Without Porsche and Toyota appreciating her position, is fundamental to the FIA and ACO give the key with the regulation hybrid that will regulate the category LMP1-H from 2020, as this can make the difference between to tell or not with Peugeot Sport. The trademark gala has shown sufficient interest as to return to the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but should be find a regulation favorable their interests and, above all, that implies a budget within the logic for a PSA Group that is immersed in the Formula E, WRC, World Rallycross and the Dakar, at least in these moments.
In this line, Jean-Marc Finot, head of Peugeot Sport, has confessed in an interview in ‘Lé Dauphiné Libéré’ that the regulations submitted by the ACO and the FIA ahead of the season 2020 are going in the right direction for the interests of the brand. In this interview, retrieved by ‘DailySportsCar’, the executive of the mark of the lion recognizes that plug-in hybrids will have a very important role in the PSA Group, to such an extent that 80% of the cars in the giant French will have options of traction alternatives, either 100% electric or plug-in hybrids.
If the LMP1 hybrids, plug-in are not to the liking of Peugeot Sport by the use of recharge systems in the pit lane, and by the obligation to compete-mode 100% power after each step-by-pit -, the other major stumbling block for the brand to confirm his return to the WEC is the budget. In this aspect, Peugeot also welcomed the measures taken by the FIA and the ACO to reduce the number of days of testing or the control of expenses around the development of a unique aerodynamic kit by season or of a greater control of the design of the floors of the prototypes.