Mags In A ‘Vette Suit
Racing has got a driver on its hands with this man (right).
Team PR Reilly Brennan
provides the conclusion that the Sebring test (just finished, yesterday)
was “very productive as it gave us all a chance to have all
the new guys in and out of the cars and start to gel the new personalities.”
And haven’t they
got a few in their cars this year?
It was Magnussen’s
first test in a C5-R, and the second for Max Papis and Olivier Beretta.
The Italian had come straight from Daytona of course. No, we don’t
know how these guys do it either!
“While I won't
say specifically what our best lap times were, we are seconds faster
than our qualifying time in 2003 and, from reading the dsc article
on Saleen's test, the GTS battle should be fun for all of us,”
is finding that a revised driving style is required for the Michelins,
but the new rubber is apparently very consistent over a long stint
– as well as being very quick. Fellows now has 45 starts under
his belt in the C5-R on Goodyears – so there’s a degree
of retraining going on, for the man with the healing shoulder. Here
he is talking to Oliver Gavin.
The image of
the Corvette being pushed (below) is actually the car being bump
started: new starter ring gear is still being sorted. Presumably
that will be in time for one more test before Sebring.
The Sebring chassis will
be #010 and #011: #10 ran twice last year, including taking pole
at Road America, while #11 has just had its shakedown. Oliver Gavin
was in and out of both cars, providing feedback and the two cars
performed all but identically.
passes on the information that #011 will be the last C5-R. #012
is going to be developed as the C6-R test chassis.