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Ferrari say they have been “put at a drawback to their rivals” at Monza Six Hours · RaceFans

Ferrari say they have been “put at a drawback to their rivals” at Monza Six Hours · RaceFans


Ferrari issued a veiled criticism of the World Endurance Championship’s newest Steadiness of Efficiency adjustment following their defeat in yesterday’s Six Hours of Monza.

The newest change to the collection’ performance-balancing guidelines added 5kg to the minimal weight of the staff’s 499P prototypes following their victory on the Le Mans 24 Hours. The vehicles additionally had their energy outputs lower by 10kW in comparison with the earlier race and their permitted vitality utilization throughout a stint was lower by 8MJ.

Rivals Toyota had no modifications to their weight and vitality utilization limits, however had a 5kW discount of their energy output.

Ferrari stated they anticipated to be allowed to contest their residence race beneath the identical Steadiness of Efficiency restrictions as have been used at Le Mans, and the newest change put them at a drawback.

“After successful the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the expectation was to combat in the identical situations as within the French race,” stated Ferrari in a press release. “Nonetheless, the situations imposed at Monza put the staff at a drawback in comparison with its rivals.”

Toyota received the opening three WEC rounds. Its GR010 Hybrids have been then reined in by a BoP adjustment previous to Le Mans, the place Ferrari received. The quantity seven Toyota led the quantity 50 Ferrari residence by 16 seconds final Sunday.

Ferrari added that “regardless of this imposed limitation, an ideal technique, impeccable work by the mechanics throughout pit stops and a flawless efficiency by the drivers gave the followers, greater than 65,000 over the course of the weekend, who colored the stands of the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza pink, one thing to have fun.”

Following yesterday’s race Toyota president Koji Sato stated the staff “wish to present our true efficiency” and had “frustration in our hearts, since Le Mans”.

“We’ve got all labored collectively as one to maneuver ahead in the direction of the following race,” stated Sato. “It was a vital 4 weeks. Due to that course of, we have been in a position to compete as a real staff at Monza.”

An extra BoP change will likely be imposed forward of the following spherical, which is Toyota’s residence race. “Within the subsequent spherical at Fuji, we’ll do our greatest beneath the management of Kamui [Kobayashi],” Sato added. “We wish to present the stronger Toyota WEC staff in entrance of many Japanese followers.”

Sato additionally apologised on behalf of the staff for a collision concerned its quantity eight automotive, which was being pushed by Sebastien Buemi when it collided with a rival.

“I wish to specific my sincerest gratitude to D’station Racing’s Mr Hoshino, Mr Fujii, Mr Stevenson and everybody concerned within the staff following the damaging scenario attributable to the contact from automotive quantity eight, which took away their alternative to problem at Monza,” he stated. “I sincerely apologise for that. Your entire staff will replicate and be totally conscious so that everybody can race safely.”

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