Nicolas Lapierre, who is a key member of the trio due to his seniority and his track records, explained the importance of the central element, the seat, when it was moulded at the Signatech premises in Bourges (France).
The seat is first and foremost an essential element of comfort. During an endurance race, with driving times that can sometimes exceed three hours, vibrations, hollows, bumps, heat, noise and the fatigue that results from these extreme conditions, it allows to feel the single-seater with the whole body: "It is important to have a moulded seat. First of all to feel comfortable and to get a good feel for what the car is going to do."
The moulded seat also optimises driving efficiency. Perfectly adjusted to the drivers' morphology, it allows them to give the best of themselves: "being well installed in the car, helps us to make fewer mistakes, to be well concentrated focused only on the driving, to be at one with the car".
Finally, it's an essential safety element: "In terms of safety it's important to be well installed, well strapped in and not to move at all in the car."