The first 12 hours of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans race were unlucky for the Nissan team who has crashed the well-known DeltaWing.
The Nissan DeltaWing has been recently pushed into the wall by a Toyota 03 during the 24 Hours of Le Mans so the race will probably be compromised for the Nissan team. Even if this might sound like a serious crash, the Nissan DeltaWing will remain in the 24 Hours of Le Mans after a quick visit to the pit stop. If you are anxious to see the Nissan DeltaWing you can scroll down to the video at 0:34 min.
As a quick reminder, the Nissan DeltaWing has been officially presented to the public earlier this year and the race car has been tested by the company’s motorsport division at the Sebring track in March, where it was tweaked for one last time ahead of its final test, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Nissan DeltaWing is powered by a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, with DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged), which is developing a total output of 300 HP. The Japanese race car weighs just 590 kg with a full tank. The Nisan DeltaWing is being driven by Michael Krumm, a former FIA GT1 world champion, by Mario Franchitti, best known from IndyCar and by his brother, Dario Franchitti.
-update: Nissan DeltaWing retires after crash