Ecology Prize for 2006 Le Mans
|By Bruce Jones||Friday, June 17th 2005, 11:44 GMT|
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, is taking steps to be more ecologically responsible.
They have announced a special ecology prize that will be awarded from next year to the car that makes the most gains on an ecological front. To do this, they will measure a car's speed and compare this with its fuel consumption, the noise it makes at full throttle and its exhaust emission.
In order to help the teams understand where they stand in this, the ACO have set up a series of timing and recording points around the circuit that will be measuring all of these factors. The teams will then be able to request this data and hopefully use it to make their cars more environmentally efficient for 2006.