80Th Running Of The Grand Prix D'endurance
Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:37 PM
#81 Ferrari and #23 have both found themselves in the gravel.
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As for the weekend...well, put it this way...I think the chances of a completely dry race from flag to flag are very slim.
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Tom Kristensen takes the #2 to top spot with a 3.26.494 - still slower than the 3.25s we saw on test day.
Deltawing improves again 3:48.607 but remains thirty third.
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Deltawing improves yet again with a 3:43.995 to move to 29th. It is now faster than 5 LMP2 cars.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:36 PM
Less than half an hour of the session remaining.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:40 PM
Guess what? Deltawing. 3:43.576 and moves to 28th.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:43 PM
They have the performance, the results, the connections, and the drivers (you just replace Honda's Pagenaud with Porsche's Dumas) to be among the best candidates to field the works Porsche, I think, and with Porsche backing they could have the budget to do the WEC.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:51 PM
Are they running the E-Trons for quali and the Ultras for the race? Between the two there does not seem to be too much time difference
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:53 PM
Edited by JHS18, 13 June 2012 - 05:53 PM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:55 PM
All I know is that if it rains, you'd have to say that the E-Trons hold the advantage. If it is dry - and in race conditions, the Ultras may have the edge.
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Qualifying starts in just under two hours.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:49 PM
I guess I've never been able to figure out if the Penske rumors all over the Internet were based on anything or just your usual wet dream speculative stuff. You know, sort of like when there was a rumor that there would be a United States-based F1 team and it was "I BET IT'S GANASSI, I BET IT'S PENSKE, I BET IT'S HENDRICK, I BET IT'S ANDRETTI" for a few months and it never was going to be anything more than Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor. I realize that's a bad example because Pickett Racing is an actual, established team but there's just always a huge tendency to associate big names like Penske with anything out of wishful thinking, so I never really could determine if Penske was actually interested and having conversations, or if it was just the usual "well it's a Porsche sports car so it has to be Penske!" stuff.
It will be interesting either way. Thanks for the updates.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:59 PM
Same deal applies. PM me if you'd like a video stream. Commentary and live timing can be found at links I posted a while ago.
Some teams have said they're perhaps not going to chase times tonight, as the general belief is the track will be quicker and the weather better tomorrow, but still. At the end of this session we will have a provisional grid. So it is still exciting.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:14 PM
Everyone bedding themselves in fairly slowly so far. Just watch the times drop and drop as the night goes on.
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