World Endurance Championship 2016

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Webber2011 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:57 pm

Have to say I'm convinced most F1 pilot's would agree with Webber's comments right now.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by bdr529 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:06 pm

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by ME4ME » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:33 pm

Webber2011 wrote:Have to say I'm convinced most F1 pilot's would agree with Webber's comments right now.
Indeed. I think it's only a matter of time before Button and Alonso join WEC. They probably wait and see how the 2017 F1 regs affects racing, and then make the switch if they're not satisfied.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by TzeiTzei » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:44 am

Just a reminder, but all the results, sector times, top speeds etc. are here: http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by VARIANT | one » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:41 pm

Pierce89 wrote:The new Toyota looks sweet. They've finally followed Audi and Porsche's front aero concept of maximizing flow through the front and using a front wing instead of just a diffuser.
Yeah, I alluded to this in the Group C thread, and it's probably been Toyota's biggest folly. It's mainly about staying out of the pits, and taking advantage of the more open front aero regulations. That means moving mass onto the front axle. The de facto solution is small ICE engines, gearboxes as light at possible, MGUs on the front axle, batteries in the tub, long wheelbases, and wide front tires. The TS030/040 aero balance was probably fine for it's F/R weight split, but moving to a configuration closer to their competitors will allow for more front downforce, and better tire longevity.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by TzeiTzei » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:17 am

It's the first race this weekend at Silverstone. I think the race starts at 12.00 local time on sunday. Silverstone in the past has produced some interesting racing because of the lack of big braking zones to charge the batteries. It could favour Audi, whose diesel is in a lower ERS class. On the other hand now everybody is using batteries, so the cars might perform more similarly.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Cold Fussion » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:03 pm

Last year the 918 Hybrid system was significantly more effective than Audi's at Silverstone.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by F1NAC » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:10 am

is still snowing there? :D

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by wesley123 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:32 pm



Brendon Hartley had a pretty nasty crash. Really shows how well the fin and BHHs are working.
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Sevach » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:37 am

The #7 Audi has been DQ'ed, Audi plans to appeal.
http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/audi ... on-688260/

Currently the winner is the #2 Porsche.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Pierce89 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:59 am

Sevach wrote:The #7 Audi has been DQ'ed, Audi plans to appeal.
http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/audi ... on-688260/

Currently the winner is the #2 Porsche.
No links but I read they wouldn't appeal
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by djos » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:17 am

Pierce89 wrote:
Sevach wrote:The #7 Audi has been DQ'ed, Audi plans to appeal.
http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/audi ... on-688260/

Currently the winner is the #2 Porsche.
No links but I read they wouldn't appeal
The article linked to above specifically says they changed their minds.
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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by graham.reeds » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:35 am

But the skid block is less than a prescribed minimum. Either it is or it isn't. If it is below the minimum then they can hardly argue it. Have they stated why they shouldn't be excluded?

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Logie » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:29 am

Went to this for the 3 days and thought i was a great event. Walking behind the pits meeting drivers most who were welcome to chat and stuff.

Kobyashi took time after his stint with me which was much appreciated.

Biggest thing i noticed were all the ex F1 drivers are fking tiny!

Audi and Porsche where demons around the fast bends, its amazing watching them go around. Toyota was ok, but you could see it was just that little bit out which adds up over 6 hours of racing.

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Re: World Endurance Championship 2016

Post by Pierce89 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:26 pm

djos wrote:
Pierce89 wrote:
Sevach wrote:The #7 Audi has been DQ'ed, Audi plans to appeal.
http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/audi ... on-688260/

Currently the winner is the #2 Porsche.
No links but I read they wouldn't appeal
The article linked to above specifically says they changed their minds.
Cool, good to know.
“To be able to actually make something is awfully nice”
Bruce McLaren on building his first McLaren racecars, 1970

“I've got to be careful what I say, but possibly to probably Juan would have had a bigger go”
Sir Frank Williams after the 2003 Canadian GP, where Ralf hesitated to pass brother M. Schumacher



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