24 Hours of Le Mans: The moving excuses of François Perrodo after the collision with Corvette n ° 64

It will undoubtedly remain one of the highlights of this 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sunday morning, the Corvette no. 64 ended his course in the security railway after being involuntarily percutée by AF Corse no. 83 by François Perrodo. A collision that involved two cars in different categories (GTE Pro for the first, LMP2 for the second) and heavy consequences for Corvette, which was then more than ever in the coup for victory and had already lost its No. 63 on abandonment a little earlier.

An unhappy contact with an LMP2 and Corvette’s sacred dream flies away

In the stand of the American team, the confusion and emotion were clearly palpable. Les rêves de sacre, for the last appearance of the GTE Pro category, had just flown away in a cruel way. But Perrodo didn’t lead wide either. Aware of his mistake, the French driver appeared gnawed by remorse after leaving the wheel to one of his teammates.

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So much so that the 45-year-old went to Corvette’s booths to protest. “I’m sorry, guys. There are no words.”, we could hear. Far from throwing the stone at him, representatives of the Chevrolet manufacturer seemed to appreciate the approach of Perrodo, who had no trouble acknowledging his wrongdoing. His car was fined for three minutes. But most of it was elsewhere.

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