24 hours of Daytona began with difficulties for the team of Fernando Alonso for a number of reasons. In the first place, the DPi were incontrovertible and despite the limitations imposed on the LMP2 category prototypes, where I was racing Alonso, not have been able to be at the height of performance. On the other hand United Autosports also had one of the best cars on the track and lacked a bit of performance as you could see in the training sessions, but they thought they could raise a little the level for the race.
What is certain is that some turns of Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso have been incredibly good, but still have not been able to trace. The test of 24 hours is very tough for the riders who must go alternating to drive the cars, but also for the mecáncica. In the first part we saw some yellow flags for some incidents with other cars and mechanical problems of various kinds, and of those who went ahead of the team of Fernando and even posts very high on the table of times and have come to lead laps in some parts… But as the hours went by the mechanics also failed them to them.
We have seen that the car remained in the box for about 40 minutes on the mend by some problems that you have had with a prick and also with the brakes, later the LMP2 went to the track to continue but he had already lost a few times very valuable, and it fell on the table of times at positions more backward. And from there the problems have been happening for them with numerous stops to repair things, such as the 30-min lost by Alonso by a malfunction in the brakes, and other minutes that went by without being on the track also for Lando and Hanson. In addition, you must remember that Lando was passed in speed in the practice sessions and had a penalty for race who have had to comply.
well, in short, has not been easy for them, nor much less and the results are not what they expected. But at least have fun and have gained experience for the LMP1 Le Mans, which although is not of the same characteristics will be soaked how to act on evidence of resistance. For the rest of the spaniards has not been a stroll for them.
The winners by categories are:
|1||LMP2||Sampling Racing Cadillac||Albuquerque/Barbosa/Fittipaldi|
|1||GTD||GTR Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini||Rolf Ineichen/Mirko Bortolotti/Franck Perera/Rik BReukers|
|1||GTLM||Ford GT Chip Ganassi Racing||Ryan Briscoe/Scott Dixon/Richard Westbrook|
In relation to our:
|15||LMP2||Jackie Chan DCR Jack||Juncadella/Stroll/Rosenqvist/Frijns|
|38||LMP2||United Autosports Ligier JS17||Handon/Norris/Alonso|
|39||GTD||Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3||Pérez de Lara/Sources/Creel/Griffin/Molina|
Congratulations to all who have achieved important positions!
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