|Peugeot has been on top so far|
The Peugeot is just incredible through the bumps; they seem to be learning well. Audi takes them pretty seriously, too. IMSA's tech guys tell us that under all that obfuscating black paint, the front aero of a 2008 R10 looks a lot more like a 2007 Peugeot than it does a 2007 R10. You know what they say about imitation and flattery.
Apparently Audi has also taken the modular approach well beyond the now-famous gearbox swap in the R8; the entire tub can now be swapped out without disconnecting a single oil or water line. They had to do so after one of them had an incident on Monday.
This is shaping up to be a whale of a race.
We also show a Mechanical Diversity Report. In a field of thirty-five cars we have seventeen different models, with fifteen different models of engine in nine configurations. THIS is the real heritage of racing! Paul Bell reporting from Sebring
|Mechanical Diversity of the 12-Hours of Sebring grid|