There’s a good Spa writeup on the Gulf Racing site https://gulfracing.com/2020/08/19/6-hours-of-spa-francorchamps/
I wasn’t even sure they had a website till someone pointed it out to me the other day.
Are we going to talk about the prologue at all? :P
I’d like to talk about Toyota’s weird approach to the test. Are they just “playing games” like Sarazzain said? Or was this a way to hide their hand and somehow circumvent the equivalence of tech rules in order to maintain their obvious advantage?
Toyota has put out a statement saying Vincent Capillaire has apologised to the team. Capillaire was the driver who Kamui Kobayashi mistook for a marshal during the race, a misunderstanding which contributed to the failure which caused their car’s retirement from the race.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing can confirm it has received an apology from Vincent…
Just a thought – the root of the problem is that BoP is based on teams being fair and sporting, by always showing their representative performance at all times. But with Le Mans being so central to the season, certain teams are clearly sacrificing the early races to ensure they don’t get pegged back for the main event. This not only skews the…[Read more]
I agree to an extent regarding Ford but I think the series organisers need to cop some of the blame for allowing a car that wasn’t even on sale yet into the race. But that’s a different matter
I’d dispute whether balancing performance does work better in other categories. I think it comes under greater scrutiny at Le Mans because the stakes are…[Read more]
It can work if it is done properly. In some touring car series I think even in TCR the organisers hire a driver them self who compares the cars and their true speed a track pre season. The manufacturers have to provide one of their cars in the exact racing spec, which is than homologated with the balanced modifications.
Photos that I took on the Saturday running if the Prologue are here:
It was a very long day. My first ever visit to Monza, first time at a test session, and first time seeing the cars of the WEC. I took the train from Milan at 7am and was in Monza 12 minutes later. I proceeded to…[Read more]
Thanks for your advice PorscheF1. There are three ‘sessions’ during the Saturday test (9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm). I-m especially looking forward to seeing the cars as it gets dark.
The WEC kicks off with the preseason ‘prologue’ at Monza this weekend (1st-2nd April).
I admit that I know very little about the WEC. I’ve casually followed the Le Mans 24 hour race but never seen these cars in the flesh. However I recently moved to Milan and will be taking the 20 minute train and attending the test. I went to Monza on Saturday…[Read more]
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