One year after its demonstration at the circuit in the Belgian Ardennes mountains, today the LMPH2G completed 20 laps during the free practice sessions for the Michelin Le Mans Cup, which amounted to two hours of track time among all the other competitors. The car refuelled at the first-ever mobile hydrogen station, designed by Total. Norman Nato and Olivier Lombard took turns at the wheel.
The goal of MissionH24, a project by the ACO and GreenGT sponsored by Total, is to introduce hydrogen into motorsport competition, including a new class to debut at the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today was a crucial and fundamental step for this new racing car.
Stats from today’s outing:
- 8 laps in session 1 in the morning
- 12 laps in session 2 in the afternoon
- Fastest lap time: 2:33.445 in the morning
- Fastest lap time: 2:33.149 in the afternoon
- 4 pit stops
The objectives of this first foray into competition: immersion in the racing environment for the team, finalisation of everyone’s roles, two technical questions (learn the overall set-up of the car and make progress in energy management) and the shakedown of the car at the circuit this afternoon.
PHOTO (Copyright - Jakob Ebrey/lemanscup)