What a difference a couple days makes. Aston Martin had just released a third car for Le Mans and a string of new drivers. The team then proceeded to Monza and it all changed on one straightaway. Jos Verstappen was piloting the LMP1 around the historic Monza race course when he lost control and crashed heavily into a nearby barricade. While Jos suffered minor injuries, the car suffered a 15G impact and has been destroyed. What a difference a couple days makes!
The team will now spend the run up to the legendary 24 hour race putting the Aston back together. Clearly not a dream start to Aston’s attempt at victory, and now with only two cars the new drivers are going to have very little track time heading to the race. It is nearing the time that gear and equipment is finally loaded and shipped to France for the race and Aston will sit and pick up the pieces. Hopefully putting them back together in time for the greatest endurance race on the planet.