Le Mans » Motoyama's heroic attempt to save DeltaWing


A video showing the emotion of Satoshi Motoyama's heroic, 90 minute long, battle to keep the DeltaWing in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a crash in the Porsche Curves

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

fairlyoldguy - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 4:49 PM

Very sad to see the Delta Wing go out so soon. The Toyota team,including Nakajima, were shown apologizing to the Delta Wing crew. I was among the early supporters of the Delta Wing when it was first suggested as a replacement for Indy Car. I hope that this promising design keeps going in some series or other.

Guy - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 3:46 PM

The intense inner preasure to fulfill a dream make people react in different ways, some want to punch or blame the other, other throw it in the back of their mind as to not deal with it immediately. Satoshi Motoyama is a hero.
I hated the DeltaWing, it looked like a tricycle, but after seeing it in LeMans it looks like an airplane on landing coming at you.

Pam

June 21, 2012 10:19 PM

"A light car obviously accelerates better for a given amount of power, or uses less fuel if you're that way inclined. But it's actually a bit more complex than that. The effects of excess weight are compounded by movement, because inertia, the reluctance of the car to change its speed and direction, then becomes the issue." G.M.

The Delta Wing is the most radical thing to happen in racing in quite some time, so naturally it won't appeal to the conventional thinking masses at first.

Really hoping it will race in next years 24 hour.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.