The launch of Audi Sport has removed the foundations of the WEC, but what is certain is that the World of Resistance marches on. After living in Fuji one of the final tight of the modern era of the contest with the three LMP1 of Toyota, Porsche and Audi fighting it out in just a few seconds, the competition landed in China to contest the 6 Hours of Shanghai. The battle for the title is growing more and more tight and in the absence of two appointments for the final of the championship, the best LMP1 of each of the brands maintains a variety of exit champion.
The Shanghai International Circuit with their 5.451 m is the stage of the eighth battle of the season. With its 16 curves and its imposing straight back, the path chinese is a challenge to find a compromise between the curves for large-sector support for the intermediate, and the need for low downforce in order not to lose time in the two straight lines that draw this path. All in all, the most iconic of this path is the ‘ying and yang’ an icon is drawn on track through the concatenation of the first four curves of the path.
Lieb, Jani and Dumas defend leadership at the controls of the
Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 after seeing as its advantage has been reduced in the three
last few races. Their main rival is now the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #6
Conway, Sarrazin and Kobayashi, while the third in contention are the
Audi R18 e-tron #8. A battle for the title at least 30 points that is
starring the ‘seconds’ prototypes of each brand and make
big names in men’s luxury. For his part, Rebellion Racing has it all
in your hand to get in Shanghai the title between the LMP1 private.
new LMP2 once again become a hotbed of
changes. With Strakka Racing out of the equation, the team Manor muta by
full alignment of pilots in its two Oreca 05-Nissan and leaves out of the
competition to Roberto Merhi, committed by a rider with great
experience in resistance as is Mathias Beche. For his part, Tom Blomqvist
adds to the Ligier #30 ESM. All in all, the prominence is going to stop the Signatech
Alpine #36, while Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stéphane Richelmi
you are one step from the title of the category.
The ninth ‘dance’ ‘Balance of Performance’ complicated in a big way, talk of favorites in the category GTE, since have varied the weights and powers of all the cars in the category GTE-Pro. All in all, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen are the rivals to beat. The pair of pilots of Aston Martin face the double threat exercised by the Ferrari 488 GTE for AF Corse, as Davide Rigon and Sam Bird are located just 10 points and Gianmaria Bruniy James Calado to 15 units. However, the Ford GT #66 you can still join the battle for the title if he wins in Shanghai.
Finally, in the category GTE-Am, the dynamics is very
similar to, as only the Ferrari 458 Italia remains the same
mechanical configuration that it had in the 6 Hours of Fuji. Will try to get
starting from this fact Emmanuel Collard, François Perrodo and Rui Águas,
the pilots of AF Corse leads the category with 33 points advantage over
the Aston Martin’s iconic trio formed by Mathias Lauda, Pedro Lamy and Paul
Dalla Lana, which totals already four victories in the amateur category and you are looking for
in Shanghai continue to trim points to come up with options to the final appointment
Hours of the 6 Hours of Shanghai* WEC 2016
|Day / Time*||Session||Duration|
|Friday 04/11 – 03:00 pm||Free Practice 1||90′|
|Friday 04/10 – 08:30 pm||Free Practice 2||90′|
|Saturday 05/10 – 02:00h||Free Practice 3||60′|
|Saturday 15/10 – 06:30 pm||Classification (GTE-Pro / GTE-Am)||20′|
|Saturday 15/10 – 07:00 pm||Qualifying (LMP1 / LMP2)||20′|
|Sunday, 16/10 – 04:00||Race WEC||360′ + 1 lap|
* Schedules in Spain. In China are 7 hours.