Think endurance racing and you’d be excused for thinking it’s about saving fuel, tyres and just getting your car to the finish. That doesn’t seem to be the case in 2015 though as this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours was more like a sprint race, with absolutely insane lap times being set all week at Circuit de la Sarthe.
First Neel Jani set a 3:16.887 on his very first flying lap of qualifying to break the current circuit’s qualifying record, before the all-time lap record was broken during the race. Twice. Which is particularly nuts considering the previous record from 1971 was set when the circuit had barely any corners.
This onboard shows the second fastest lap set during qualifying, with Timo Bernhard in the #17 Porsche making chicanes look like flat out bends. Mind blowing.