The FIA World Endurance Championship has made balance of performance changes in the GTE Pro class ahead of the 84th 24 Hours of Le Mans.
With the adjustments, the FIA has slowed the Corvette C7.R after it posted the fastest lap around Le Sarthe during last weekend’s Le Mans Test Day. The Chevy will now have a 0.3mm smaller air restrictor.
Corvette Racing wasn’t the only team to have their car nerfed, however. The Porsche 911 RSR, which was second fastest in the pre-race test, was hit with a 5 kg weight increase and a refuelling restrictor increase.
The Ford GT, meanwhile, was given a 5 kg weight reduction. The change compounds with the 20 kg weight reduction the team received prior to the test, Sportscar365 reports. The Aston Martin Vantage GTE was stuck with a 10 kg weight reduction and a 0.2mm smaller air restrictor. The Aston will also run a different aero kit in race trim.
The FIA made adjustments to fuel restrictions as well. The Aston Martin will be allowed to carry 102 liters of fuel, more than the 93 liters the Corvette is permitted to carry. The Ford GT is allowed 98 liters, the Porsche 95 and the Ferrari 488 GTE 88.