12 Hours of Sebring 2010

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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:20 am

vyselegend wrote:But that means they really don't measure the importance of securing a Sebring trophy. I'm tired that teams being serious for LM does sacrifies EVERY other races in the name of LM preparation. Don't they realise that for us thoses races like Sebring and PLM are nearly as important?


I'm happy if the drivers are allowed to be as fast as possible. Endurance drivers should be able to evaluate the risks and avoid them, if that's not the case, they should be in a formula.

Porsche could still win a class, the HPD had smoke coming from the electrics when he pitted and lost many laps. Now, the #6 RS Spyder is leading with a 6 lap advantage.
dumrick
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:25 am

Pandamasque wrote:That souldn't be a bug as Bourdais did a 44.9 in the heat of day. Now the times will improve.


It never appeared as the car's best lap on the timing, so I don't believe it. Furthermore, RLM was earlier talking with a Michelin guy, who told that, even if in the evening the tyre compound would go softer, the track was going to be slower.
dumrick
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:20 am

dumrick wrote:
I'm happy if the drivers are allowed to be as fast as possible. Endurance drivers should be able to evaluate the risks and avoid them, if that's not the case, they should be in a formula.


Yep, I hope you're right. It's getting tight between the two Pugs!
vyselegend
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:28 am

vyselegend wrote:Olivier Quesnel just told on Motors TV that both crews are allowed to fight for the win, there are no order to keep position. They just told the drivers to not go "beyond what is reasonable", which, in a hot driver's head, must be a very subjective concept. :mrgreen:


I think we've just seen the result of that :lol:
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Pandamasque
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:36 am

LOL. Too bad the Drayson car had to deal with that...


Wow there's a ferrari on fire! That's a serious one. Is it #2?

Here comes the fifth neutralisation.
vyselegend
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:49 am

Pirro: "I saw one Peugeot coming like a bullet... with not much control"
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Pandamasque
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:51 am

Favorite parts of this race so far...

1) Corvettes colliding in the pits.. c'mon man! (sorry, anyone from PME!)
2) RR wheel flying off the same car on consecutive stops.. c'mon man!
3) Announcers mindless chatter about tires
Grip is a four letter word.

2 is the new #1.
Jersey Tom
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:13 am

Loved the Hindy's quote about the tire incident. "It's always a bad day when you get overtaken by a bit of your car" :mrgreen:

Fav moment of the race:

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Pandamasque
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:28 am

Damn, there's a tatoo on the track! It's cute but it very nearly became a steak on the back straight. :o
vyselegend
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:35 am

=D> Congratulations to all the winners:

Peugeot, Cytosport, Risi, Level5 & Alex Job

Now I deserved a good night!
vyselegend
 
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Post Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:41 am

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BMW swapped positions at 2nd and 3rd on the last lap when Mueller spun it. LMP2 result was a real surprise.
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Pandamasque
 
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Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:39 pm

In case someone missed it...



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Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:57 pm

That drayson car was ridiculously fast from what i have seen, they could match the peugeots pace pretty much, loved to see that.

Also pirros overtaking on Minnasian i beleive through traffic was simply genius
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Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:13 pm

Peugeot's ALLOWED pace....;)
RacingManiac
 
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Post Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:08 am

RacingManiac wrote:Peugeot's ALLOWED pace....;)


Well, they were ALLOWED to race each other and, bar endurance-specific factors, like the need to preserve tyres or fuel, I didn't see any signs they were performance-limited.

I believe the funniest thing to be that, with the narrower Diesel restrictors in place this year, there is obviously less pace advantage, but there is now a HUGE fuel economy advantage from the Diesel camp...
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