Mulsanne's Corner NEWS

Mulsanne's Corner NEWS isn't meant to be THE source for up to date news items.  Instead what we are doing is providing an archive for information collected through out the Net related to new car developments.  Occasionally we do post first hand gathered items, but most of the time it is news from secondary sources such as Daily or Autosport (they are much better at it than we are!).  We will provide all sources for any news item shown here.

April 2002

>>First released image of the '02 developed Dallara LMP run by Oreca.  Subtle changes include modified engine intakes and longer trailing edge on the front fender pontoons.  See Daily Sportscar for the latest.
>>Paul Ricard testing finds Oreca (Dallara), Bentley, Courage, and Ascari all running their equipment.  Here's the new Courage C60.  All images courtesy Daily Sportscar and John Brooks.  Go there for the rest of the stories.
>>Note the double element wing on the Bentley.  Oddly enough Bentley has flip-flopped back and forth with wings, running a double element in testing at Monza and a single plane wing actually in the race at Le Mans last year.
>>News catch up.  Pescarolo unveils the André de Cortanze updated Courage C60.  Images courtesy Maison Blanche, photo credit David Legangneux.
>>A very interesting endplate/wing support interpretation.  The ACO rules state that the wing supports can't be any more than 165 cm apart, so de Cortanze has simply narrowed the wing to 165 cm and created an integrated endplate/wing support to get around the endplate rule (max endplate size 40 cm long x 15 cm tall viewed in elevation). He is giving up some 35 cm of wing area (assuming the wing was to the 200 cm max), but obviously he's gained that back with the large endplates. Note the integrated roll hoop/engine induction.
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