Communiqué n°4 - samedi 12/6/99 - 12h00

Warm-up - Saturday 12th June 1999

Mercedes-Benz suffer another blow

Mark Webber was the victim of another accident in the no.4 Mercedes-Benz. His car left the track at the hump on Les Hunaudières just before the entry to Mulsanne. The car, which had been rebuilt after his shunt on Thursday, took off and landed on its roof while he was still on his first lap.
Luckily, the Australian was unhurt but his knee is still giving him trouble. At 12h00, the withdrawal of no.4 had not been made official by Mercedes-Benz but it looks very probable that there will be only 2 CLRs at the start.

In the BMW camp no.17 met with last-minute clutch problems.

Philippe Gache was unable to repair his Riley & Scott no.31 in time for the Warm-up but he will be on the grid when the flag drops at 16h00 to start the 67th Le Mans 24 Hour race.