In the previous German Grand Prix, all vehicles encountered tire layer separation during practice. After qualifying, in order to ensure the safety of drivers, the FIA and WTCR organizers have decided to cancel the two-round race in Germany after negotiation.
However, at the Italian Grand Prix on July 24, the Lynk & Co team encountered the same tire safety problems as the German Nürburgring. During the team’s test, the tires appeared to be delaminated again.During free practice, Lynk & Co driver Ivan Muller ran off the track at a speed of 225 km/h at the second corner of the track, which was extremely dangerous.
At the same time, the Lynk & Co 03TCR has always been the most BOP-restricted and heaviest car in the WTCR race. Currently, it is 80kg heavier than the Hyundai Elantra NTCR race car driven by Mikel Azcona, the leader of the driver’s championship, and puts more pressure on the tires.
Before the start of the race, Lynk & Co, for the safety of drivers, suggested that the organizers of the FIA and WTCR take immediate and effective measures to ensure that the teams and drivers can complete the race safely. But it was not adopted by the competition.
During the first round of the race, other teams had punctures one after another, which also confirmed the concern of Lynk & Co to a certain extent. On the same day, the temperature of the track was as high as 65°, and within 10 minutes of the start of the race, the Honda team had a tire blowout. Subsequently, Audi and other teams also had tire blowouts, and the scene was out of control for a time.
Next, we still need to pay attention to how the situation of the competition will develop.