FIA approves Hypercar adjustments

The FIA Endurance Commission has approved some small adjustments to the Hypercar regulations in ACO racing.

The Hypercars will replace the LMP1 cars from the 2021 season in the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The adjustments have been put in place, so they match the LMDh regulations on power and weight. The basic rules for the LMDh cars were announced last week.

The new Hypercars will have 650 bhp combined from an internal combustion engine and hybrid power train, and a minimum weight of 1030kg. That’s a reduction of about 130 bhp and 70kg less than previously planned.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 007
Graphics: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

The plan is for the Hypercar and LMDh will battle side by side, in the same category from 2022, when the “American” LMDh cars will appear on the scene. There is however also European car manufacturers interested in the LMDh cars, who will replace the current DPi cars.

Toyota Gazoo Racing, Glickenhaus and ByKolles have committed to enter the Hypercar category from 2021, while Peugeot still finalizing plans on their 2022 entry.

The FIA World Endurance Championship season 2021 is currently expected to start at Sebring in March.

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