Thread: LM24 Le Mans Trap Speeds
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Old 27 Jun 2007, 01:32 (Ref:1947721)   #17
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Originally Posted by Splendid Cat
Do the cars still have the gurney flap, mandatory after 99?
New reg LMP1's didn't have a gurney flap in 2004/5, but one was fitted in 2006.

I would assume the ACO will tinker with this to increase drag and keep top speeds in check.

http://www.mulsannescorner.com/lmpelleray.html


MC: Iíve been somewhat surprised at the pace of the Nasamax hybrid LMP1. Do you anticipate the ACO tinkering with the aero regulations should the LMP1/2s show more speed at a sooner date than anticipated?

PE: Well they have already legislated for rear wing gurneys in 2006 that are not required yet, so it would seem quite possible. I think that the Nasamaxís speed is perhaps not quite so surprising when you look at what the 10% larger restrictor does to the top end power, and then look at the significance of that at Le Mans, Monza and even Silverstone
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