Sao Paulo
Aug 31

Sao Paulo WEC Notebook

Dagys_ 2013_1588731 DEBUTS NEW AERO — In a bid for its first victory of the year, Toyota has rolled out with an updated aero package for its solo TS030 Hybrid this weekend in . The Japanese manufacturer’s high downforce package features modifications to the front wheel arches, engine cover and wing, aimed to better suit the upcoming stretch of races on the calendar.

“It’s bodywork that’s suited to the requirements in terms of aero efficiency of this track,” Toyota Racing technical director Pascal Vasselon explained. “Basically, some additional drag but a lot more downforce. This is what we need. Even though there’s a very long straight, you have a lot of low speed corners. Here, you need downforce, not only for pure performance but for consistency.”

According to Vasselon, development of the high downforce kit began before and went into production shortly after, prior to a recent two-day test at EuroSpeedway Lausitzring.

So far, the package has seemed to have payed dividends on the high-speed and technical 15-turn, 2.676-mile circuit, with the No. 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi posting the quickest time on Friday.

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Aug 29

OAK Racing Trio Set Sights On WEC LMP2 Title

OAK Racing Trio Set Sights On WEC LMP2 Title

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With a dominant run in the 24 Hours of , which saw a 1-2 result in LMP2, heads into this weekend’s Six Hours of looking to continue its title chase in the .

The French squad’s No. 35 Morgan-Nissan of , and claimed a dominant victory in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, which propelled the trio to the top of the LMP2 standings, five points ahead of their sister No. 24 entry.

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