Le Mans – Drivers’ Parade

by Helen Hooker June. 14, 2019 268 views
This young chap was having great fun, handing out souvenirs to the crowd

This young chap was having great fun, handing out souvenirs to the crowd

One of the many official photographers

One of the many official photographers

After our visit to the Classic British Welcome today we headed into Le Mans town centre, ready for the Drivers’ Parade. We were lucky enough to find a great spot in the main square, from where to watch the racing drivers as they came round in a selection of historic cars.

The start of the parade was led by childred in pedal cars

The start of the parade was led by childred in pedal cars

The enormous Le Mans trophy

The enormous Le Mans trophy

One of the driver teams. I've photographed Sam Bird, the driver on the right of the frame before, at a karting event

One of the driver teams. I've photographed Sam Bird, the driver on the right of the frame before, at a karting event

Frustratingly the parade, which was supposed to last two hours, went on for closer to four hours, so we didn’t stay until the end – we were defeated by many hours standing in the hot sunshine. However, we still had plenty of time to soak up the festival atmosphere and it got us in the mood for the racing tomorrow!

The only all-female team in the race

The only all-female team in the race

Bibendum, the Michelin mascot received a warm welcome in the crowd

Bibendum, the Michelin mascot received a warm welcome in the crowd

One of the race teams waving to their team sponsors

One of the race teams waving to their team sponsors

Some of the drivers jumped out of the cars to speak to the children and sign autographs

Some of the drivers jumped out of the cars to speak to the children and sign autographs

A hint of Rio

A hint of Rio

Spanish Driver, Fernando Alonso

Spanish Driver, Fernando Alonso

14 June 2019

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Buster Bruce 4 months, 2 weeks ago

The color and pageantry is so exciting! I went to Le Mans years ago and enjoyed it second only to Monaco. Beautiful photos.

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Elizabeth Happer 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I love the high kicking girl 😊

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Kay Hooker 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to see the children taking part in the parade and obviously enjoyng themselves. Great set Helen.

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