"We must do the perfect job: no driver mistakes, no team mistakes - we must not beat ourselves." That's familiar rhetoric from ORECA boss Hugues de Chaunac ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
He almost certainly uttered something similar in the days when his team was fielding Chrysler Vipers in the 1990s or Judd-engined Dallaras in the 2000s. But it also hints at what might have been at the French enduro last year for the Rebellion Racing squad run by his organisation.
Rebellion could have won the last edition of the 24 Hours 15 months ago. And the 'could' here means 'had the pace' to win, and it had nothing to do with the system of success handicaps that played a big role in allowing the team to vanquish the Toyotas at Shanghai and Austin during the 2019-20 World Endurance Championship.