The pilot factory team in the LMP1 Porsche Nick Tandy believes that after the withdrawal of Audi from WEC competition in the championship will become even more fierce.
In 2017 Nick will play their first full season in the WEC as part of Porsche LMP1. Cockpit 919 Hybrid he shared with Neil Jani and andré’m offended.
At the end of 2016 Audi announced his departure from the championship. Thus, LMP1, there are only two contenders for the title – Porsche and Toyota.
However, a 32-year-old Briton is confident that a stable regulation of the series will increase competition in the WEC. Recall that the introduction of the new regulations which were planned for the season 2018, pending for two years.
“Obviously, now in the LMP1 class will fight a smaller number of machines, and this has a negative impact on the show, especially at Le Mans. From this point of view we will miss the Audi, – quotes the words of Tandy AUTOSPORT.com. On the other hand, competition is greater than ever.
Stable rules allow teams to concentrate on improving the technology that is already in their possession. They do not need to be sprayed for two cars.
Last season we repeatedly observed that different cars suit different tracks. In 2017 this will not be, as all teams will modify their cars and engines so that they will be fast everywhere.”
Porsche for two years in a row wins as the overall WEC, and the “24 hours of Le Mans.” However, Tandy is confident that 2017 Toyota will give battle to the German manufacturer.
“Toyota will show its strength, continued Nick. – They have experienced a painful defeat at Le Mans in 2016, so next year will do everything possible to take revenge”.
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