Finally, the sun is out at Paul Ricard! European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

As became the norm for the European Le Mans Series last year, the driver autograph session now kicks off race day at 9am. With the day dawning sunny and warm for the first time since the start of the tests last week, the majority of the drivers were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready for the day to come, a few still suffering from the early start though. Here’s a brief walk up and down the pitlane …

There is of course no truth whatsoever in the rumour that DKR Engineering are fuelling their car with their new energy drink! European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media.

Matteo Cairoli, #77 Porsche 911 RSR. European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

We set up a hat-throw to the fans with John Falb & Sean Rayhall – didn’t work as well as we hoped! European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

No 39 Graff, Oreca 07 – Gibson, LMP2, Alexandre Cougnaud, Jonath. European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

No 30 AVF by Adrian Valles, Dallara P217 – Gibson, LMP2, Konstan. European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

Roman Rusinov, No 26 G-Drive Racing, Oreca 07 – Gibson, LMP2. European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

No 19 M Racing – YMR, Norma M 30 Nissan, LMP3; Nicolas Ferrer, David Droux, Lucas Légéret. European Le Mans Series Round One. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

Henrik Hedman, No 21 Dragonspeed Oreca 07. European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media

European Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France. April 2018. Image: JellyBaby.Media