The ELMS is back and we look at the 2013 opener

It was greasy at the start but nothing like what was to come (Photo: DPPI/ELMS)
It was greasy at the start but nothing like what was to come (Photo: DPPI/ELMS)
The European Le Mans Series is back with a new 3 hour format and LMP2 leading the field. We take to Twitter to find out about a very wet round 1.


We weren’t the only ones glad to see the ELMS back
It’s nice to see GT3 in the ELMS. The Ecurie Ecosse was a spectacularly presented car
The grid made it seem like the weather would be ok
But it would not hold. Even early on, the weather was horrid
Murphy Prototypes were fast but like so many they became a victim of the weather
Our thoughts exactly
Morad Racing were the biggest victim of the weather as Frank Mailleux aquaplaned
And it wasn’t only the team that were gutted
But Mailleux was in very good company
The race was called at 75% distance after a safety car period
It was a shame that the weather was like that of Silverstone 2005 for the ELMS. Not the start we are looking for.
A few shots to demonstrate how bad the conditions were
No prizes for guessing what is wrong here
And one very brave bunny
This was pretty obvious. Would have hated to be in the driver’s seat
Glad I didn’t have to do the highlights package – though I can’t wait to see it
And for the hard working journalists, they still have a WEC race to go

Compiled by Sam Tickell, April 2013

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