Le Mans » Davidson advocates qualifying change

Peugeot star Anthony Davidson has called upon the ACO to split LMP and GT cars into separate qualifying sessions for the Le Mans 24 Hours, describing the current situation as 'not fair' on either

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RD350LC - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 7:37 PM

Sorry to say this but just shut up and drive Ant
It's multi class racing, if you don't like it go do something else
Oh & try looking out for blue flags in your next race

AB - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 10:56 PM

So rather then using practice, qualifing and warm up for everyone to get use to the speed difference they should stay apart until the race?
And this will somehow help avoid accidents between the faster and slower classes?
Ant you're sounding more like a Peugeot driver everyday.


June 16, 2011 9:06 AM

I do partial agree with what Ant is saying. For Qualifying (ONLY) it would be good to let the LMP1 cars have the track to themselves to get a proper look at the true speeds of the car, see what the maximum that they can get out of the car is.

However, he talk of a "pure enviroment" is slightly out of context. At the end of the day it is the same for all LMP1 cars so there is nothing manufactured about it. Qualifying is all down to luck and the skill of how you handle the traffic... Its the same in every walk of racing. The only way to this pure enviroment would be to send the cars out one at a time ala old F1 qualifying... and we know how dull that was!

d - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 9:51 AM

Or just make LMP1/LMP2 a bit slower. Multi-class racing is what it is, but when the difference between the classes is as big as it is it becomes quite dangerous and stressful to pass lower-class cars exactly because they are far slower.

Who Cares - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 11:48 AM

Very sensible comments above from RD350LC and AB. In addition, who cares about lap times or grid position in qualification, ahead of a 24hrs race? Jacky Ickx showed in 1969 how little it matters, by actually starting dead last. Only in 1966 the grid position did have a huge impact on the outcome of the race, deciding of the winner.

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