FREE NEWSLETTER

FIA reveals details of regulations for WEC’s top class

7 June 2018

The World Motorsport Council has published the first official details of the top-level prototype regulations set to go into effect in the 2020-21 World Endurance Championship. The most significant detail pertained to the new breed of prototype cars that are set to replace the current LMP1 formula, with the upcoming machinery set to be based on a  ‘hypercar concept’.

Additionally, budgets were also mentioned in the World Motorsport Council’s statement, which said that the upcoming regulations would look to target a budget one quarter that of current LMP1 efforts, putting it in the range of Eur25 million per season. .

Although details were scant, more information is set to be revealed at the press conference of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the promoter of the WEC, ahead of next weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The plans for a prototype class which draws design from a marque’s road going offering has been known since being first discussed with industry figures at last year’s World Motorsport Symposium.  The new rules aim to maintain similar levels of performance as the current prototype class, but for a significantly lower cost, and have already garnered significant interest among sports car makers, with Toyota, McLaren, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Ford among those that participated in roundtable meetings for the new regulations.

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
22 Feb
Volkwagen ID. R prepares for record attempt https://t.co/auCqg48tyE
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
21 Feb
IndyCar to improve cockpit safety https://t.co/YdiLBBUSM7
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Feb
FIA invites tenders for spec gearbox in F1 https://t.co/3pQfOmhqZP
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Feb
Unmissable free content from the brilliant William Toet, former Head of Areodynamics at @SauberF1Teamhttps://t.co/pofoPwLnX4
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
18 Feb
Live timings from #F1Testing at @Circuitcat_eng Barcelona @F1 @https://www.racetechmag.com/2019/02/live-timing-from-f1-testing-in-barcelona/
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
18 Feb
LIVE: Timing from F1 testing in Barcelona https://t.co/rc8c4lZv8c
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
13 Feb
Gallery: Mercedes unveils new W10 car for 2019 F1 season https://t.co/akOai9W81L
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
11 Feb