Which one flipped at Le Mans?

Discussion in '1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK LM Straßenversion' started by FunkyMcGroovin, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. I've heard a lot about a Mercedes flipping at Le Mans, I've even seen videos. But I never actually saw it on TV or in person, so which car was it that flipped? Was is the CLK/LM, the CLK-GTR or the CLR?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    CLR... that's the 50th time I said that... <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>I've heard a lot about a Mercedes flipping at Le Mans, I've even seen videos. But I never actually saw it on TV or in person, so which car was it that flipped? Was is the CLK/LM, the CLK-GTR or the CLR?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I think it was the 1999 CLK GTR.
     
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    How many times will I have to say it's the C L R! not the CLK-LM, not the CLK-GTR not the CLK-DTM... it's the goddamned CLR!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Yeah it was the CLR. I was watching the race. It was at Le Mans. Pretty spectacular crash. Honestly scared th ehell outta me. Never tought the driver would walk away...

    keep the faith<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Yes. It was the CLR. Mercedes went to Le Mans that year with 3 brand new ones and the cost of the project was unbeliveable. Although they didn't qualify quite as fast as the Toyota GT1's they were right behind. The design flaw with the cars caused one to flip in practice a few hours before the race, a second flipped about 2 hours into the race, and the last team car was withdrawn because of the safety hazards. What a disappointment to the Mercedes Team. I'd love to have the survivor though. They were awesome cars!
     
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    <b>Yeah it was the CLR. I was watching the race. It was at Le Mans. Pretty spectacular crash. Honestly scared th ehell outta me. Never tought the driver would walk away...

    keep the faith</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->nice crash!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Flipping 3 times is... whoa... <!-- Signature -->
     
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    Something many people who are quick to point out that the CLR was a joke as it flipped dont know, is that an Audi R8 Coupe and a Porsche 911 GT1 have also flipped before. Its the aerodynamics of having a Coupe.
     
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    Yea I saw the video, its was right behind the Toyota GT1, must have been the air coming down off the wing of the GT1 was able to get under the front skirt and flip it. Pretty spectacular.

    By the way wrong picture, this one has a black wing with two center struts.
     
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    Noooooo it was the lm, or clr not the gtr im sure of that
     
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    it's the CLR... for the nth time...
     
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    CLKs didn't even race in Le Mans 1999 lol!
     
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    i wish i was driving the CLR when it flipped, that would've been so fun!
     
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    I think i might have seem the crash onthe news ages ago. is it the one when he was coming up to that small did and it flip numorous times and ended up over the fence
     
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    yes it is.
     

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