Antonio: We try and develop it for racing as much as possible. In racing, you’re never alone on the track so we test using “dirty air”, for example, in case there is a car in front of you. You cannot lose all your downforce when a car is in front of you, because that happens constantly during endurance racing.
Brian: When we’re setting up a car, we have to keep in mind the changing conditions during a race. For instance, this Motul Petit Le Mans race might start in the cold morning air, become really warm in the afternoon and cool off again in the evening. These conditions change the density of the air which has a huge impact on our aero package. Dallara delivered us a car which can be adjusted quickly, even during a pitstop we can make quick changes to the rear wing or install a new nose with different settings in the front aero. It only takes a few seconds to swap a nose on our car.
* This interview took place before the race, and the car we are talking about actually won the race. Congratulations to the WTR-team.
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