The No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R has been eliminated from the Qatar results

The No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R has been eliminated from the Qatar results

We knew that the result of the 1812 kilometers of Qatar, the opening round of the 2024 WEC, remained pending due to the additional inspection required on the No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R by Cadillac Racing delivered to Losail for Earl Bamber – Alex Lynn – Sébastien Bourdais.

This Friday, the commissioners announced the downgrading of the American LMDh after an additional review conducted through a 3D scan of the work. An analysis that ultimately revealed non-compliance with the CAD design submitted during vehicle approval.

The following is the official explanation of decision no. “During the post-race technical inspection, a 3D scan was carried out on car number 2 to analyze the symmetry of the bodywork in relation to the official CAD model of the work submitted during the car alignment. behind the transmitters placed on the left and right are higher (in the Z axis) and misaligned (in the Y axis) than the standard value of the official CAD model of the body, including the permissible tolerance. The managers received a report of technical #16 on 03.03.2024 at 1:15 am stating that further inspection needs to be done on car #2 and that further report will follow after the technical inspection is completed. On March 16, management called the team leader, Mr. Stephen Mitas , of car #2, for a video conference hearing on March 20, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

During the hearing, the team principal confirmed the actions of the technical management and the analysis of the technical representatives of the FIA ​​and the ACO. He submitted a report from the Dallara Group which explains that due to an error, the two parts were delivered without final quality control to the Cadillac WEC team. The Commissioners do not consider that there was willful conduct on the part of the competitor and the delivery company. Regardless of this, there are violations of technical regulations, which should be approved and not qualified. »

A decision that Cadillac accepted, which therefore saw its score go to zero. “During the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship race held in Qatar on March 2, the rear fenders of the No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R were inadvertently not specified compared to the approved length, informed the American manufacturer. We have cooperated with the FIA ​​and ACO and accept their findings. »

Four down the checkerboard, No. 2 Cadillac is therefore rejected, leaving No. 83 Ferrari 499P and all the following Hypercars move up one place in the class.