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Old 9 Jul 2022, 20:28 (Ref:4118786)   #181
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Bertolini will be 49 before next season starts - so I'd assume he's not saddling up for a hypercar programme. Massive experience and knowledge however so a good person to get into the car early on.

Rigon's presence too kinda says it was about guys who were available (i.e. not in Monza). He's another, if I had to guess, who won't be involved beyond the testing phase.
I agree on Rigon for sure, he’s a solid GT driver but don’t think he’s quite Hypercar material. I’d imagine Calado and maybe Pier Guidi are the experienced heads for the program with Fuoco, Rovera, Nielsen a solid trio of younger guns to add. Then the last seat I think is Molina vs Serra, but love the idea of Shwartzmann too.

That’s just my unsubstantiated guessing anyway!
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Old 10 Jul 2022, 09:14 (Ref:4118842)   #182
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Have to say, the engine note sound of this thing is pretty bland/not cool
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Old 14 Jul 2022, 01:37 (Ref:4119460)   #183
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There is a video in this story of the Ferrari testing.

https://www.motor1.com/news/597754/f...ases-race-car/


Hold on, what I should have said that there were occasional glimpses of a car while we saw images of the sky, some buildings, and people watching the car. And it sounds like a fast tractor.

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Old 14 Jul 2022, 05:52 (Ref:4119472)   #184
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Sounds a bit like a 296 GT3. Hmmm....

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Old 9 Aug 2022, 23:27 (Ref:4122390)   #185
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Ferrari was testing again today at Imola.

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Old 10 Aug 2022, 11:17 (Ref:4122415)   #186
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Shows they are getting more and more serious. Will be so good to see them in the series, especially with so many other big manufacturers coming in too, like BMW
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Old 10 Aug 2022, 12:05 (Ref:4122422)   #187
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How are they going to balance LMH with LMDh? Is the bias balance going to favour LMH?
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No, the performance should be equalised. There is no way Porsche, BMW, Alpine or Lamborghini would consider a WEC entry if they knew they were already beaten.
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No, the performance should be equalised. There is no way Porsche, BMW, Alpine or Lamborghini would consider a WEC entry if they knew they were already beaten.
As time goes on they get better and better at this too.

They can equalize a GT or a prototype grid to better than LMP2 which is effectively one make.

It’s never going to be perfect so great for internet moaning. but I reckon they’ll do a decent job considering.
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No, the performance should be equalised. There is no way Porsche, BMW, Alpine or Lamborghini would consider a WEC entry if they knew they were already beaten.
If building an LMH is much more costly, why would anyone do that over LMDh if performance is going to be totally equal?
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No, the performance should be equalised. There is no way Porsche, BMW, Alpine or Lamborghini would consider a WEC entry if they knew they were already beaten.
Setting aside the racing mantra of "first to finish...," they would if it was the only way to race at, and therefore win, Le Mans. Having said that, I think the ACO have learned their lesson with performance balancing from the LMP1 hybrid era, and not taking the upcoming influx of manufacturer entries for granted.

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If building an LMH is much more costly, why would anyone do that over LMDh if performance is going to be totally equal?
Different priorities for different manufacturers. In Ferrari's case, the LMH decision was at least partially a move to retain skilled staff in light of the F1 budget cap. For Toyota (and Ferrari itself, to a lesser extent) they want to demonstrate their technology and retain control over the major decisions.
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I am sure the ACO will get the balance right, without overdoing it. They have a lot going with these new rules. They already have enough manufacturers

Of course the manufacturers are in it for different reasons. I wonder if Ferrari will get another team to help run their project? Toyota I'm sure will continue as they are, but will need to watch out. I'm sure their main priority is to win
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They've switched from Michelotto to Oreca for the 296 GT3, perhaps to free up the former to run the LMH program. However, I think they'd have the staff to do it in-house if they wanted to.
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