Team Peugeot TotalEnergies' race programme comes to an end

Team Peugeot TotalEnergies' race programme comes to an end

13.11.2022: The 8 Hours of Bahrain was the last race of Team Peugeot TotalEnergiesí three-round 2022 programme ahead of its full assault on the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2023. Saturdayís race saw the #94 Peugeot 9X8 secure fourth place, while the #9



The 8 Hours of Bahrain was the last race of Team Peugeot TotalEnergies’ three-round 2022 programme ahead of its full assault on the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2023.


Saturday’s race saw the #94 Peugeot 9X8 secure fourth place, while the #93 sister car posted the fastest race lap after earning a front-row start in qualifying!



These encouraging results enabled the team to continue its apprenticeship of the series and collect valuable information that the drivers and technical squad plan to put to good use as they prepare for their next tests, beginning with Sunday’s FIA WEC Rookie Test.



This annual session will see youngsters Maximilian Günther, Malthe Jakobsen and Yann Ehrlacher team up with regular drivers Mikkel Jensen and Nico Müller. The 8 Hours of Bahrain – last round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship – enabled the season’s title chases to be settled once and for all and Team Peugeot TotalEnergies would like to congratulate the newly-crowned champions who it plans to emulate in the future!



The information collected by the team during the Peugeot 9X8’s third competitive appearance and the additional experience gained by the drivers in Bahrain will help to achieve that goal and were the prime objectives of this year’s programme.



The team’s roadmap for 2022 began with a private test in January which was followed by several others and, given that nothing can ever replace actual head-to-head competition, a participation in three races. With this part of its mission now under its belt, the lessons it has learned will enable the team to move on to the next phase, beginning with a day of testing at Sakhir on Sunday, followed by further work in the weeks ahead at its headquarters in Satory, near Paris, and in private testing.


The different test sessions it has organised and the races it has contested this season have helped Team Peugeot TotalEnergies to make significant progress, and that has reassured it with regard to both its bold technical choices and how it is organised. The fast-looming 2023 championship features a calendar of seven races – including the centenary-edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours – along with a mouth-watering entry that marks the dawning of a new golden age for endurance racing.




HOW THE 2022 8 HOURS OF BAHRAIN UNFOLDED…




The race was flagged away at 2pm local time by FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The #93 and #94 Peugeots 9X8 started from the first and second rows respectively, with the air and track temperatures standing at 35°C and in excess of 40°C, and humidity levels varying between 20 and 50 percent!



Sakhir International Circuit is notoriously abrasive and consequently hard on tyres, while the 37-car entry meant that traffic management and reliability were always going to be important parameters during the eight-hour race. The team’s initial strategy took these different factors into account as the #93 Peugeot 9X8 double-stinted with first Paul Di Resta, then Jean-Eric Vergne and Mikkel Jensen at the wheel, before a planned final run for Paul Di Resta.



It was Gustavo Menezes who started the race in the #94 car, before handing over to Nico Müller, then Loïc Duval, with Gustavo due to drive again to the finish. Particular attention was paid to tyres because, unlike at other venues, degradation can necessitate the full set to be changed, or just the left-hand tyres.



At lights-out, Paul Di Resta held position in the #93 car and spent his first stint lapping at a pace similar to that of the race leader. The #94 car got away to a more cautious start and its tyre strategy was adjusted after its first pit stop in order to gain extra pace. “Our tyre option wasn’t ideal,” reported Gustavo Menezes. “We made some changes for my second stint and the car’s handling was much better.”



While running inside the top-three shortly before the two-hour mark, the #93 car suffered a gear-selection problem but Paul Di Resta succeeded in getting the car back to the pits. “We always knew this would be a tough race,” he said. “It was a problem but the car was still fast.” Jean-Eric Vergne then took over and posted the team’s first fastest race-lap (1m49.709s). With a little more than two hours remaining, however, the Peugeot 9X8 was halted by transmission failure which prevented Mikkel Jensen from handing over to Paul Di Resta for his last run.



At the halfway point, after completing his first double stint in the car, Nico Müller handed over the wheel of Team Peugeot TotalEnergies’ other car to Loïc Duval who had to pit ahead of schedule for a fuel-pump change. At this point, a podium finish looked out of the question but the two 9X8s provided evidence of their potential by posting lap times on a par with those of the fastest cars.


The #94 9X8 took the chequered flag in fourth place. After its three competitive outings totalling 20 hours and more than 5,100 race-kilometres at Monza (Italy), Fuji (Japan) and Bahrain, Team Peugeot TotalEnergies has made consistent progress, and none of the problems it has encountered have gone unresolved.


The 9X8 has now raced at three contrasting types of circuit, with different race scenarios, in varied weather conditions, in daylight and at night-time.




ROOKIE TEST AT BAHRAIN ON SUNDAY



The two cars will now be looked over ahead of Sunday’s Rookie Test (10am to 12 noon, local time, then 1pm to 4pm) which will provide three FIA WEC rookies with an opportunity to sample the team’s hybrid Hypercar.


With Stoffel Vandoorne side-lined by appendicitis, Maximilian Günther will share the #93 Peugeot 9X8 with Mikkel Jensen, the objective being to complete double stints.



The #94 car will be driven by Yann Ehrlacher and Malthe Jakobsen who will benefit from expert advice from Nico Müller. The next competitive outing for Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will be the 1,000 Miles of Sebring in Florida, USA, on March 17, 2023.




QUOTE, UNQUOTE …



Olivier Jansonnie (Technical Director, Peugeot Spor
t): “We are very pleased to have taken part in these three races which were all very different. At Monza, everything was new for us and it was a delicate moment for the team, with everything to learn about the championship and how race-weekend routines.


By Fuji, we had already made a step forward. The different sessions there went more smoothly but we lacked pace. We were much more in the mix here in Bahrain, as we demonstrated during the early part of the race. We decided to run different tyre strategies for the two cars in order to have a chance of closing on the leaders towards the end. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take advantage of that because of reliability issues.


That’s so frustrating, especially for the drivers and everyone in the team who showed so much commitment here, even though there wasn’t really much at stake for them. Sebring is now looming fast and we’ve got work to do...”




Mikkel Jensen (#93 Peugeot)
: “It was positive to see Paul mix it with the front-runners early on. It showed the progress we have achieved. Unfortunately, we didn’t complete the race. Because of BoP considerations, I’m not sure how to analyse the progress we have made performance-wise. We will need to analyse all that in detail, but we seem more competitive, that’s for sure!”



Jean-Eric Vergne (#93 Peugeot):
“My 9X8 was competitive during my first stint. It’s such a shame that we hit trouble, but that’s racing. I am disappointed because, like all drivers, I race to win. As does everyone in the team. But I have every confidence in the squad going forward. This is such an exciting project.”




Nico Müller (#94 Peugeot)
: “It was important to have a good first run in the car and with the team. We had a few problems, especially during refuelling, but the priority was managing tyre degradation. That was a complex parameter. The car handled excellently and I enjoyed my spell at the wheel. I am very pleased with my maiden race.”




Loïc Duval (#94 Peugeot)
: “Our three-race 2022 programme is now over and we were right to do everything we could to compete this season. There have obviously been some disappointments but we know what needs to be done. Given the heat here in Bahrain, and given our experience at Monza and Fuji, we couldn’t rule out encountering certain difficulties.

As far performance goes, we have made good progress, but we mustn’t underestimate the BoP factor. We have achieved our aim which was to work on our development programme while taking part in actual races. We now face a busy few weeks to optimise our preparations ahead of 2023, and we are on the right track...”






Sonya D’ARTOIS  / Cécile ESTENAVE photos Stellantis

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13.11.2022 / MaP

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