Before the change of the WEC’s 6 Hours of Fuji from Oct. 21 to Oct. 14, the McLaren F1 driver l was planning to skip the Fuji round of the WEC due to a scedule conflict with the Oct. 21 U.S. Grand Prix at Austin, Texas. However, WEC organizers have now moved the Fuji date — making it clash instead with races (including the IMSA Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta) that affect other drivers.
Sports car driver Olivier Pla added: “Many thanks WEC, your lack of consideration and respect for the drivers who had a contract the same weekend is unbelievable. I’m sure I will be not the only one to be (not) impressed with what you did.”
And Andre Lotterer said: “Wouldn’t it have been a lot easier for everyone if Alonso would just miss a F1 race? Is that going to change much for him?”