ACO and FIA do not close the doors of the WEC to the DPi


The WEC did not rule out any formula to expand your grill
in future seasons, to such an extent that the Sports Director of the ACO,
Vincent Beaumesnil, has admitted that the cars DPi of the IMSA may have a
in the World of Resistance and, therefore, in the 24 Hours of
Le Mans. With everything from the FIA and the ACO rule out that the technical regulations that
regulated by the DPi serve as a basis to enter a vehicle in the contest and yes
as a starting point for adapting a prototype to the requirements of the class
intended for prototypes, not hybrids.

Pierre Fillon in quality of President of the ACO, Gerard
Neveu as Responsible for the Endurance World, and Vincent Beaumesnil
were present in the 24 Hours of Daytona, where they were able to see live
to the DPi. In this aspect, Beaumesnil put as an example the Cadillac DPi-V. R
for his eventual jump to the WEC: “Today, the Cadillac is a chassis
Dallara P217 equipped with a General Motors
. I don’t think that there is a great
complication for to adapt it to the class LMP1 non-hybrid. See a chassis Dallara
equipped with an engine Cadillac is not something insurmountable if the car is entered
for a private computer

In this aspect, the changes that you must deal with a DPi to
be within the regulations governing the LMP1 non-hybrid they are not very
great and would the adaptation of the fuel flow and of the
, as well as by power increase that would not be very difficult
extract of a V8 engine of 6.2 liters as equipped with the DPi of Cadillac.
Although by the time any of the current teams involved in the contest
IMSA with a DPi has expressed his interest in competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans,
it is clear that the FIA and the ACO already valued as an alternative.