Official: Cadillac banned from 1812 kilometers of Qatar – News

Official: Cadillac banned from 1812 kilometers of Qatar – News

Cadillac loses 4th place

Almost a month has passed since the first test of this year’s championship, that is 1812 km from Qatarbut only on the eve of the Easter weekend was the official statement from the FIA ​​and ACO sports commissioners to order disqualification for Cadillac #2. The V-Series.R, led by the trio of Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Sebastien Bourdais and who had brought the American model to 4th place finishin fact he was not included in the final position for one‘technical weakness.

Bodywork at the center of everything

The motivation behind this serious decision is found in inconsistency of body work. The car, managed by another American company such as Chip Ganassi Racing, had some the difference between the official CAD version model submitted at the time of approval and the one used a Losail. In particular, after a long and detailed technical review, it was confirmed by 3D analysis that rear diffuser flapsplaced on both sides of the car, were high and uneven compared to the technical models that control LMDh cars.

There is no purpose

In document #96 issued today March 28, “The management believes so there was no deliberate behavior on the part of the competitor and the supplier company. Regardless of this, there is a violation of the technical regulations, which should have been approved and disqualified.”. Cadillac responded to this decision with the following statement: “During the FIA ​​WEC race in Qatar on March 2, the rear fenders of the #2 Cadillac V-Series.R were inadvertently not specified to the approved height. We have cooperated with the FIA ​​and the ACO and we accept their conclusions“.

Other restrictions

Disqualifications include the prescribed Peugeot #93, and the guilt of crossing the finish line using only hybrid power after running out of fuel and ultimately failing to reach the parc fermé. For 4th placeSo, it goes up Ferrari #83 at AF Corse with Robert Kubica, Robert Shwartzman and Yifei Ye. In Ferrari, in addition, there is also one a fine of 60,000 euros given to the team AF Corse as I have recruited three more people than previously contacted for #54 of the LMGT3 class.