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Old 11 Feb 2018, 03:06 (Ref:3800403)   #1006
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No, the FIA is gonna put a chicane on the back straight....
Is that a joke?
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Old 11 Feb 2018, 03:27 (Ref:3800407)   #1007
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Old 11 Feb 2018, 04:17 (Ref:3800414)   #1008
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I've been thinking about the speed of the new LMP1s and the inclusion of Sebring on the calendar. The 3:17 at Le Mans that silente simulated and Toyota's 3:14 from last year are mental. Might cars capable of that be too fast for Sebring? The fastest Sebring lap I can find is 1:43.195 by an Audi R10 in 2008 and the new cars are much, much faster. Could we see a 1:40 next year?
I think it's pretty certain record laps will be set. The pace of the Toyota and Porsche at the end of last year was already fastest of all. In Shanghai Toyota broke the qualifying lap record from 2015 with a 1:42.5 by Kobayashi. Porsche beat the qualifying lap record from 2015 in Bahrain with a 1:39.0 and Toyota was under it as well. If Toyota doesn't even improve at all from 2017, they'll be beating the lmp1 record easily. I think 1:40 is doable, maybe even a 1:39?
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Old 11 Feb 2018, 09:10 (Ref:3800437)   #1009
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Yep, they're putting in speed humps instead.
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Old 11 Feb 2018, 10:10 (Ref:3800457)   #1010
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Ok, so the Rebellion got No 1 and 3. Why not 2 ?
They seem to like the number 13 I guess Such a combination may bring more luck, then 13 alone maybe.

I remember last year on the ACO, LM24 presentation we had most if not all the drivers announced. This time there are many TBAs.

Do you think are there interesting names coming ?
There are some rumours about Kvyat/Sirotkin, who else may be on the table ?
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 17:18 (Ref:3800746)   #1011
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-Dang I hope Porsche can win some GT races this year. That car is awesome. Will cheer for them in AM too. Also hope that GTE gets major screen time in 2018 too. In 2017 they got much better coverage than in previous years in the WEC. Should be even better in 2018. If any single driving team can win 2 races this year in GTE Pro it will be very very impressive.

-Maybe it will be close sometimes, but I still don't see anybody beating the Toyota at any of the 6 hour races. I think Toyota goes 4 for 4 in 2018 at those races. With Le Mans being the X-factor due to Toyota's reliability history there.

-Jackie Chan DC Jota, very much the car to beat in the WEC LMP2 races. The Alpine car will be the biggest challenger. But a sweep of all 5 races 2018 is not out the question I think. Can't see the others winning at all.
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 17:19 (Ref:3800747)   #1012
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Kind of a strange question but does anybody have a picture of the new Aston Martin 2018 livery in a sideways spotters guide-like direction?
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 21:31 (Ref:3800790)   #1013
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Kind of a strange question but does anybody have a picture of the new Aston Martin 2018 livery in a sideways spotters guide-like direction?
You ask, Alex Lynn responds

https://twitter.com/alexlynnracing/s...36482889302021
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 21:42 (Ref:3800795)   #1014
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Ok, so the Rebellion got No 1 and 3. Why not 2 ?
They seem to like the number 13 I guess Such a combination may bring more luck, then 13 alone maybe.

I remember last year on the ACO, LM24 presentation we had most if not all the drivers announced. This time there are many TBAs.

Do you think are there interesting names coming ?
There are some rumours about Kvyat/Sirotkin, who else may be on the table ?
There are quite a lot of names known already - the ACO normally only note the 'placeholder' drivers (for want of a better expression)..... It's early days, the number of drivers already known is about the same as usual at this time (and I've been watching this process fairly closely for quite a few years now).
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For some comic relief, Magnus Racing weighs in on the Fuji vs PLM debacle:

http://www.magnusracing.com/news/201...-decision.html
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Old 13 Feb 2018, 02:55 (Ref:3800842)   #1016
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For some comic relief, Magnus Racing weighs in on the Fuji vs PLM debacle:

http://www.magnusracing.com/news/201...-decision.html
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Old 15 Feb 2018, 17:32 (Ref:3801614)   #1017
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Old 15 Feb 2018, 17:35 (Ref:3801617)   #1018
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And that's where the EoT starts to turn into a BoP. Sigh.
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Old 15 Feb 2018, 17:47 (Ref:3801622)   #1019
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That was in the rules before this season, how is it a joke? I can see the slant in the title of the article misleading people. They do that on purpose to generate clicks obviously. The cars are supposed to be equal and this rule was already in place for cars that were sandbagging. The eot is already set so if the cars are magically faster than what they led on, a penalty can be applied. It's the same in other classes (GTE). Reading the article, there's nothing that says the cars are not allowed to be faster than Toyota's, but that they have data and if that's exceeded, then you misled them.
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Old 15 Feb 2018, 17:58 (Ref:3801625)   #1020
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" ACO sporting director Vincent Beaumesnil told Autosport: "There will be a penalty system, of which we will release details later, in case a non-hybrid car is faster than a hybrid.
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ooooooooooook, so toyota must to be the mandatory fastest lmp1 in grid.

Actually it all makes sense.... WEC is a ACO creature, if lmp1 manufacturers haven't been able to kill it yet, it's ACO duty to accomplish that.
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