Le Mans Le Mans and the WEC

Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by siffert_fan, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. F1Brits_90

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    About how long it takes for a lap
     
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    Encouraging that as well as Aston, Toyota have committed to build a car to the new hypercar rules. Very positive news, even if there are some elements of the rules that I don't like - rather prescriptive, and having a single tyre supplier is disappointing.

    Hopefully they can get at least two other manufacturers to follow suit!
     
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    I wonder if it's being considered at McLaren.
     
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    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    I'd imagine they are. There's spreading yourself too thinly, and then there's McLaren.
     
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    Well I think the big German names are out so trying to think who else might. Chevrolet?
     
  8. F1Brits_90

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    Cars look very good. but very interesting seeing the times they are aiming for, 3:30 that's slower than LMP2 currently & would have you 27th on the grid today & potentially would be the slowest Le mans Pole since 2006

    well I think McLaren will go to WEC but not yet from what ive read over the recent years I would say that we could be looking at maybe 2020 or 2021 le mans then a full season the next season in either 2021 or 2022

    https://www.crash.net/le-mans/news/...ejzVyynRhLereODtkhFQQ6wodTS5DLG68tlYoKSIgCCkY
     
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    Ferrari were the other manufacturer involved in talks, the idea being that they already have a car in the LaFerrari that could provide the basis for a prototype. How much of the road car would actually survives the conversion for racing is a good question, though.

    F1Brits_90 - the 3:30 target is an average race lap time I believe, which would put the hypercar pole somewhere in the low 3:20s, most likely. In any event the LMP2s can be slowed very easily since they all use a standard engine, and that's what I'd expect to happen.
     
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    Galahad apparently on the condition that at least 20 production models are created over a two-year period

    The highlights of the technical details include a revised weight, lowered slightly to 1100kg and a changed power output of 750bhp in order for the LMP1 replacement category to reach 3m30s laps in race trim at Le Mans. The hybrid systems will not be mandatory, but those who choose to head down this route must not exceed 270bhp, with a GTE-based BoP system set to be applied in-season to keep the hybrid and non-hybrid machines close in performance.

    .WEC finalises 'hyper sport' rules for 2020/21
     
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