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Old 8 Feb 2019, 15:04 (Ref:3882653)   #6301
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Old 12 Feb 2019, 15:49 (Ref:3883582)   #6302
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 16:58 (Ref:3884833)   #6303
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Old 21 Feb 2019, 06:40 (Ref:3885689)   #6304
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There has been much natter, some positive and some negative, about the current situation regarding the upcoming 2020 ‘Hypercar’ regulations (which is planned to replace LMP1).

It appears that progress is still being made, though in the absence of much in the way of major programme announcements paddock and public concerns are being voiced more readily.

DSC understands that the latest moves came at a regular technical working group meeting this week in Paris between the ACO and prospective manufacturer (and other) entrants (with the majority of parties taking part remotely) to continue the dialogue about the intentions of the new regulations and their ultimate shape.

The parties involved, DSC understands, are currently working on what could be “major philosophical changes” to the initially released proposals – the emphasis still on bonding the need for hugely reduced budgets, with relevant technology and manufacturer styling relevance.

DSC has spoken to sources from a number of parties involved in the discussion, the vast majority of whom are positive about obtaining meaningful results.

The meeting this week is not due to prompt any sort of immediate reaction publicly on the situation with the regulations, the next public update currently planned for the week of the Sebring 1000 Miles next month.
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Old 21 Feb 2019, 10:27 (Ref:3885742)   #6305
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That reads like GG tip-toeing around stuff he knows but can't say publicly.
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Old 21 Feb 2019, 16:19 (Ref:3885786)   #6306
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I will welcome any "major philosophical changes" at this point, for the mess these regulations are
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Old 21 Feb 2019, 19:42 (Ref:3885836)   #6307
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Old 21 Feb 2019, 22:27 (Ref:3885863)   #6308
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The ACO is playing with fire. They are on the verge of sending to the rubbish bin a the third consecutive set of rules.

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Old 22 Feb 2019, 02:35 (Ref:3885889)   #6309
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I will welcome any "major philosophical changes" at this point, for the mess these regulations are
I'm not sure if it's talk about a positive change or a negative change. If the talk is about price for a program and it's still too expensive for some at the rates they proposed, then I have a bad feeling that the rules are going to be dumbed down even further. I don't want dpi v.2, I want late-90's GT1 v.2!
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Old 22 Feb 2019, 05:48 (Ref:3885901)   #6310
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Personally, I want prototypes to still look like prototypes. I doubt we'll get back to the '03 Bentley Speed 8 levels of beauty, but I also don't exactly want DPI (which I still wish that IMSA would bite the bullet there and just re-name the class GTP), especially the ones like the Cadillac, Nissan or Acura which are extremely closely related to the LMP2s they're based off of. At least go the Mazda route.

I'd hope that the ACO are able to furnish enough rules set in stone so teams can start on work for the 2021 cars soon.
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Old 26 Feb 2019, 23:44 (Ref:3886955)   #6311
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Minor point maybe, but I read in a Facebook group that I'm a member of a post recommending that the ACO adopt the IMSA/Indy Car leader lights system and ditch the old ALMS podium leader lights system.

As much as the old ALMS leader lights system is better than nothing it's kinda outdated, and the newer system is capable of providing much more info.

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Minor point maybe, but I read in a Facebook group that I'm a member of a post recommending that the ACO adopt the IMSA/Indy Car leader lights system and ditch the old ALMS podium leader lights system.

As much as the old ALMS leader lights system is better than nothing it's kinda outdated, and the newer system is capable of providing much more info.
I completely agree that the IMSA/Indy Car leader lights system is much better. I'm also surprised the ACO/WEC hasn't adopted something more modern than what they have; for a series trying to sell their technological relevance, it would seem like a no-brainer.
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Now we know what is the "major philosophical change"...

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The group, which is believed to include McLaren and Ferrari, has proposed that they should be allowed to develop a car for the new category out of a road-going hypercar rather than building a bespoke racing prototype that would incorporate only styling cues from street machinery.

The manufacturers are believed to be arguing for the changes to the rules published in draft form in December on financial and marketing grounds.

It is understood that they contend that the €20million-a-season budget projected by the rulemakers, the FIA and WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, remains too high despite aggressive cost-cutting measures and is also a conservative estimate.
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I guess it would save money to take an existing car. I don't think the rule makers will be changing anything soon unless they have major players asking for this. What I don't understand is their desire to raise the roof height even further on grounds of safety when you have a GTE car (Ford) that's even lower than the current lmp1's.
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Now we know what is the "major philosophical change"...

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they contend that the €20million-a-season budget projected by the rulemakers, the FIA and WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, remains too high

We all said that here. It isn't rocket surgery. It may be a price cut for Toyota, but it's a rise for everybody else. And it requires a factory effort to do it. So you're relying on factory entries, and we all know how that goes.

Same stuff that we (collective we - fans everywhere) have said for years. $80m was stupid. $300m was ludicrous. $20m is still far too much.
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