it Has been the theme most commented on after the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. The gestures of support of Vincent Capillaire in the pit lane of The Sarthe in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #7, the leader of the race, caused a lot of confusion in Kamui Kobayashi. The japanese, thinking that the pilot of Algarve Pro Racing was a commissioner for the oranges of their clothing, ripped off several times their prototype, which has resulted in problems in the clutch that ended up with the race of the LMP1 japanese. A cluster of bad decisions and coincidences cut short the career of Kobayashi, Conway and Sarrazin.
Before the stir formed, Vincent Capillaire explained in his account of Facebook that their only intention was to give hope to the Toyota #7 when this was the leader of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and took advantage of the fact that the prototype stopped in front of his box during one of the Safety Car to come out and support you. However, the gestures were confused Kamui Kobayashi. All in all, Toyota has not wanted to take beyond the controversy and, through a brief statement, the formation nippon has decided to turn the page, in part also to leave behind a race in which everything went wrong.
In this aspect, and as a finishing touch bitter -but honorable – at the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota Gazoo Racing issued the following statement to settle the matter: “Toyota Gazoo Racing confirms that it has received an apology from Vincent Capillaire about their actions during the past 24 Hours of Le Mans. We have accepted full apologies and we recognize that your sporting gesture ever intended to cause any negative consequence in our car number 7. We can confirm that we continue to maintain a good relationship with Vincent Capillaire and we consider that this matter is now closed“.