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Dindo Capello announces his retirement as a factory Audi LMP1 driver

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jimmy - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 9:54 PM

Dindo - a three time Le Mans winner and one of the nicest guys you can meet, a true gentleman. A living racing legend! Good luck in your next chapters of life :). Still it's a shame you couldn't win the LM this year, damn McNish and his stupid overtaking move in the Porsche curves...

David Chaste - Unregistered

July 25, 2012 7:57 AM

It's all McNish's fault. I think Capello knew his contract would not be renewed, so he decided to retire. They have been under pressure to win another LeMans since 2009 when Audi started bringing in the young guns. The new breeds have been out-qualifying and out racing the vets for 2 years now (2010, 2011).

Capello and Kristenssen should have been driving for the last 2 stints at LeMans, not Allan. Despite his pace, McNish has proven to be too unreliable lately. Who made that call to have McNish at the wheel? Probably H. Given what happened last year I would have been a lot more cautious with the Scotsman.

For McNish, Sebring doesn't count because Dr Ulrich simply didn't give Romain Dumas the chance to hunt him down.

HondaRacingFan - Unregistered

July 25, 2012 10:39 AM

Rubbish David Chaste.

McNish is a great driver that has earned his spot at Audi. Hes a team player and that's what matters. Drivers like Capello and Kristensen as amazing a driver they are, can't stay with Audi for ever. Times change and i think you should stop blaming McNish for so called taking Capellos spot and except things change in life.

David Chaste - Unregistered

July 25, 2012 4:47 PM

Hondaracing fan. He did not plan on retiring now. If he did he would have announced at the beginning of the season, or much earlier. He still has plenty of pace and he knows it. This isn't just a job for him, but a passion.

Maybe he planned to retire but not now. Probably in the off season. NO driver wants to retire during the season, unless they were not feeling well.

HondaRacingFan - Unregistered

July 25, 2012 5:42 PM

did you even read the story? because I think you're mistaken mate. Hes retiring from competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours and Prototypes. Not retiring from racing all together and how do you know he didn't want to retire now, He mite of told the team at the start of the year he was thinking about leaving Audi after the le mans 24hr race and now after the le man race he has announced it officially. He will still race but were i Dont know. sounds like hes had enough and wants to do new projects. nothing wrong with that mate.

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