Introduction 2023 Sebring results, day two: Toyotas continue to lead in supercars

Introduction 2023 Sebring results, day two: Toyotas continue to lead in supercars

On day two of the WEC Prologue at Sebring, Toyotas continued to dominate the results in Hypercar: the #51 Ferrari, which had missed it all day, crashed

Toyota The introduction of the Sebring WEC is closing in on the standings, and it can be said that they are satisfied with their results. Refreshed GR010s led both sessions on the second day, with the No. 7 leading the first session in 1:48.473 and #8 with Brendon Hartley leading at 1.48.216 in the second cycle. The GR010s apparently achieved the most laps, 286 for the #7 and 301 for the #8, and are the only ones to complete over 1,000 miles on both machines.

Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing Press

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Ferrari #51 accident, the chassis was changed as a precaution

It wasn’t an easy day at home Ferrari: The No. 51 finished in the Turn 1 hurdles at Round 1, while Calado was leading.

“Off-piste riding, favored by tires not yet up to temperature (the use of tire warmers is no longer permitted by the regulations), has caused some damage to the bodywork and suspension; the Maranello technicians having already collected many data in previous sessions They chose not to allow the car to return to the track, to allow the mechanics to carry out repairs and to check the integrity of the 499P.”

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According to Endurance-Info as a precautionary measure The frame was to be replaced with the one used in the tests, Although, according to other sources, the frame is not damaged.

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However, the #50 did 145 laps, 80 in the morning, and kept working the periods without looking for an attacking time, finishing in 1:49.558 for seventh in the morning session and in fourth in 1:49.300 with Nicklas Nielsen that afternoon.

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Porsche 963 Leads Peugeot 9X8 in Sebring Test, WEEC 2023 Prologue
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Mechanical problems for a #93 Peugeot in the afternoon, many kilometers and a hitch for the #93

Several kilometers were covered on this second day for a distance Peugeot 9X8after yesterday’s #93 crash. However, #93 itself accused A.J mechanical problem At the end of the third session, I only managed to get four laps back at the end of the afternoon. #94 was involved in a file Connect almost at the end of the last sessionwith minor damage to the front.

the Porsche 963 They showed better times on this day, by going down 1:48.957 in the morning session with No. 5 by Christensen, He ranks third. The 963 cars had done 433 laps, some 70 more than the Peugeots and 100 more than the Ferraris, but a technical issue did not fail to shut down the No. 6 business early, leaving Vanthoor without many laps completed for the day.

Cadillac He reached third place in the fourth session, with Westbrook lapping in 1:48.890. With 218 laps completed, they are on the same mileage as Porsche, Ferrari and Peugeot for each car.

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Best times for each driver for the two days of the prologue

Glickenhaus and Vanwall day

Finally, two non-Hybrid Hypercar competitors, Glickenhaus And Fanwalcompleting 160 and 147 laps respectively, with the best time Tom Dillmann on Vanwall at 1.50.038 in the morning. Briscoe On the other hand, it did not pass Glickenhaus 007 1:51,039 in the same session. It is still very early, and there is time for juicing. Jacques Villeneuve, who has only had one day of testing on the Vanwall so far, didn’t drop below 1.56 on the second day of the prologue either, making him the slowest driver in the Hypercar.

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[Classifica SESSIONE 1] [Classifica SESSIONE 2] [Tempi per pilota Prologo]

United Autosports Test Sebring
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once again United Autosport With Albuquerque’s No. 22 and WRT with Robert Kubica’s No. 41 they placed themselves on the upper decks. Albuquerque in 1:50577 It is best performed in the morning, before durian bean, which would debut at PREMA #63 and swing 1,50,860 in the same session, just ahead of Ye’s #48 JOTA. Kubica led the afternoon session ahead of the #48 JOTA and #22 United Autosports.

The cards won’t be revealed until Friday this term, but United, PREMA, WRT and JOTA are certainly all in the fray, with Alpine currently well behind the schedules.

Towards the end of the final session, a crash between the #28 JOTA of Heinemeier-Hannson and the #54 AF Corse Ferrari of Flohr caused a red flag, bringing the tests to an early end. The Danish amateurs were unharmed.

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In GTE le Porsche They dominated the third session, with Matthew Cairoli In the #56 Project #1 he ran in 1:59.170, the best time for the tests, ahead of the #60 Iron Lynx and #85 Iron Dames, is always a bit frisky.

In the fourth and final session, Parker’s #86 Porsche took the lead with a time of 1:59.253, ahead of Ferrari #83 Richard Mille AF Corse to Lilo and Doux, second place in 1:59,263,200. The #33 Corvette remained in the middle of the standings in 1.59.6, but these are just tests, and here we expect a very close fight like in a hypercar.

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Of note was an accident involving Kessel’s No. 57 Ferrari of Kimura, which damaged the front of his 488 in the morning.

The only note is on speed Aston Martin, Consistently bottom of the league in these tests, with some arguing the BoP.

Cover photos: Toyota Gazoo Racing

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