hollie3sa wrote: ↑
5 months ago
A theoretical question:
A team of three is participating in the 24 hours of Le Mans. For whatever reasons, all drivers but one are unable to drive the car with only 4 hours and 30 minutes on the clock.
The remaining driver would have to take over, but in doing so exceed his driving limit.
What would happen?
They will get a penalty of several laps. You can exceed the minimum and maximum driving time. In a 24 hour race, you are not allowed to drive less than 6 hours during a race and not more than 4 hours in a 6 hour period. Three drivers would drive normally 8 hours over 24 hours when their times are equally balanced. That would mean, each driver would do 2 stints of 4 hours maximum.
Driver A, B, C, A, B, C. Each would drive 4 hours per stint. When one driver has to drive 4,5 hours, in this case, driver C and no one else could take over, the team will suffer a penalty of the number of laps run over that 30 minutes overtime.
Imagine their best lap is 3:28.000 (208 seconds). And his last run is exactly 31 minutes and 20 seconds (1880 seconds) too long.
In those 31 minutes and 20 seconds, they managed to drive 9 laps and 8 seconds.
That will be their penalty.