Life in the Pitlane with Team NFS – Pt. 1

Posted on September 9, 2010

At the latest round of the FIA GT3 series in Portugal, Team Need for Speed Photographer Linhbergh was on hand to capture some beautiful shots exclusively for NeedforSpeed.com. Check out his pics to see what goes on when you get up close and personal in the Pit Lane.  A huge thanks to Linhbergh for taking the time out to supply us with these awesome photos and captions.   Enjoy! Part 2 coming soon.

Portugal’s Algarve Autodrome is a top quality track with top quality facilities. The track is a rollercoaster ride with many elevation changes throughout the track’s layout. The Portuguese countryside proved to be a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic bit of GT racing.

We’ll look at what goes on in the pitlane during with Team Need for Speed during the FIA GT3 Qualifying race.

Team Need for Speed co-driver, Edward Sandstrom, patiently waits for the pit stop. While waiting, Edward takes to be by himself as he preps mentally for the driver change and for the 2nd half of the qualifying race.

The Team NFS BMW Z4 comes in for a pit stop during the qualifying race. The pitstop itself was flawless. The wheels got changed in no time flat and Patrick Souderlund swapped out with co-driver, Edward Sandstrom, no problem.

Team NFS driver, Patrick Souderlund, takes some time to cool down and turn off from driving the first half of the race.

Patrick walks over to the pit wall where the engineers inform him that Edward drove a bit too fast in the pitlane which resulted with the race marshals giving the team a drive through penalty. Here, Patrick reacts to the news.

The drive through penalty costed the team a few spots. They unfortunately crossed the finish line in 9th place.

After the race, the car is pushed into parc ferme, which literally translates to closed park in French. Parc ferme is a secure area which the cars are parked in overnight to prevent any sort of cheating between races, teams cannot have access to the cars until the championship race the next day.

In the next blog, we’ll look at the championship race!

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