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Inside Look In The Official Le Mans Simulator – Video

Check out a video of Mark Webber in the official Le Mans 24 Hours driver training simulator.

In order to increase safety and awareness at the world’s biggest motor race, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, organizer of the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours, is mandating all Le Mans rookies to complete a one-day Le Mans simulator training before actually racing on the Circuit de la Sarthe.

The ACO’s rules are strict and make no exceptions for big names, every driver that has not raced at Le Mans within the past five years is considered a rookie, including former F1 driver and Le Mans competitor Mark Webber.

The Australian last raced at Le Mans in 1999 and recently completed his simulator training that consisted both of day & night & wet weather running as well training of various specific scenarios such as safety car periods.

Luckily, a camera team tagged along, giving us a few peeks at the impressive Le Mans simulator.

  • F1Racer

    This is cool and a good idea if he helps avoid even one crash.

    • Bakkster

      Indeed, especially with sports car racing being built around having non-professional drivers.

      Anyone know what software is running behind the scenes? Word is iRacing was considered at one point, but not chosen because iRacing couldn’t commit to getting the track built by this year.

      • fazed

        As it is a Cruden simulator It would be their version of Racer software.

  • ftrracingtv

    is this still with rFactor pro or have teams moved on to something else

  • Patrik Marek

    those marshalls surrounding crash are cool!

  • james

    if you pay close attention to the start of the video its actually an AOtech simulator a company based in france, . pretty cool looking simulator too.

  • David Herold

    Something like mine hehe:

    • sketchyterry

      Man that is awesome!!!

  • GamerMuscle
  • Alexandre Martini

    uh, not impressed at all.

  • John Krisfalusci

    Wow, it’s so real I think I’m gunna cry..

  • Alceste Delacour

    The Ferrari drivers will find an excuse no matter what.