGINES - What are the guiding factors in designing a petrol race engine for LM P1 competition? Oliver Allan reports
  • Focus: TRANSMISSIONS - Lawrence Butcher examines how manufacturers have made huge leaps in improving the durability of transmission systems for Le Mans racing
  • Dossier: HOPE RACING LM P1 HYBRID - What does it take to prove that a flywheel-based hybrid can compete at LM P1 level? Anne Proffit finds out
  • Focus: PROTOTYPE CHASSIS - What are the ingredients needed to create a top-flight sportscar chassis in the 21st century? Lawrence Butcher finds out
  • Dossier: ROBERTSON RACING FORD GT - Anne Proffit explains how a family-owned team won a podium place at Le Mans with the venerable Ford GT
  • LE MANS 2011 - A review of this year’s Le Mans engines, results plus our directory of suppliers
  • PS: AUDI AND LM-GTP - Recalling the late 1990s, and the evolution of the Audi R8C

Volume 6 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR -There is no other race on earth that compares to the Le Mans 24 Hours
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - The latest news from the pit lane
  • Profile: DELTAWING - Lawrence Butcher finds out how the most unconventional and controversial car at Le Mans in 2012 was designed and developed
  • Insight: RACING THE 24 - What is the Le Mans 24 Hours actually like for the teams’ engineers, drivers and other personnel? Anne Proffit finds out
  • Focus: ELECTRONICS - David Cooper reports on some of the key developments in electrical and electronic systems for a Prototype endurance racecar
  • Profile: TOYOTA TS030 - The story of Toyota’s 2012 return to the top rung of Le Mans racing, with a hybrid, is told here by Lawrence Butcher
  • Focus: DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE - Which design, development and manufacturing techniques and technologies go into building a Le Mans Prototype racecar? David Cooper finds out
  • Profile: ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GTE - Lawrence Butcher reports on the development work that went into Aston Martin’s revamped GT racer
  • Review: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT - The Le Mans 24 Hours creates a need for some quite specific technologies. Anne Proffit reports on some of the key ones
  • 24 HOUR RACE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORY - The endurance racer’s resource
  • PS: PERFORMANCE BALANCING - How do you predict the performance of technology that does not yet exist?

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?

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 year

Volume 13 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - The upcoming Hypercar class will, alas, have BoP, but that shouldn’t mean the end of engineering innovation and development 
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - Firm set of rules for the first Hypercar season announced, early details emerge of the 2019-20 WEC cars and GreenGT unveils its H2 car for a proposed hydrogen-based class for Le Mans 
  • In Conversation: BEN WOOD - Lawrence Butcher gets the lowdown on performance balancing for IMSA’s DPi series from this aerodynamics ace 
  • Dossier: MAZDA RT24-P DPI - Lawrence Butcher charts the course of an intriguing partnership to develop LM P2 and DPi versions of the same base car 
  • Tech review: LE MANS 2019 ANALYSIS - Paolo Catone analyses Toyota’s performance at the 2019 Le Mans, and concludes that key to its success was careful management of speed 
  • Insight: CORE AUTOSPORT IMSA SIMULATION - Andrea Quintarelli details his simulation work for this DPi team, stressing the importance of having a driver in the loop 
  • Focus: DESIGN FOR AM - Lawrence Butcher looks at the practicalities of DfAM, its impact on manufacturing and the changes in design philosophy it forces on engineers 
  • Insight: LM P1 PERFORMANCE SENSITIVITY - Andrea Quintarelli examines the influence that certain development areas and parameters have on an LM P1 car’s lap times 
  • Appendix - The structure of the WEC, the LM P1 regulations and who was racing what in 2018-19 
  • Supplier directory - Our listing of the companies providing products and services to the endurance racing community 
  • PS: BENDING THE RULES - We look back at some notable examples of teams in endurance racing who have taken a ‘creative’ approach to interpreting the regulations

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