2015 24 Hours of Le Mans - quiet before the storm
Friday is going to be quiet day at Circuit de la Sarthe. The powerful engines are silent, the drivers are getting some rest and the teams are preparing cars for tomorrows spectacle. However, the media spotlight is still on fantastic Porsche performance with their 919 Hybrid race car. Rightfully so because the Porsche didn’t just won first row for tomorrow’s race, it has also broken a track record and showed Audi that the undisputed king of Le Mans is back. But will it be enough for the overall win? We will just wait and see. The pole position is not important on Le Mans because during the whole 24 hours there are many changes on top positions and that success is not guaranteeing anything but it is great psychological advantage and big thing for Porsche team and fans. The Audis are behind three Porsches and Toyota is right behind them. Fantastic Nissans GT-R LM Nismo are on the bottom of LMP1 class with better performance than during practice sessions but not quite good enough for top spots.
The Aston Marting Vantage has proven itself as one of best GT cars for Le Mans once again with pole position in GTE class with the Ferrari 458 Italia right behind. However, the Corvette C7.R team had good practice session and was fastest during the test days but suffered from incident involving experienced Jan Magnussen yesterday. The Danish driver crashed during qualifying session yesterday and fortunately he wasn’t hurt. However, the car is beyond repair and Corvette team did not bring spare chassis so Corvette No 63 can not be repaired. This means that there will be only one Corvette C7.R which is shame since it one of best racing cars in that class.