It was a tumultuous year for the Nissan DeltaWing. After garnering the support of sponsors and fielding one of the most unique race cars in recent history, the team suffered an early crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that saw them sidelined during the remainder of the car’s debut race. Likewise, a collision during qualifying at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta put the team at the back of the pack for the race. Even so, the car managed to fight its way through the field of competitors to place fifth overall.
Needless to say, the car, its drivers and its team have learned some serious lessons in its first year. To commemorate the DeltaWing’s first season on the world’s race tracks, Nissan has worked up a quick retrospective video documenting the car’s trials and triumphs in 2012. You can check it out by scrolling below.