This week's episode of Sportscar365's Double Stint Podcast recaps the WEC and ELMS action in Silverstone, as well as IMSA and PWC at Long Beach; RGR Sport by Morand's Bruno Senna calls in to discuss his WEC LMP2 win at Silverstone and we answer a viewer's question. Click Here: http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/double-stint-silverstone-recap-bruno-senna-interview-4-19-16/
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Usually the V-8 will get better mileage than the V-6, with all other things being the same, such as displacement. It has to do with size of the piston and fuel mixture. That is the best I can explain it. Some of the thick glasses wearing guys could either do a better job explaining it or confuse us all.
How many of the builders of those vintage cars exist? How well did Lola do after building dog after dog of a car after F1 drained their cash? Where did Lotus end up? MG? There’s plenty of old cars in history that bankrupted their owners trying to race until you ended up with just a few. Those who have survived aren’t going up race a dog. And if you think most are building poor cars and hoping for BOP to speed them up. Well actually poor example since it seems like Aston and BMW have decided to that a lot here lately. But Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette and yes even the “Ford” GT at least try to build a good car on its own merits.
Having too much poorly designed downforce limits passing. You can have downforce cars and passing but you need to lower to cars and let the diffuser and floor work harder.
GT3s have a tough time, at times, with passing from poorly used tracks without space. Watch anything in a small tight course, hot lap qualifying is great, racing terrible. Modern GTs need to stretch their legs and leave behind nonsense like Macau
Thanks for that, I was more curious how it compares to last year. Seems logical to me. Aston had the best performance with last years car, no idea how the new car will fare. But guessing Spa wasnt entirely accurate (leaving a reserve for the sake of competing at LM) Corvette, Ford, Ferrari and Porsche should all be right there. And BMW with the new car as well is unknown.
And blatant misunderstanding of what a formula series is, well rather was. It’s a formula not a specific set of regs, there’s FAR fewer regs and changes in F1 and SuperFormula over any sportscar series. F2/3/4 are all spec or restricted as is Indycar with small exceptions so I wouldn’t say those have counted for years.
I think if it was just Le Mans, that should be the plan, bring your best car within the spec and race to win. With a series though it would be unwatchable if there was one car per class that dominated each outing. It’s a long way to next season if you are ceding 3-4 seconds a lap to the competition from event #1. BoP is or the sake of making a season competitive.
Lol having similar performance has nothing to do with over taking. Having too much down force decreases over taking.
They’ve always tried to have the lap and fuel restrictions, it’s just that they did it by managing fuel capacity and fuel flow restirctors. Instead of trying to get all of that right, it is easier to just say you can’t run more than XX laps and you can’t fuel quicker than XX seconds and let the teams worry about those details.
They still have the tank capacity but now have a fall back in case they’ve gotten in wrong. They can give up on the fueling rig restirctor all together.
Right now the cars are all actually a little slower than last year (except maybe Porsche) so it is hard to see the lap times being that low. I’m sure most cars will find a little speed from last year just because they have a year’s worth of development, but no one is finding 4-5 seconds.
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