Alex Wurz has vowed to work hard to put Peugeot in contention for victory in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours race after suffering defeat at the hands of Audi last weekend.
The 37-year-old Austrian was angry with himself after the race, having made a mistake in the 18th hour and crashing at Indianapolis corner, which cost he and his teammates Anthony Davidson and Marc Gene in the No. 7 908 four laps in repairs, and potentially a place on the podium.
"It was my first mistake since 2008, but it still sucked," he told AUTOSPORT. "But now it's 364 days of work to prepare for next year! There will be no rest."
Wurz and his teammate Davidson both led the race at various stages, but the former Williams and Benetton Formula 1 driver admitted that all three of the car's pilots had been hampered by setup gremlins from the start which cost them pace.
"With our No. 7 car we were always on the back foot because our chassis balance was very oversteery," he explained. "So we could never really attack. That actually was the real problem why we couldn't set the pace like we could previously. At Sebring, we were the fastest and at Spa we were the fastest. So that was very tough.
"How many times did I race in F1 when the setup wasn't right? This just happens sometimes," he added. "It made life a bit harder than we wanted it to be, but occasionally we had good stints. Anthony had great stints in the night. My first stint wasn't too bad and I think I got in the lead.
"Then we lost four and a half minutes with the safety car which was really unlucky for us and then we had another issue which lost us one minute. All those things added up, but it still doesn't excuse my shunt."