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Old 3 May 2018, 07:24 (Ref:3819028)   #1
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Old 3 May 2018, 08:13 (Ref:3819038)   #2
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Still trying to work out how we have 10 spend-what-you-like LMP1s but 8 cost capped LMP2s, but I'm very happy about it.
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Old 3 May 2018, 08:27 (Ref:3819041)   #3
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Cost caps are Devil's work.

Anyway Dragonspeed is angry and fuming because of ACO's new artificial stint limitation
http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/l...length-limits/
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Cost caps are Devil's work.

Anyway Dragonspeed is angry and fuming because of ACO's new artificial stint limitation
http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/l...length-limits/
And rightly so. FIA/ACO make a big fuss about fan surveys and all the rest then just make up artificial rubbish like this. With increasing performance equalisation, being able to make a difference through strategy and tactics can set you apart and costs nothing. Do they actually want a race?
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And rightly so. FIA/ACO make a big fuss about fan surveys and all the rest then just make up artificial rubbish like this. With increasing performance equalisation, being able to make a difference through strategy and tactics can set you apart and costs nothing. Do they actually want a race?
Technically ACO is already breaking their own rules by allowing Hedman to be there, so in that respect they shouldn't be overly moany about their driver situation, but yes I agree with what you say overall of course.

The only saving grace for the ACO is that regardless what they do, the hybrid and nonhybrids do have their own individual regulations that do not match, and are mot really even intended to match in performance (regulations do not say they need to). Then again if the separation is as wide as it seem Nonhybrid could just become LMP2, current LMP2 new LMP3, and current LMP3 new LMP4. But obviously hybrid-only P1 with 2 cars isn't too good looking on paper...
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And rightly so. FIA/ACO make a big fuss about fan surveys and all the rest then just make up artificial rubbish like this. With increasing performance equalisation, being able to make a difference through strategy and tactics can set you apart and costs nothing. Do they actually want a race?
Only if Alonso/Toyota win.

Surprised that the 'OTHER' Toyota hasn't been shackled by something or other!
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Old 3 May 2018, 10:59 (Ref:3819068)   #8
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For the moment non-hybrids are looking quite good and close.
Alonso fastest.
But not Ginetta... they didn't set a lap yet.

And Maldonado - amazing... this Oreca LMP2 is fast, no wonder that in LMP1 version it is good out of the box.
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Old 3 May 2018, 11:16 (Ref:3819069)   #9
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Look at BMW and Aston Martin. Please ACO, please don't capitulate to their whinging. Please.
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Old 3 May 2018, 11:27 (Ref:3819071)   #10
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Cost caps are Devil's work.

Anyway Dragonspeed is angry and fuming because of ACO's new artificial stint limitation
http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/l...length-limits/
Am I understanding this correctly? The ACO says, here is how much energy you get per lap, oh but by the way, only go 17 laps on that fuel? How far could teams have gone I wonder?

I like Dragonspeeds response:

Were spending a fortune on engines for using a fuel flow sensor. Were spending triple the money than the P2 engine to run lean, to then save fuel. Its pretty stupid.
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Old 3 May 2018, 11:30 (Ref:3819072)   #11
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Im a bit confused did they set a limit on the number of laps or just adjust the tank capacity?
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In terms of stint length, in any case, the maximum number of ‘green’ laps (without safety car, slow zone(s) and not
depending on track conditions) should not exceed 11 laps for LMP1H and 10 laps for LMP1NH in Le Mans 2018 race and
19 laps for LMP1H and 17 laps for LMP1NH in Spa 2018 race.
Is this a hard cap or guideline for future EoT?

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I wonder what the story is with Manor?

https://twitter.com/The__Advantage/s...308711424?s=19

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We need to stop calling it EoT now. It was an EoT. But when you're setting artificial stint lengths it's no longer EoT and is purely BoP now.

LMP1 is a BoP class now.
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Im a bit confused did they set a limit on the number of laps or just adjust the tank capacity?
The eot document says
In terms of stint length, in any case, the maximum number of ‘green’ laps (without safety car, slow zone(s) and not
depending on track conditions) should not exceed 11 laps for LMP1H and 10 laps for LMP1NH in Le Mans 2018 race and
19 laps for LMP1H and 17 laps for LMP1NH in Spa 2018 race.


Is this a hard cap or guideline for future EoT?
This is disgusting.
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Old 3 May 2018, 11:42 (Ref:3819079)   #15
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And the best sector 2 goes to... BR1. (in HD i guess).
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