The appointment of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021 it has been marked by novelties. These novelties include the arrival of the Hypercar, which exchange the LMP1. Now these new vehicles proceed with some issues in frequent with the earlier prototypes, however with sure modifications. Nevertheless, evidently the Toyota period has not ended with this transformation, and they’re nonetheless the quickest, though they’ve gained reliability issues with the modifications.
In reality, in the race it was thought that Alpine, the different hypercar current, He may stand as much as them if he managed to avoid wasting gas in order to not make so many stops and search a method much like that of the two Toyota. When the race started, the issues of the quantity eight automotive instructed a potential victory for the French workforce of their debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, nonetheless, each Toyota imparted a discouraging tempo to their opponents and returned to double regardless of issues. Victory would go to No. 7.
One other fascinating factor that occurred this weekend was the presence of Alpine F1 on the circuit. Fernando Alonso made historical past being the first to drive a Formulation 1 on this entire monitor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He did it with a Renault automotive painted on this yr’s Alpine livery. Esteban Ocon was additionally current, and all this deployment of Alpine and his good begin to his automotive heralded an fascinating weekend. They lastly managed to be on the podium, as third categorised.
Nor would I wish to neglect the flip that he made the Mission H24, a prototype much like the LMP1 however with a gas cell engine, with hydrogen. A guess for the quick future, since the 24 Hours of Le Mans need a new class of hydrogen vehicles, and Toyota is keen on it, along with eight different manufacturers with which it negotiates …
As to the spanish pilots, Roberto Merhi’s G-Drive was in 55th place because of issues. Antonio García got here to steer, doing an excellent job, however lastly his Corvette was in 2nd place of the GT Professional, that’s, in the 21st place of the absolute classification.
Congratulations Toyota workforce! and the winners of this version of the 24 hours of Le Mans: M. Conway, Okay. Kobayashi, and J. López.