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13/06/2018 07:01

2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - What’s happening on Wednesday 13 June

Finally! The day you've been anticipating for a year is here: the action on the track kicks off at 4:00 p.m. local time (3:00 p.m. in the U.K.) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit! After the pit walk, take your seat in the grandstands for the free practice and qualifying sessions!

2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - What’s happening on Wednesday 13 June

Now that you've taken countless selfies with your favorite drivers during the autograph session, it's time to see the cars up close one last time and watch the mechanics hard at work during pit walk...but don't forget to check out the fun fair before or afterwards! Then, take your seat in the grandstands so you don't miss the free practice at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, just one session to allow drivers to take their marks again on a circuit in part comprised of roads normally open to the public.

While the competitors are on the track, Joël Beroul - author of the "Les 24 Heures du Mans-Les années légendaires (années 50-80)" - will be on hand at the Mégastore to sign your book. Between the free practice and qualifying, you have two exciting options: the Arcadian concert and the first free practice for Road to Le Mans, an opener to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Then it's time for the 60 cars and driver line-ups to take the track again for the first timed qualifying session likely to indicate the order of the start this Saturday. To determine the positions on the starting grid, the fastest time clocked by each car over the course of three qualifying sessions (one on Wednesday and two on Thursday). Just in case the weather doesn't hold out on Thursday, it's better to clock your best time the day before!

See you back here tomorrow for the day’s schedule!


Schedule for Wednesday 13 June 2018

10:00 - 15:00    Pit Walk

10:00 - 00:00    Fun Fair

16:00 - 20:00    Free Practice

19:00 - 21:00    Artists' Autograph Session

20:30 - 21:30    Road to Le Mans: Free Practice 1

21:00                  Arcadian Concert

22:00 - 00:00    Qualifying 1

PHOTO (Copyright - Alexis Goure/ACO): The cars wait patiently for the green light in pit lane at Test Day for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday 3 June.

Cécile Bonardel
translated by Nikki Ehrhardt
written by Cécile Bonardel
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