All the different prototypes had specific advantages, but their mutual characteristic was that every one of the designs was faster and more easily handling than the T2’009 if you can believe it! It was interesting that the most noticeable differences were on the outdoor track. Some of the cars used to “push” more in the corners, while some of the others had less steering. Of course these differences were very small and for typical drivers might have seemed insignificant, but for professional drivers those were big differences; to reduce a lap time by a fragment of a second it may mean at the end of a 5min run the difference of 2 seconds, which may be difference between making the main final or a lower sub-final.Read the full column here.
Source: Xray [teamxray.com]