tothm wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Cost effective or more freedome .
Which would be the better for the OEM's ? Can the ACO/FIA make a good BoP ?
It's a mess!
There should be one class
for LMPs. LMH, LMP2 and LMPDh all in the same class, with the same rules, every LMP racing for outright victory.
https://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/toy ... a/6492833/
"It clearly was not the target to have LMP2 running faster than the Hypercar category," explained Vasselon. "I am trying to put forward that there was a clear will to correct that; it is just that the correction has to be reviewed."
Also: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2021/04/2 ... akers.html
Absurd! So ACO tell Toyota to build a heavier car at great expense
, and then it is slower than LMP2
Yet Toyota aren't allowed to run the grandfathered LMP1 hybrid, as only non-hybrid grandfathered LMP1s are allowed (who knows why? absurd! anyhow the grandfathered LMP1 is also slower than LMP2 anyway).
Yet Toyota also aren't allowed to just run a LMP2 car because a LMP2 car has to have a Gibson engine, instead of having open engine regulations so they can run a Toyota engine in it.
The whole thing is preposterous, quite frankly.
Just have one set of prototype rules and make sure manufacturer teams have to homologate their powertrain/chassis, and then sell it to every privateer who orders one (at a fixed price). How hard can it be?
It can be a Oreca or Toyota or Glickenhaus or Peugeot chassis with Gibson or Toyota or AER or Renault or Porsche or Audi 4.0 V8 engine plus some kind of spec hybrid assist. That would be just fine as far as a set of regulations go.