Following their success at the WEC Spa 6 Hours race earlier this month, Toyota Gazoo Racing is getting ready for the 'big one', the WEC Le Mans 24 Hours which is taking place in three weeks time
With their ace card driver Fernando Alonso taking a seat in the #8 Toyota TS050 and the #7 car being piloted by previous Le Mans winning drivers...what could possibly stop them from winning this year's race?
Well, there is the problem of excessively high ambient and track temperatures as seen in last years race when Porsche and Toyota LMP1 cars retired early due to Hybrid drive failures. Or it could be like the race a few years ago when the weather changed from sun to rain to sun and back to rain at the same time around the circuit so deciding on the most suitable tyres to use was virtually impossible.
So as they say 'it is anyone's race'.
Also, there is the problem of new and existing rules and regulations such as the unauthorised fuel pump issue that held back the #7 Toyota for a pitlane start penalty. Modified bodywork and mods made to the car after scrutineering was also an issue last year which led to a podium placed car being disqualified.
We hope Toyota do well and even better, they come in 1st and 2nd in this years 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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