StickeredUp4LeMans' man on the inside gives his thoughts from the opening rounds of FIA WEC & ELMS at Silverstone
Having spent 6 days last week watching and then officiating at both rounds of the championships at Silverstone, I am very pleased to report that despite the doom and gloom comments made at the end of last season regarding departures and changes, both championships opened their seasons with good, strong races.
Glory, tragedy, despair, happiness, relief, exhaustion. As always, this race had them all, and it took all of the 24 hours to tell the story.
To come just 3 mins and 20 seconds away from their first win, after previously coming second, four times, Toyota must have dreamed they finally had it in the bag, only for it to turn into a nightmare. And one team’s nightmare becomes another team surprise, with Porsche completing another lap and with it take the chequered flag of victory...
So...what's it all about?
Le Mans 24 hours is a unique event. It is by far the biggest and possibly the most important motorsport event of the year and because of this there is a camaraderie between race-goers like no other. If you’ve been before you will understand – it can’t be described – and for the majority it is the most exciting week of the year, with some people spending months planning their trip.
The motorsport forums all start buzzing once the official dates have been announced… “Which campsite are you staying on?”, “What crossing are you on?”, “What car are you taking?”, “Have you got your stickers?”…
….Stickers??? Surely stickers can’t be important? Well actually over the last few years they have become as important as your entrance ticket itself! If you haven’t stickered up for Le Mans then you will be missing out on a huge part of the experience. When you arrive at the ferry port you will be surrounded by thousands of cars all dressed for the event. If you haven’t got yours you will feel severely underdressed…
From a small commemorative sticker to full race car graphics, Stickers4 (originally HolloGraphics and now StickeredUp4LeMans) has been the home of the Le Mans sticker since the craze began. We have a wide range of off-the-shelf stickers available to buy online, or if you want something a little more unique we would be happy to work from your own designs or maybe even design something for you.
We should also point out that we are the ONLY authorised Le Mans sticker manufacturer and supplier!
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