2016 Le Mans 24 hours

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by Holm86 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:27 am

The technical issue that resulted in a sudden loss of power for Kazuki Nakajima on the penultimate lap of the race has been traced to a "defect on the air line between the turbo and the intercooler", Toyota Motorsport GmbH has revealed.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.ph ... lure-cause

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by langwadt » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:00 pm

ds.raikkonen wrote:
langwadt wrote:
ds.raikkonen wrote:What baffled me was the 6 min rule that a certain car has to complete one lap within this time else they won't be classified?! If cars can be idle for 20-30min and still join the track, several laps down on the leader, why can't a car be idle on the track for a few minutes and then still finish at least to be classified! Safety concern?
it is so you can't get classified by parking the car one meter before the line and wait for winner to cross line before driving the last few meters
Ok, but then if the lead car really wants to give up the lead, it would rather pit for an unscheduled stop or something rather than wait at the finish line eh :wtf:
it's not meant for the leaders, it's to make sure only those who have running car at the end of the 24 hours get classified

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by FW17 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:17 pm

If Porsche too had failed on the last lap and completed the lap in little over 6 min, would the other other Toyota been declared the winner?

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by bill shoe » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:40 am

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by ds.raikkonen » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:13 am

langwadt wrote:
ds.raikkonen wrote:
langwadt wrote:
it is so you can't get classified by parking the car one meter before the line and wait for winner to cross line before driving the last few meters
Ok, but then if the lead car really wants to give up the lead, it would rather pit for an unscheduled stop or something rather than wait at the finish line eh :wtf:
it's not meant for the leaders, it's to make sure only those who have running car at the end of the 24 hours get classified
Ok, thanks mate. So they will classify a 'running car', if it crosses the finish line within 6 min of the lead car.
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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by langwadt » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:53 pm

ds.raikkonen wrote:
langwadt wrote:
ds.raikkonen wrote:
Ok, but then if the lead car really wants to give up the lead, it would rather pit for an unscheduled stop or something rather than wait at the finish line eh :wtf:
it's not meant for the leaders, it's to make sure only those who have running car at the end of the 24 hours get classified
Ok, thanks mate. So they will classify a 'running car', if it crosses the finish line within 6 min of the lead car.
the car must also have completed 50% of the leaders distance after 75% of the race

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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:26 pm

They should have used an OEM toyota air hose!
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Re: 2016 Le Mans 24 hours

Post by VARIANT | one » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:43 pm

ds.raikkonen wrote:
langwadt wrote:
ds.raikkonen wrote:
Ok, but then if the lead car really wants to give up the lead, it would rather pit for an unscheduled stop or something rather than wait at the finish line eh :wtf:
it's not meant for the leaders, it's to make sure only those who have running car at the end of the 24 hours get classified
Ok, thanks mate. So they will classify a 'running car', if it crosses the finish line within 6 min of the lead car.
It's a bit of a goofy rule to be sure. It's a real shame that the car didn't have a better "limp home" mode that it could operate under otherwise the outcome wouldn't have been so tragic.



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