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Officially endorsed by the ACO, 24 Hour Race Technology provides an annual review of the engineering spectacle that is Le Mans, highlighting why certain technologies are to the fore. Both Prototype and GT cars are analysed in depth in this uniquely focused appraisal of the world’s greatest twice-around-the-clock race, revealing many secrets of performance.
•Intro: THE EDITOR - The upcoming Hypercar class will, alas, have BoP, but that shouldn’t mean the end of engineering innovation and development
•Grid: IN THE NEWS - Firm set of rules for the first Hypercar season announced, early details emerge of the 2019-20 WEC cars and GreenGT unveils its H2 car for a proposed hydrogen-based class for Le Mans
•In Conversation: BEN WOOD - Lawrence Butcher gets the lowdown on performance balancing for IMSA’s DPi series from this aerodynamics ace
•Dossier: MAZDA RT24-P DPI - Lawrence Butcher charts the course of an intriguing partnership to develop LM P2 and DPi versions of the same base car
•Tech review: LE MANS 2019 ANALYSIS - Paolo Catone analyses Toyota’s performance at the 2019 Le Mans, and concludes that key to its success was careful management of speed
•Insight: CORE AUTOSPORT IMSA SIMULATION - Andrea Quintarelli details his simulation work for this DPi team, stressing the importance of having a driver in the loop
•Focus: DESIGN FOR AM - Lawrence Butcher looks at the practicalities of DfAM, its impact on manufacturing and the changes in design philosophy it forces on engineers
•Insight: LM P1 PERFORMANCE SENSITIVITY - Andrea Quintarelli examines the influence that certain development areas and parameters have on an LM P1 car’s lap times
•Appendix - The structure of the WEC, the LM P1 regulations and who was racing what in 2018-19
•Supplier directory - Our listing of the companies providing products and services to the endurance racing community
•PS: BENDING THE RULES - We look back at some notable examples of teams in endurance racing who have taken a ‘creative’ approach to interpreting the regulations
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