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08/12/17
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LMP1 will die because of their silly expensive hybrid engines
The silly LMP1 hybrid engines are way too costly at a time when the automotive industry will soon ditch hybrid for full electric cars
The silly LMP1 hybrid engines are way too costly at a time when the automotive industry will soon ditch hybrid for full electric cars

Joest Racing Managing Director Ralf Juttner believes the FIA and ACO need to rethink the future of LMP1 hybrid racing, admitting it’s “overkill” from a costs perspective, and likely contributed to the withdrawals of both Audi and Porsche over a nine-month period.

Juttner, who ran Audi’s ultra-successful factory prototype program until its exit from the FIA World Endurance Championship last year, said that while it was a rewarding technological challenge, the class, under its current regulations, is not sustainable for the long-term.

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