Two practice sessions complete, with the results looking a bit like this.
Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R18 TDI 2m03.844s 2. LMP1 Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller Audi R18 TDI 2m04.054s 3. LMP1 Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud Peugeot 908 2m04.217s 4. LMP1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi R18 TDI 2m05.329s 5. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 2m05.392s
Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. LMP1 Fassler//Treluyer/Lotterer Audi R18 TDI 2m03.124s 2. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R18 TDI 2m04.361s 3. LMP1 Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller Audi R18 TDI 2m04.405s 4. LMP1 Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud Peugeot 908 2m05.472s 5. LMP1 Lapierre/Duval/Panis ORECA Peugeot 908... 2m06.962s 6. LMP1 Gene/Wurz/Davidson Peugeot 908 2m07.150s 7. LMP1 Amaral/Pla Quifel-ASM Zytek 2m07.543s 8. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 2m08.547s
The second practice session came to an end when Pedro Lamy smashed up the other Peugeot. Boy am I glad that he’s not sharing with Franck this weekend. Although they were faster than FKM’s car in both practices, which isn’t so great.
And now, drum roll please, Franck speaks!
“I was surprised. It’s strange because the car does not look fast. It looks fat, not like the Peugeot. It’s as if we’re racing in two different categories. The Audi looks more steady and it’s maybe because they’re using the tyres better. The problem we have today is making the parts of the car work together; getting the tyres, aero, engine all doing the right thing. Our sweet spot is very narrow.”