Le Mans » Panis: I could retire happy if I won Le Mans

Having already triumphed in one third of motor racing's celebrated triple crown with his Monaco Grand Prix success back in 1996, Olivier Panis has confessed that victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours would just be the icing on the cake

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RD350LC - Unregistered

June 10, 2011 2:57 PM

I have never understood all the hype around this “Triple Crown” business
Le Mans yes I get that, Monaco I almost get
But Indi 500??? That's just go fast turn left not real racing at all


June 10, 2011 3:32 PM

hey there yamaha buddie...

look at the list of drivers who have lost their lives trying to win those 3 races...
if you don't get it by now, you never will

to characterize the 500 as go fast turn left sums up a hackneyed saying by those that actually don't get
and love the full scope and history of motorsport

you don't need to like all of it, but to try to make Indy look stupid only makes you look so, or not funny
whatever you're reaching for

bojan - Unregistered

June 10, 2011 7:40 PM

Oval racing is just a different discipline but it's still racing - you win by finishing first, and I'm sure it takes awesome skill. And better a nice wide oval with plenty of overtaking room than round the streets of Monaco! That said the Indy 500 is a pale shadow of its former self since all the drivers have been in identical cars.

As to Panis winning Le Mans, I wish him well but the works diesel cars will have to hit big trouble before he has much of a chance.


June 10, 2011 8:40 PM

Yes, it will be tough. Oreca had their best shot last year, only to be let down by the mechanics... This year, though, they will struggle badly. The most I see them getting is a podium, and even that will require a substantial amount of luck.

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