Make way for the Le Mans Hypercar

FIA World Motor Sport Council laid the foundations for the new endurance racing elite, the Le Mans Hypercar.

Date Published: 06 Dec 2019
Make way for the Le Mans Hypercar

World Titles

• The competition will award the title of FIA World Endurance Champion to the winning Le Mans Hypercar drivers.
• The team title will be conferred upon the car with the most points. If a team fields several cars, the points will be awarded to the highest placed car in each race.

Conditions of Entry
Le Mans Hypercars will be homologated under the name of the marque and entry is subject to approval by the Endurance Committee.

Contrary to current rules, testing will not be restricted in the first year of homologation to give teams adequate opportunity to develop their cars. Restrictions will apply as of the second year. As was already the case in LMP1, restrictions will be imposed on the composition of Le Mans Hypercar teams: 40 people for a team entering two cars, 43 if they are hybrids.

Le Mans Hypercar and LMP2
To facilitate on-track cohabitation LMP2 will have a single tyre supplier and engine power will be reduced by 30kW as of next season. These measures will help keep costs under control.

The Le Mans Hypercar class is on course to enter the fray for the 2020-21 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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