McLaren Announces Interest In Possible LMP1 Future
Team Boss and all around great guy Zak Brown from McLaren recently has excite the racing community with saying that the new regulations from the World Endurance Championship (WEC) is really enticing for the British company. Brown says if the the cost of competition comes down McLaren will look even further into the top competitive class at Le Mans, LMP1.
The new rules would be applied to the World Endurance Championship in 2020/2021. Expenses are the major concern of all potential competitors, with Audi and Porsche in the recent years spending close to $200 million USD a year on their racing campaigns.
Brown says that he will continue to send a McLaren representative to meetings in the near future. If McLaren were to build a LMP1 program, this would give their 2-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso a shot at winning the 24 hours of Le Mans and his chance at winning the infamous “Triple Crown” of the motorsports world.
Potential competitors of WEC are also interested in what the organizers of the series would be doing with the body styling of the LMP1 category. The current LMP1 cars do not resemble too much of what road cars look like today. McLaren likes the idea that the LMP1 class could see prototype cars that look more like road cars but with LMP1 technology in them.