They mostly hint at the disappearance of the middle class, and the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
99% of them sold will never see a race track, and the only block they’ll be seen on is at the auction, 15 years from now.
I really liked the GT1. The road cars of that time were facinating, i recently got a closer look at them in Forza 7, cars like the Porsche GT1 and the Mercedes CLK GTR. Would love to see cars like that again. Both the ACO and Toyota already hinted at the strong possibility that the next generation of LMP1 will look more like road cars.
The LMP1 grid will double in size next season with new entries from Rebellion, Manor, SMP, Dragonspeed and possibly others. The LMP1 non-hybrid cars will be performance balanced with the hybrids.Given that the FIA and ACO can't keep dragging the dead corpse that is LMP1 around for long, I would love to see a return of the GT1 class. It would likely be incredibly short-lived, but still provide an awesome period of racing to look back upon. I imagine BoP would be a nightmare, and the boutique automakers can't afford to go racing at the top level for very long, assuming they even join. It would be a hot mess and yet would still be one of the most exciting eras of road racing to go down. I'm here for it!
Except for Toyota, Ford, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche... I wouldn't call that no manufacturer interest. And 'GT1' was just in name. These cars will be nearly like that concept except no homolagation specials needed for the road.GT1 will not be revived anytime soon. There wouldn't be enough manufacturer interest.
Except for Toyota, Ford, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche... I wouldn't call that no manufacturer interest.
The post I quoted said there's no factory interest. Multiple websites and motorsport pundits claim otherwise. In fact, just today dailysportscar had an interview with a McLaren guy who said this on lmp1How many would actually build a Motorsports program around them though?
Ford is doubtful considering their GT program is only a passing fancy.
I don’t see McLaren doing Le Mans in the top class again until their F1 team is winning again.
Aston seems content with GTE
And Porsche is an unknown.
I would love to see it come back along with Ferrari and Pagani, but I doubt it will come back.
I’m biased – if it were to evolve into something where what they were racing looked like the road cars then that would be a wonderful place and we would be delighted to be involved in it.
The hope is that the cost will be 1/4 of what it is to run a current LMP1 program, so that alone should help attract manufactures.The 2020-21 "hypercar" LMP proposals sound interesting (hello Valkyrie), but whether the regs can attract and sustain manufacturers remains to be seen. If this doesn't help then we're back to square one where we are right now in the current hybrid era.