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Galahad

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Webber has already completed more laps now than the seventh-placed car will be able to manage, so Audi's options are for a catastrophic failure on his car, or for the leader to drop behind the #7
 

FB

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Heart stopping moment for Webber coming out from the last splash and dash. Will it fire up, won't it fire up...
 

FB

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Well that came from left field, a 3 minute stop-go for Audi No.8 for putting the wrong tyres on.
 

Galahad

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The least likely thing to happen all weekend. Really hope Conway can hold on to 3rd, give Alex Wurz a podium in his last race.
 

FB

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Congrats to Bernhard, Webber and Hartley - World Champions! Great race, as they have been all season. Looking forward to seeing what Toyota come up with for 2016 and how Audi respond to the move forward by Porsche.
 

Galahad

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Super finale to a great season. Porsche have really set a new standard. Just hope that the VW scandal doesn't take the Audi programme down with it, I've read a few rumours to that effect sadly.
 

Incubus

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That would be a desperate shame, especially considering how competitive next season promises to be.
 

siffert_fan

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The close of another great season in WEC. As a life-long Porsche fan, I can't help but be pleased with the outcome.

If Audi does, indeed, pull the plug on the racing program because of VWs emissions shenanigans, I will be more than a little upset. I am not sure that Toyota will be able to fill the gap that Audi would leave behind by withdrawing, so the effect on the best series in racing (IMO) could be huge.

I still think that, even if that is the case, the series will continue to be much closer and more entertaining than F1.
 
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cider_and_toast

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OMG!!! It's a fan car. Cool. I wonder how they'll get around the 'hoover stones and blast them at the car behind' effect?
 

cider_and_toast

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Yeah, or the vibration from a couple of un-balanced blades due to lumps of rubber will tear the system to bits.
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
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Interesting that they don't state who will be their tyre supplier. I suspect that they will require unique tyres to withstand the greater downforce loads conferred by the fan system. Could it be that they have yet to find a manufacturer willing to foot such a large bill?
 

gethinceri

Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
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Congratulations to Toyota, Alonso, Buemi and Nakajima on winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018.
Managing to defeat the only other car with a realistic chance of winning, another Toyota, rather puts the mockers on what should be a truly great victory as in previous years.
Sadly, should Alonso go on to win Indy, he will be feted as a successor to Graham Hill. The achievements are incomparable and I feel sorry for Alonso, unless he thinks it’s the same achievement.
 
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