Frankly though, if the plan is to push for some kind of innovation, DW or other kind of smaller/lighter formula has less relevance....the new rules like the 2014 rule will push the R&D more on engine efficiency than the smaller formula. Aero/superlight design has great benefit in racing, but something is just less practical in terms of real world benefit than others...
Also how well in terms of safety the lighter prototype can be is a question...GT car won't get dramatically lighter, and we have seen enough of them hitting LMP car to know that it does happen...can a light prototype protect its driver in a crash like Audi's last year or Toyota's this year? If they go as fast as P1s now, they probably will be more prone to fly than even the current cars...
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Last edited by RacingManiac; 06-17-2012 at 04:36 AM.