Le Mans » Toyota forced into driver change

Hiroaki Ishiura forced out of Toyota line-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours

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rao - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 4:57 PM

Ok so he has contract with the bbc and the chances are he is "the stig", but he is a bloody good driver. He waited so patiently for his break in f1, testing for years only to get a rubbish car, even in that he performed well.
Good luck to Anthony, better to be at le sarthe than being the butt of clarksons humour.

stefanvv - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 7:18 PM

Unfortunatelly Peugeot will not be back, I enjoyed a lot AUDI competing with them, just about every time they won even the French car looked faster most of the time.

But now it's about Toyota, lets see what they will offer, hopefully there will be similar competition, I just don't think it will be this year.

Anyway even without AUDI have some serious competition, 24 Heures of Le Mans is iconic race and is always a great one to watch.

Baz82 - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 11:26 PM

There not having a good time are they? I hope they get things sorted out and ready in time. I cant see them winning. Im an Audi fan but i hope they give Audi a good run for there money.

race fan - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 11:52 PM

So, he's not fit for the Le Mans 24, which will be raced on the 16-17 June, yet he's focusing on the Nurburgring 24, which will be raced on the 19-20 May?

Does not compute.

David Chaste - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 8:10 AM

He is simply not fit enough. He needs to do some more neck strengthening exercises. The cornering G-forces are straining his neck muscles and that is what is causing his back to hurt. GT cars don't pull as many G forces (except in a heavy crash).

He better not ever try for Indycar or F1 testing, even Indy lights or GP2 might put him in shambles.

KGBVD - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 4:06 PM

How exciting would it be to watch a driver score the triple crown? (Of course, it wouldn't be a real triple- he's got the f1 chapionship, not the Monaco GP win, but it's close enough).

KGBVD - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 4:11 PM

@ rao, Davidson did NOT perform well in the Super Aguri. Sato consistently beat him, and actually scored a few points (to Ant's great big goose egg).

I remember what I think was Ant's first race in Hungary where he came to a COMPLETE STOP while being lapped. Real racer's instinct there. He's Brundle's heir apparent (an also-ran-commentator).

Now, back to my arm chair.

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