Incredible Le Mans Series start failure

This is from today’s Le Mans Series race at Le Castellet. Is this one of the biggest failures of race organisation possible?

The safety car doesn’t peel in. Yellow flags continue to wave. Yet the green lights switch on to signal the start of the race. Chaos ensues.

As many have pointed out, it is reminiscent of the ridiculous crash in the World Touring Car Championship at Pau a couple of years ago, when the safety car came out — but too late for the race leader to know.


  1. Quite right Alianora. I haven’t been following this story closely, but I really am not surprised that the Porsche teams are angry due to so much damage being caused through no fault of their own. What a shambles.