Just want to show here my support to the rookie team Epsilon Euskadi. As far as I know, it's the first spain-designed prototype to run in le-mans, although it has an uncanny resemblance with the Peugeot. They aren't breaking any records for now, but have been decent in the races (although slightly slower than I expected). IMHO, it's a good first step in order to create some racing tradition here.
Regarding laptimes and the petrol vs diesel war, aren't petrol cars very handicapped against diesels? If it weren't the case, they wouldn't have relaxed the air restrictors a bit for this year. In any case, what amazes me most is that the "factory cars" (Audi and Peugeot) are so much faster than anything else.
EDIT: Has anyone ever been there? I want to persuade somebody to go with me to Le Mans one year (as well as Spa, but the tickets at Eau Rouge are expensive), so if anybody has any experience regarding off-track activities, ambient and stuff, it will be appreciated.
I am not amazed by F1 cars in Monaco. I want to see them driving in the A8 highway: Variable radius corners, negative banking, and extreme narrowings that Tilke has never dreamed off. Oh, yes, and "beautiful" weather tops it all.
"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." Niels Bohr