WEC – 6 Hours of Fuji
date
12 October 2017

category
Racing world
WEC – 6 Hours of Fuji

 

6 Hours of Fuji, very tricky for the aerodynamic balance

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), where many teams involved are equipped by BMC,  makes its annual trip to Japan for the 6 Hours of Fuji (13th – 15th October).

The analysis of…

Jérôme Mondain Endurance Racing Programme Manager, Michelin Motorsport

Fuji is famous for its 1½ kilometre straight and twisty infield, so it’s a tough challenge finding the ideal aerodynamic set-up. The engineers need to choose between low downforce for the long straight and high downforce for slower twists and turns. They generally tend to go for the first option, so the tyres need to deliver as much grip as possible through the infield section despite an unfavourable set-up. Getting tyre choice right is essential”.

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