In the early stages of the season 2017 WEC Porsche LMP1 will use the specification of the 919 Hybrid with a low level of downforce.
Specification for the race in Le Mans will also be used in the Spa. Thus, in the first stage of the new campaign at Silverstone the Toyota will have the advantage over the Porsche, because in the UK, the Japanese team put up a car with a high level of clamping force. And the Porsche with a high level of downforce not make an early debut stages at the Nurburgring.
Team principal of the Porsche LMP1 and Andreas Seidl said: “We will develop and test the aerodynamics for the race at Le Mans until the end of the third stage of the season.
This puts us at a disadvantage in the race at Silverstone. After Le Mans for the remaining stages of the season we will arm 919 aerodynamic package, which will have more downforce”.
Recall that in comparison with last year, the number of aerodynamic body kit, which the team can use per season decreased from three to two.
In addition, it is also known that the Toyota LMP1 will start the new season at Silverstone with a body kit with a high level of clamping force.
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