24 Hours of Le Mans

No.7 Peugeot running second at Midnight

1 Mins read

The #7 Peugeot 908 of Davidson, Gene and Wurz is the leading Peugeot 908 at the nine hour stage ahead of the #9, #8 and the Team ORECA Peugeot 908 HDI FAP.

As the light faded at the Sarthe circuit, Peugeot were running a strong 2-3-4-5 at the nine hour stage and under safety car conditions after.

The second quarter of the race began with Minassian (#8) overtaking Lamy (#9) to claim third place as before the Lamy managed to retake the position later in his stint.

The battle between the #2 Audi and the #7 Peugeot for the lead continued with Marc Gene taking to the wheel.

“I really thought we were going to have a faster car in the race,” said Davidson (#7) “but

it's not the way. We now have to wait for the race to come to us. We're on a different strategy to the leading car now; in reality they're a little ahead of us. There's a lot of traffic which makes it even harder to keep the tyres in good shape, and to keep temperature in the tyres. As long as we make no mistakes, we've a chance in the race.”

“My first two stints went well but the third stint was very difficult. There was a lot of vibration in the car, and it got worse every passing lap. I couldn't see anything, so I decided it was better to stop before losing too much time.” Said Minassian (#8)

“We opted for tyres which are perhaps a little too hard. At the moment, the traffic is really affecting the race. Overnight, it's going be even more difficult. So we have to keep going and avoid any problems.” Commented Lamy (#9)

Related posts
24 Hours of Le MansFIA WEC

ByKolles Names Test and Development Drivers for Hypercar Project

2 Mins read
Tom Dillmann and Esteban Guerrieri have been announced as ByKolles Racing’s test and development drivers for their Le Mans Hypercar project.
24 Hours of Le MansAsian Le Mans SeriesEuropean Le Mans SeriesFIA WEC

LMP2 Suffers More Performance Cuts to Keep Hypercars Ahead

1 Mins read
More changes have been made to the LMP2 cars to ensure the Hypercars are faster ahead of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
24 Hours of Le MansEuropean Le Mans SeriesFIA WECFormula Regional European Championship

17-year-old Franco Colapinto set to join 24 Hours of Le Mans grid

2 Mins read
A busy year ahead for the young Argentinian as he takes on Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season, ELMS, FIA WEC and the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Leave a Reply