Disappointed by the Rebellion/Lotus linkup, I always thought they had one of the better looking liveries on the grid, and while the black and gold doesn't look too shabby, we've already got a black and gold lola run by Kolles and there will be a couple of black and gold GT Lotuses too.
Also on the livery front, the addition of the Gulf Racing Middle East Lolas means there's also a few too many Gulf blue and orange cars on the grid. Again its not a bad livery but with 4 prototypes plus the GT astons its a bit overboard.
In other news, the deltawing had its proper launch today, with the announcement that the engine will be badged as a Nissan.
Despite what the press releases are implying, the engine itself is rumoured to be the RML developed 1.6L I4 Turbo from the Cruze WTCC car, with RML (who aren't running a sportscar program this year) also supplying the crew for Le Mans. Its unclear at this stage to what extent Highcroft Racing is still involved, but they laid off almost all of their staff late last year so any involvement must be restricted to a management role.
The autosport article also has onboard footage of the car
testing and it seems to be cornering rapidly! I initially didn't like the Deltawing but its turning out to be a really interesting project and I hope they meet their goal of running between LMP1 and LMP2 pace.
"Well we've got this ridiculous situation where we're all sitting by the start-finish line waiting for a winner to come past and we don't seem to be getting one!" - James Hunt, Monaco 1982