The time for talking is over

Monday, June 09, 2014

With all their new drivers having successfully achieved their required 10 lap minimum experience of the Le Sarthe circuit at the Official Test just over a week ago, and now with all the cars having passed scrutineering this afternoon emphasis for Aston Martin Racing now shifts to preparing the cars (and drivers and crew) for the intense track schedule that starts on Wednesday and leads up to the 24Hr race itself that starts in just 5 days time.

This afternoon it was the turn of the AMR to attend the mandatory Pesage or scrutineering located this year within the boiling hot cauldron (from a climatical point of view) that was the Place de la Republique in the old part of Le Mans town.

Unlike many series where this activity is undertaken away from the prying public this very 'public affair' has very much become part of the Le Mans week with crowds many deep awaiting the arrival of their favourites.

Whilst the cars are undergoing their examination to ensure regulatory compliance the drivers themselves were also experiencing a similar process with their own 'paperwork' and equipment coming under the careful scrutiny of the FIA.

Following on from this were the first of many official team/driver/car photo sessions within the town square and in the studio together with interviews galore. Darren Turner and Fernando Rees both share some of their thoughts.

With the exception of more corporate/PR activity and some public pit walks in between there is no more official track activity until the first practice session on Wednesday were we should begin to see whether or not the performance break of just 5 extra litres of fuel is sufficient for Aston Martin Racing to take the fight for the Le Mans 24Hr to the Ferrari's and Porsche's.

Photo Credits - WEC/Aston Martin Racing/Craft Bamboo Racing

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