The opening round of the 2015 WEC was one of the best races I have ever watched, I managed to watch that majority of the race and there were minimal dull moments in 6 hours! Not like the GP earlier in the day.
Start of the WEC at Silverstone
Audi won from Porsche (2nd) and Toyota (3rd), the race was packed full of drama, too much to write about really so in short :
-The early battle for the lead between the R18 of Fassler and the 919 of Neel Jani.
-The staggering pace of the Porsche 919 in a straight line.
-The fast laps put in by both Audi’s in the early stages
-The liberties taken by all the LMP1 cars with the track limits, only Audi were penalised for track limits which is crazy as they were all guilty.
-Audi’s excellent decisions with strategy in here later stages to deal with their penalty.
-Very solid LMP2 category, the G-Drive cars were very impressive.
-Great Porsche v Ferrari battle in GTE Pro and great GTE Am too.
-Brilliant closing stages which looked like it could go either way.
-Watching the LMP1 cars putting in lap times that would see them in the middle of the grid in the 2014 Grand Prix.
-6 hours of racing resulting with 1st to 3rd being separated by 15 seconds for Audi, Porsche and Toyota.
The next race is Spa, if it is half as entertaining as Silverstone then we are onto a winner. The formula for the power trains set under the rules is pretty much perfect. I am also excited about Nissans entry at Le Mans, the thought 4 manufacturers with 8 cars (12 at Le Mans) all running the best part of 1000bhp each is the stuff dreams are made of.
It was mentioned in the commentary for Silverstone that this could be a golden age for sportscar prototypes, it just might be…
The whole WEC Field