Dumas slams gentleman drivers
|By Kevin Turner
||Saturday, June 11th 2011, 18:34 GMT
Romain Dumas has slammed some of the gentlemen drivers in the GTE Am class at Le Mans after spinning in traffic during his last stint.
The Audi driver was pushing hard as the #1 R18 tries to recover from an early nose change delay. He went down the inside of a GTE Am Porsche at Tertre Rouge and spun.
Although he recovered quickly and there was no damage, Dumas questioned the wisdom of allowing less experienced drivers into the race.
"They are completely crazy and it is very dangerous with them," he said. "I am surprised the [Le Mans organiser] let them do it.
"If you want to come back [after a delay] you have to take risks."
Dumas does not believe the speed discrepancy between the LMP1 and GTE cars is the main problem.
"It's fine with the GTE Pro drivers because they know what to do, but the Am drivers don't," he added.