Charles Leclerc would have set a new F2/GP2 record for setting his seventh consecutive pole position today but his car failed a technical inspection.
The scrutineers found his Prema team had “used shims in the differential which did not comply with the material requirements laid out in the Dallara User Manual”.
The Ferrari-backed driver will…[Read more]
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 think you’re underestimating the effort factories put in GT3 then, and the discussions every weekend happen about BoP, as you might have guessed it never happens everyone is happy with it.
But in GT3 racing I find it often enough balances out so no team is guaranteed to win or to be up front. That’s why for the most important races brands bring…[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]
Even then how do you compare two extreme tracks like Monza and for example Monaco. Unless that driver is going to test the cars on each circuit on the calendar it is never fair.
I really do dislike Ford for what they did last year, the respect I had for them really took a hit.
That being said, GTE (Pro) is, unlike GT3, a factory category and…[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]
Here’s the line-up for the upcoming test featuring Roberto Merhi:
1. Charles Leclerc, Prema
2. Antonio Fuoco, Prema
3. Louis Deletraz, Racing Engineering
4. Gustav Malja, Racing Engineering
5. Luca Ghiotto, Russian Time
6. Artem Markelov, Russian Time
7. Nobuharu Matsushita, ART
8. Alexander Albon, ART
9. Oliver Rowland, DAMS
10. Nicholas Latifi,…[Read more]
So here’s the line-up for what we’re now calling Formula Two:
Nobuharu Matsushita (Honda)
Alexander Albon (R)
Louis Deletraz (R) (Renault)
Ralph Boschung (R)
Johnny Cecotto Jnr
Nyck de Vries (R)…[Read more]
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