Stoffel Vandoorne, who is aiming for the proto LMP2 world title this Saturday in Bahrain against Belgian team WRT, believes that the seven-time F1 world champion will retain his title, and hopes « that it will be played on a regular basis »…
Mercedes driver, Stoffel Vandoorne juggles between different disciplines. The Kortrijk is competing this Saturday at the 8H Barheïn, the last round of the world endurance championship. At stake, the 2021 championship title in the LMP2 category, the second division of prototypes. With 5 points behind the Oreca WRT, a first victory for the No. 28 Jota shared with Sean Gelael and Tom Blomqvist would secure him the world title.
Stoffel, last Saturday, you finished 2nd in Barheïn 6H, more than a minute from the lead car, the Oreca WRT. What are, on analysis, the reasons for this big difference?
« I would say that WRT simply did a better job than us in strategy and especially in tire management in the heat. It was during the second part of the double stints that we lost a lot (…)