So there was potential, clearly, but it wasn’t consistent. The problem was that whereas Surtees’ 1960 toe-in-the-water F1 experience had been the start of a full-scale conversion to cars in ’61 (once he had finished demolishing his opposition in 500cc and 350cc bikes), Hailwood was still at the height of his game on two wheels in the mid-’60s and was in no hurry to quit, rendering his four-wheel adventures more of a dabble in the unknown. And that being the case, switching back and forth meant the contrast in requirements was more apparent. He was a supremely neat and precise bike racer, and therefore sliding a racecar was quite anathema to him. … [Read more...] about Hailwood – When ‘Mike the Bike’ went car racing
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LMP Results: Cla # Drivers Car Class Avg Time Gap 1 1 Bruno Senna Gustavo Menezes Norman Nato Rebellion R13 LMP1 1'42.979 2 5 Charles Robertson Ben Hanley Jordan King Ginetta G60-LT-P1 LMP1 1'43.123 0.144 3 8 Sébastien Buemi Kazuki Nakajima Brendon Hartley Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 1'43.497 0.518 4 7 Mike Conway Kamui Kobayashi Jose Maria Lopez Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 1'43.842 0.863 5 6 Michael Simpson Chris Dyson Guy Smith Ginetta G60-LT-P1 LMP1 1'43.887 0.908 6 22 Philip Hanson Filipe Albuquerque Paul di Resta Oreca 07 LMP2 1'45.357 2.378 7 37 Ho-Pin Tung Gabriel Aubry Will Stevens Oreca 07 LMP2 1'45.649 2.670 8 26 Roman Rusinov Job Van Uitert Jean-Eric Vergne Aurus 01 LMP2 1'45.953 2.974 9 38 Roberto Gonzalez Antonio Felix da Costa Anthony Davidson Oreca 07 LMP2 1'46.415 3.436 10 42 Nicolas Lapierre Antonin Borga Alexandre Coigny Oreca 07 LMP2 1'47.265 4.286 11 … [Read more...] about Bahrain WEC: Senna, Nato give Rebellion back-to-back poles
The arrangement with the American company, which re-entered international motorsport in LMP2 at the start of the current WEC season, will mean all cars in the secondary prototype category will run on its tyres from the start of the 2020/21 campaign next September. … [Read more...] about Goodyear to become sole LMP2 tyre supplier
Given its tie-up with Ligier, which is one of the four approved LMDh chassis constructors, and the fact that costs of running in what will be a spec hybrid-class are significantly lower than those associated with building an entirely new car, the smart money would appear to be on Peugeot following that path. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Is the WEC’s hypercar dream already over?
"It was really encouraging to see we could race with the other manufacturers straight out of the box," Johnson told Motorsport.com. "There are things that this car does better for sure; weight distribution and general behavior of the car, tire degradation is much better. … [Read more...] about Corvette C8.R “more on balance” with rivals than predecessor