Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen join other ALMS drivers in discussing the famous Corkscrew at Monterey’s Laguna Seca raceway. This should get you all fired up for this weekend’s 6-hour race.
Corvette Racing and Green Racing: As part of the Michelin Green X Challenge, the team explains the greener aspects of the Corvette Z06 racing models. These include tires and ceramic wheel bearings that offer lower rolling resistance, carbon fiber doors that weight under 15 lbs and air conditioning units that pull just 1.5 hp to cool the cabin. Check out the video after the jump.
Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin posted this in-car video of the #4 Corvette C6.R practicing at Elkhart Lake. In a separate video, Oliver explains that the team was at Elkhart Lake for testing all sorts of components – “tires, engines, aero stuff, brakes and all sorts of bits and pieces“. Oliver explained that the although the testing went well, they did run into some problems. You wouldn’t know that judging by the sound of the new LS5.5R V8 getting put through its paces.
At the C5/C6 Bash last week at the Corvette Museum, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan talked about racing this season and about Sebring in particular. The Perfect Storm is how he has described the events that led to the two Corvette C6.Rs crashing in a pit lane mishap at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan visited the set of Autoline After Hours on Thursday evening. This is an extensive one-hour interview featuring John McElroy, host of Autoline Daily and Autoline Detroit. Also joining in the conversation is the Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.
Tom Wallace knows Corvettes. As a former Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors and Corvette Chief Engineer, he was at the wheel when the ZR1 Corvette was born, giving the world a 638 horsepower, 200+ mph, American-made super-car. Today, he’s working on a new chapter of motorsports history and teaming up with the National Corvette Museum to promote and develop a 400-acre Motorsports Park.
Corvette Racing driver Johnny O’Connell was one of five drivers named to represent the green racing initiatives of the American Le Mans Series. Each of the five drivers named to the Green Dream Team represent one of the five various alternative fuels being used in the ALMS.
Jan Magnussen proves again why he is the best closer in the ALMS. At the halfway point of the American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, Magnussen left the pits in 6th position and battled all the way to finish in 2nd place, just four seconds behind the class winning #45 Fancy Lizards Porsche driven by Pat Long and Joerg Bergmeister.
Today’s race will be a challenge for all participants. With limited practice time, 36 cars in four classes will run all out for 100 minutes on the Streets of Long Beach. What’s not to love about the ALMS? We pulled these pictures of Friday’s practice and qualifying from the GM Racing Media site. Also is a couple of pictures from the #4 pit crew demonstration at Thursday evening’s Thunder on Pine Avenue. Enjoy!