As Stephane Sarrazin was saying at the scrutineering, « Going faster is always possible! ». He was actually right: Driving his Peugeot 908 Hdi the French pilot broke the lap record with 3’18.513″, half an hour before the end of the first part of today qualifying session. The Audis are now around 6 seconds behind the three Peugeot #8, #7 and #9!
The 1st test day was plagued by rain and bad weather unfortunately by the looks of it.
Official photos can be seen here.
I am hitting the road in 4 days on Thursday, so are Joerg, Acki and Andreas from Germany. On the way I shall pick Graham and Nick from the airport in Paris where they should be landing from Manchester at 2pm.
Bob1 and Bob2 are arriving 1 day earlier as they wish to play golf on Thursday and of course we rely on them to start shopping (get the Pastis) before we arrive.
Chris and Robert should also arrive from the UK on Thursday. I guess we shall all be there for aperitif time.
Unfortunately a few dropped out. Jogy, Toto, Chris’s friend. The good news is that Christian will be joining us on Friday evening.
I am just about to catch up on the race preparation news, have not had much of a chance in China (and most of the time I cannot get through on the internet)