WEC Fuji 6 hour endurance race - Porsche Party of watching at the lounge official!
WEC Early Battle!
Today is WEC's final day. Unfortunately, it is heavy rain from the morning. The road is completely wet. In this WEC,(It is the first time for me to go to WEC)I got a pass to put in the Porsche official lounge, so I headed to the designated entrance.
When I arrived at the Fuji Speedway west gate, I was parked in a private parking lot, so I parked the car there.
Today it is heavy rain, so it was decided that you can be picked up by Cayenne from the parking lot to the lounge specially.
Arrived in the lounge area in just one minute.
Go up the stairs and go to the Porsche official lounge on the second floor.
The Porsche official lounge has air of VIP.
Oh ,,, something amazing atmosphere. From the lounge, you can see not only the state of the race, but also the state of the pit in.
As soon as I arrived, I took him to the pit walk, but unfortunately the picture was not good. In the garage of the Porsche camp, there were two 919 hybrids, and the Porsche teams were busy adjusting. Also, as a reserve when a breakdown or crash occurred, things like bumpers and feathers behind were stocked.
German flags were hung on the car body with the taste of the driver, but it seems that it will never paint because weight reduction is important. It is lightweight than paint, it seems to be sticker wearing. The helmet of the driver was also ready to be attached right now, but because it gets so hard with perspiration and so on, it was said that it is making it possible to dry quickly with dryer from the bottom.
In addition, I was able to show lots of stocks of tires and machines that can heat the tires at high temperatures just before the start of the race. There are 3 sets of the same equipment in all, it seems to be carried by airplane and ship every race in the world.It weighs 40 tons.
No, it's a tremendously troublesome and costly world. And, as so many people involved, and the best team is preparing the best, I thought that the driver would have to win anyway.
The winning driver must always be,"Thanks to the team, thanks to everyone in the team"However, I felt a little understandable why.
Drivers are running at their own risk, carrying all the expectations, hopes and lives of many, such things.
When I return to the lounge while feeling excited, Porsche driver, Brendon Hartley.
Head tiny! Face tiny! I do not think it is the same person! (¯ ◇ ¯;)
It is amazing. After all the people who are active in the world have different aura.
The race started at 11 o'clock.
Well, unfortunately because of rain, at the start of 11 o'clock I could not see the front with fog. Porsche started in pole position."I'm sure Porsche will win this time"Although I thought somehow ...
On the way, too much fog, the race will be interrupted. Three hours have passed since the crash, there are contacts, those who look seriously in the race.
I was able to see the pit - in as well, but team collaboration until exchanging tires and starting was a supernatural work.
It is truly amazing, there is no waste. After that, there was explanation of the race situation of the driver, and finally I thought that the race became interesting, and the thick fog began to cover the course again. So the race was interrupted again.
Everyone's hands-on, having fun, walking, eating, talking, and chilling out, the fog gradually fades out and information on that the race resumes at the leadership of the safety car enters, everyone gone fidgeting to the course Move.
However, soon again, the announcement that "the race ended like this after all". What is it? . (¯ ∀ ¯) After all, Toyota No. 8 which was the top at that time won the championship. Next, Toyota No. 7 is the second place. Toyota has finished one or two. "I want to win even at last what it is! I wonder if Toyota's obsession with the weather was on my side.
"I ended the race because of the dense fog", I had a valuable experience w
I got a signature.
So this time the booty item is this!(I do not fight anything for war)
Sign of Porsche Japan 's president and Yasuta Uemura' s signature of the Porsche Scholarship driver. I'm glad I was drunk and encouraged! I will go around Mt. Fuji tomorrow and plan to arrive home.
Ah I want to see my children at last!
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