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#23
From the same WEC race: big, leading Porsche thinks mini-Porsche is some sort of skate-ramp:
[video=youtube;ZRh2lDvB03Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRh2lDvB03Y[/video]
 
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#28
From the same WEC race: big, leading Porsche thinks mini-Porsche is some sort of skate-ramp:
It looks bad from replay, but TBF, on board, it looks like the hole is there and then he gets popped from the side, so I know its his fault, but at least it wasn't a complete WTF were you thinking.. You can see what he was thinking. He thought he could beat the other Porsche to the outside, just didn't work for him.. Tough luck...
 
#35
Is this political do you think? Or is it a genuine attempt at cheating by the teams? Either way it looks like it will be an interesting race.

I'm watching this stream:


It's multi cam so can switch between on board views etc.
 
#37
Hehe, yeah, every Mercedes had messed with the ignition timing or something which was not allowed. Then they lost their places at the top of the grid and they had to make a 5 minute stop-and-go penalty. They got a little lucky that a Ferrari span on lap 1 so they essentially served the penalty during a yellow.

Kévin Estre in the #77 had so many off-tracks that he got his last warning within the first hour and had to serve two drive-throughs after that. Then two Ferarris where racing side-by-side at the pit exit where he happened to be pitting out. I'd say it was clearly the Ferrari's fault because he didn't leave enough room for a car pitting out as the Ferrari crossed the white line. It's a bit silly that it's not illegal to do that yet.
 
#39
The rules are pretty black and white with how cars are homologated. It had to do with their ECU fuel maps - so they have a fuel map for safety car pacing, a map for regular racing, and a map for qualifying. Those are carefully spec'd when a car is approved for homologation. I don't think anyone knows exactly what the fuel mapping did or how exactly it affected it, but either way, there's pre-determined rules they have to adhere to and it was obvious they didn't run something that was approved.

It was a very harsh penalty but I think it was black and white. The marshals told them for the penalty though Noel that if they served it under caution they'd serve longer.
 
#40
Gotcha. Naughty teams...

Some of these machines are stunning.... Loving the Lambos *heart*

The Bentley looks hilarious on the other hand. Like a walrus among cheetahs, but it's doing pretty well considering!
 

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