A postcard from Le Mans
After one of the most unpredictable and drama-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans in recent years, here's a pictorial look back at some of the events of last week.
All the ORECAS lined up before the race...they were the chassis to beat this year.
Toyota Gazoo Racing came in strength but left depleted
The popular Porsche driver got close to a win, but not quite close enough
The crowds came in their thousands for the autograph session / open pit walk
Jackie Chan DC Racing excelled all week...even if Ho-Pin Tung is looking a little less than human here!
It didn't turn out to the Ferrari's year...
It took a lot longer to attach the bodywork for the one of the left, than the one of the right!
It was hard work for the pit crews in the intense heat of the week
It fell apart for Vaillante Rebellion's No.13 after the race...
Christian Ried had the full support of team boss Patrick Dempsey all weekend
CEFC Manor TRS Racing finished 7th overall
Sunshades not umbrellas..
Who knew at this stage how different the final classification would be?
The GTE battle was epic!
The Ferris Wheel is part of Le Mans
A bird's eye view of the pit lane
The No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID battled through to finish 8th overall
Sunset and sunrise were a photographer's dream
It was a tough weekend for the mechanics
Ford's No.67 grabbed second place in GTE Pro on the last lap thanks to a strong line up
Porsche GT Team just missed out on a podium place but were always in contention
Five different GT marques finished in the top five places in GTE Pro...
What a finish to an incredible race. See you next year!
All images : FIA WEC/Adrenal Media