The WEC puts an end to your long hot summer -and step to the rumors of the future – with the dispute of the 6 Hours of Mexico. Europe is back and the championship, now in its second half of the year with many things yet to decide, always and when the rains permit. However, City of Mexico has been affected by a succession of tropical storms that can affect the normal performance of the weekend. With the rubber rain prepared and look to the sky, Toyota will seek to cut its disadvantage in the drivers ‘ standings and constructors.
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is located in the heart of the City of Mexico. Despite this, it is a high-speed circuit with a straight longer of the contest, always leaving Le Mans at the margin. along its 4.304 meters, the track features a total of 17 curves draw three sections very different. The first sector are two large straight separated by two a curve of 90 ° and a chicane. The half of the track is based on curves linked, while the last sector in the zone Forum Sun is made up of slow corners.
Although Mexico has some tradition in resistance with the 1,000-kilometre Mexico City or with the Trofeo Hermanos Rodriguez, 6 Hours of Mexico under its current format is played for the first time in 2016, with a victory for Porsche. The German brand will look to repeat triumph, to be able to go with the Porsche #2 from Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley, the leader of the WEC already won at the Nürburgring with the use of team orders. In this aspect, Toyota will fight with two TS050 Hybrid to avoid that Porsche handle the run and pass trim to your disadvantage. In Mexico there will only be four LMP1 after the floor announced ByKolles.
it has Also reduced the payroll of prototypes in LMP2 and will be nine Oreca 07-Gibson competing in Mexico City. With the return of the pilots that were lost to the appointment of the Nürburgring to compete in the penultimate round of the Formula E the category becomes more or less to its natural position, except for the absence of one of the Alpine Signatech and by the change of riders at the Manor. Tung, Jarvis and Laurent with three victories out of four possible defend their comfortable lead at the controls of the Oreca #38 of Jackie Chan Racing.
once more, the class LMGTE-Pro will be one of the great attractions of the event. Eight AWG meeting in Mexico, although a large part of the eyes are on both of them. Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell are the leaders with the Ford #67, although their margin is not very large. Just 11 points behind move Lietz and Makowiecki, with the Porsche #91 despite not getting even a victory in the category, while the Aston Martin #97 Turner, Adam, and Serra is third. Ferrari, already with its lineup of pilots usual, you need to take a step to the front.
finally, the class LMGTE-Am has only five cars, although that is not a reason that the spectacle is less. Two Ferrari, two Porsche and an Aston Martin and with the air official become to see the faces after the various arguments that have been had during the first half of the season. Ried, Dienst and Cairoli, with the Porsche #77 and Mok, Sawa and Griffin with the Ferrari #61 come tied on points at the front of the classification. As is usual, except in Le Mans, Miguel Molina will be competing in the Ferrari #54 Spirit of Race together with Flohr and Castellacci.
Hours of the 6 Hours of Mexico WEC 2017
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 01/09 – 22:00h||Free practice 1||90′|
|Saturday 02/09 – 16:30h||Free practice 2||90′|
|Saturday 02/09 – 20:45pm||Free practice 3||60′|
|Sunday 03/09 – 00:50h||Classification (GTE)||25′|
|Sunday 03/09 – 01:25h||Classification (LMP)||25′|
|Sunday 03/09 – 19:00h||Race WEC||360′ + 1 back|