This is the Statt Mann, Baby. It’s time to Scatt a Little Bit…
After two rounds of the World Endurance Championship Toyota has a near fifty point lead over Porsche and a near 60 point lead over Audi going to the marquee event, the Le Mans 24 Hours next month.
Toyota dominated in Silverstone and Spa. Audi doesn’t get dominated easily. The experts at Sportscar365 blamed it on new regulations that currently favor Toyota.
It’s a complicated formula that governs fuel flow, the size of the fuel tank and the ability to create energy from the petro powered hybrids at Toyota and Porsche. Audi uses diesel in its hybrid P1 prototype.
What’s in place now came from information supplied to the FIA and the ACO by the three manufacturers after testing at the end of March. They’re set through Le Mans after which there may be an adjustment that will be locked in place until the end of the season.
I’m a fan of the Audi program but I’m a bigger fan of technology in racing and how it might improve the breed of road cars we drive.
If Toyota and Porsche can pick a more efficient way of using their fuel to create power good on ’em! It’s time, though, for an Audi response. And that, friends, is called major league racing.