As is so often the case, practice and qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours only ever paints half of the picture ahead of the French classic.
The headline times from the sessions rarely reveal what kind of shape teams are in for the track time that matters - after all, come Sunday night nobody will remember (or care) who was quick on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.
And what of the stories away from the battles for pole position in the various classes? AUTOSPORT's team of reporters has been up and down the paddock over the last few days uncovering what's really going on at Le Mans, from the competitive battles, the feel-good stories, potential controversy and some futuristic technology...
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