Why do cars at LeMans slow down before the finish?
In my recent exploration of LeMans racing, I discovered a curious fact: cars tend to slow down right before the finish line. The main reason for this is to save fuel and ensure the car has enough to cross the finish line. This tactic is part of the team's broader strategy for race management. The drivers also do this to maintain their car's health and prevent unnecessary wear and tear. In essence, it's all about ensuring victory in the long run, not just winning the immediate race.