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    LMP1 Summary - Entrants 2018 on
    Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050-Hybrid?
    ByKolles Enso CLM P1 / 01 Nismo?
    SMP BR Engineering BR1

    Future Manufacturers

    Ginetta
    ORECA
    Alpine?
    Possible Future Entrants
    Manor
    KCMG
    Rebellion
    Morand
LMP1
  • LMP1 future - in depth analysis at DSC
    • Global scope - much in common with "DPi2"
      • single hybrid system
      • single aero kit
      • visual elements from road cars
      • "GT Proto" term in use...
      • Ford, Toyota, McLaren & Aston Martin interested
    • Privateers have 4 season stability
      • matching hybrids on lap times
      • but not fuel economy
    • FIA approval expected in December
  • Benoit Morand has plans for hybrid LMP1 - endurance-info.com
    • "The partners I'm talking to are interested in winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans"
  • Toyota LMP1 development frozen - Pascal Vasselon interview - SC365
    • "awaiting details on what performance allocations the privateers will be given"
    • "I don’t think we have an absolute deadline when we need to say yes or no"
    • " it’s reasonably easy to say no"
    • " It’s easy to stop at any time"

Revised Judd V10 announced for 2018 LMP1 - SC365

  • BR1 LMP1 testing - motorsport.com
    • Dallara built chassis
    • Available for customers with a range of engines

Rebellion likely to go with ORECA's LMP1 - SC365

Peugeot commit to World Rallycross - WEC or LM24 now unlikely - DSC

Ginetta confirms 3 LMP1 cars sold - DSC

It lives! byKolles Enso CLM P1 / 01 Nismo testing @ Hungaroring - website

Anyone know what ENSO is? Google doesn't!

IMSA & ACO working on common global prototype regs for 2020 - SC365

More on ORECA 09 - SC365

Silverstone back in revised WEC 18/19 calendar - DSC

"LMP1 class will have a “good number of cars” next year" Gerard Neveu - SC365

Ginetta P1 to test in October -Autocar

is this it? wing supports say G57...

03, 05, 07, ORECA 09 hinted in this presser? Not an LMP2...

Am I detecting a possible Cadillac DPi entry for LM24 here

Peugeot - Porsche stopping "...is both a threat and an opportunity for us" - DSC

Alpine - "We must position ourselves quickly on the future" endurance-info

"We had suggested the basic principle of DPI but we were not heard"

ACO wish to have common regs for LMP1 and DPi for 2020 - SC365

Be sure to read DSC's piece to get a perspective on this momentous day in prototype racing...

OK, here is the future of LMP1, read Pierre Fillon's words first... facebook

  1. single LMP1 class
  2. hybrid & not to have "same potential performance"
  3. EoT between turbo & not
  4. spec stability through 2021
  5. 2020 hybrid regs "substantially altered"
  6. 8 race calendar starting Ricard Prologue April 1918 to LM24 2019

Just summarising without the spin: WEC in 2018 is down to 4 rounds and 1 LMP1 team...

Silverstone, Nurburgring, Mexico, USA & Bahrain gone...

Wirth considering LMP1 if customer forthcoming - motorsport.com

McLaren could do LMP1 - motorsport.com

Thoughtful piece on LMP1 future @ DSC

How about this rumour - Dome Honda for LMP1 with Alonso & Button...

New Ginetta render

Perrinn drop LMP1 plans

" there are more complication with the project " - website

...more at DSC - was going to be Dacia branded

ART Racing Services still looking for LMP1

Interesting tweets ...

Ginetta wind tunnel testing - video and notes at DSC and more - track testing in November - DSC

Updated render - on track in November - plan for 10 chassis

Morand plans LMP1 program - endurance-info.com

Christopher Foster looks @ LMP1privateer - DSC

& Stef Schrader has a (very) similar take - jalopnik.com

    byKolles / Adess History racecarengineering

    Perrinn have sold 2 LMP1s for 2018 - DSC & more

    Ginetta P1 could have manufacturer variations - SC365

    "Half a dozen" LMP1-Ps for 2018 - SC365

    Ginetta LMP1 more details - DSC

  • BR Engineering P1 making progress - motorsport.com
    • running in October
    • customer cars available
  • Rebellion back in LMP1 for 2019 - wecfans.org
  • Mecachrome to power Ginetta LMP1 - endurance-info.com
  • ARC Bratislava LMP1 plan in doubt - endurance-info.com
    • " Honnêtement, pour le moment je ne peux pas dire que c’est l’objectif à atteindre."
  • PERRINN offering 4WD KERS on their LMP1 - website
  • Kolles car is now called ENSO - is it this one? or this one? or what?
  • SMP confirm LMP1 BR1 with Dallara & ART Grand Prix - endurance-info.com
  • ByKolles switches to Nissan power - sportscar365.com
    • available for customers in 2018
  • Perrin re-emerges with LMP1 offering for 2018 - endurance-info.com
  • More from Ginetta on the LMP1 project - sportscar365.com
  • Manor to run Ginetta LMP1 in 2018 - dailysportscar.com
    • "partners rather than simple customers"
  • ADESS moves to Lisbon, Carlos Tavares (ex Nissan, Renault, CEO of PSA) joins and will "keep an eye on LMP1" - endurance-info.com
  • More on the Ginetta LMP1 - dailysportscar.com and analysis
    • 3 two car teams planned
    • 10 chassis in production
    •  Mechachrome turbo V6
    • Adrian Reynard & Paolo Catone involved
    • ARC Bratislava & PRT mentioned
    • suddenly LMP1-L is big! add BR & ESM to Kolles & you get 12 @ LM24 2018...
  • ESM looking at 2018 Le Mans LMP1-L entry with Nissan - Japanese Samuri on 10 10ths
    • ...careful, this could be a rumour we started with this on 10 10ths earlier!
  • Ginetta working on 2018 LMP1-L Privateer - close to announcement - motorsport.com
  • But...
  • BR / Dallara / ART P1 project not progressing - dailysportscar.com
  • Ollie Webb on ByKolles chances next year dailysportscar.com
    • and the pace of the new P2s...
  • More teams plan for LMP1 Privateer in 2018 - sportscar365.com
    • chassis changes put back to 2019 0r 2020
  • Not short of sponsors - or stickers anyway - Kolles @ Bahrain
  • BR Engineering to LMP1 in 2018 - sportscar365.com
    • with SMP Racing, Dallara and ART Grand Prix
  • ORECA on LMP1, DPi & much more - motorsport-total.com
  • Adess looking at LMP1 entry - dailysportscar.com
  • From the P2 & DPi pages - this could be LMP2 news - but we think there's more to it:
  • "Pierre Fillon on LM24 future - dailysportscar.com
    • We are currently working/talking with General Motors, Cadillac, as well as Nissan "
    • With Cadillac, Bentley (with Rebellion?), Nissan and Mazda coming in via DPi could "Privateer P1" be replaced soon by "Convential Power P1" in LM24 & WEC?
    • At least 6 car 2nd class for LM24...
      • -Better than just Kolles left in P1-L
      • -Better than "messing up" new spec P2
  • Rebellion considering 2017 DPi program - Sportscar365.com
    • may convert LMP1s to LMP2 or DPi
  • Stakka still open to 2017 LMP1 effort Sportscar365.com
    • or new LMP2 for a year
  • Kolles Audiesque new nose(e-racingmag.com)
  • Manor "interested" in LMP1- Motorsport.com
  • LMP1 Privateer discussions at Ricard - details - Dailysportscar.com
    • Attendees:
      • Rebellion Racing
      • ByKolles
      • Onroak
      • Oreca
      • SMP
      • Strakka
      • AER
      • Gibson
      • Judd
  • byKolles
  • OK so "historic" news from here on down - for the sake of completeness!
  • Courage have LMP1 plans- Dailysportscar.com
  • Campos LMP1 - MotoryRacing.com
    • do the Spanish have "Christmas Fools Day"?
    • ...apparently they do!
  • Private LMP1 teams talk changes to ACO - Dailysportscar.com
    • Greaves, Strakka, BR & OAK join in
    • Air restrictors & GT3 engines possible
    • Beaumesnil comments - Sportscar365.com
  • Interesting post on F1 Technical Forum
    • "Building 9 is housing an Adrian Newey designed LMP1 car based on an Audi PU for 2016 Le Mans"
    • Building 9 is Red Bull's secret Skunk Works at MK....
  • More thoughts on Privateer LMP1 @ Dailysportscar.com
    • Greaves were considering an ORECA/Rebellion
    • BR Engineering project still active but not before 2017
  • Kolles order 2 new chassis - possible 2 entries in 2016 - Dailysportscar.com
  • Greaves and Strakka LMP1 programmes will not proceed - Dailysportscar.com
  • AIM Judd power for LMP1 privateers - PR
  • Glickenhaus plan for LMP1 in 2017 - Jalopnik.com
  • Alpine P1 move not with ORECA but "a different well-known french LMP constructor" - Motorsport-Total.com
  • All-new Ligier LMP2 for 2017 - Sportscar365.com
    • French version - Endurance-info.com mentions continued interest in LMP1
    • "being in LMP1 allows for development - not the case in LMP2"
  • Alpine may move to P1 - Sportscar365.com
    • if new P2 regs disallow rebranding
      • Move to ex-Greaves Gibson in LMP2 for rest of 2015
      • Dome S103 to be test mule for in-house P1
      • build at expanded Silverstone base
      • check out the #WelcomingMoreLMP1Privateers hashtag - how many more?
        • see our list
        • possibly add BR Engineering (SMP) now
        • but goodbye to the Dome LMP1 below...
    • New pics of Dome LMP1 model
      • and see the brilliant magazine its in...
      • why can't we get something like this in UK/USA?
    • SARD will run 2016 LMP1 programme - Motorsport.com
      • "some WEC LMP2 later this season"
      • Have split from Morand (except for team name @ LM24)
      • Interesting story from AER - Motorsport.com
        • talking with other teams about LMP1
      Kairos plans outlined post-Morand - Sportscar365.com
      • 3yr program to LMP1 with Greaves
    • Wolf still planning new LMP2 for 2016 - Sportscar365.com
      • will move to P1 after 2017 if not allowed in P2
    • Strakka review possibilities - Endurance-info.com
      • 2nd Dome LMP2 available for 2016
      • LMP1 return "is one of our wishes"

     

       
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