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FIA WEC: Positive Vanwall testing continues at the Lausitzring

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

French racing driver Tom Dillmann recently completed just shy of 1000km, testing the Vanwall Hypercar at the Lausitzring in Germany.

Vanwall Hypercar
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Over the 2 day test, Dillmann who was in the car for the first time completed 2 days of testing; covering 450 km each day.

'The test couldn't have gone any better in all honesty. It was my first time [in the car] and the car's third and forth day [of testing]. We did a lot of mileage running through our program to understand the car' said Dillmann to Prescott Motorsport 'It was non-stop from 9 to 5. I only exited the car for 1 hour of lunch break. Very positive.'

©Vanwall Racing

Despite failing to secure an entry for this year's World Endurance Championship, ByKolles is pushing forward with its LMH project. Hopefully, the team will be welcomed back into the WEC next year, where it competed in LMP2 in 2012-13 and then in LMP1 from 2014 until 2019.

As part of ByKolles' hybrid road-going program, the LMH, designed and built by the company, will be used to make a trackday car that can achieve 1000bhp/1000kg.

After joining ByKolles' LMP1 line-up in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018, Frenchman Dillmann was named one of two development drivers for the Gibson-powered Vanwall Vanderwell LMH alongside Esteban Guerrieri. Tom Dillmann is a French racing driver, formerly competing for NIO Formula E Team, in Formula E. He is probably best known for winning the German Formula Three Championship in the 2010 season and the Formula V8 3.5 Championship in the 2016 3.5 season.


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