Posts by tag: le mans race

Why do drivers run to their cars in Le Mans?

In my latest blog post, I delve into the fascinating topic of why drivers run to their cars at the start of Le Mans, a unique tradition in racing. This iconic "Le Mans start" was part of the race from its inception in 1923 until 1970, a test of not just speed but also drivers' ability to quickly and safely buckle in. It was abolished due to safety concerns, as the rush often led to improperly fastened safety belts. Today, while we no longer see the dash to the cars, its spirit lives on as a symbol of the race's rich history. Check out the full post for a deeper dive into this thrilling piece of motorsport culture.

11 July 2023