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The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Geneva last Friday, 20th March and one of the agenda items was the WEC. To limit costs, the following changes have been approved for 2015:
- New limitations will be enforced with regards to engines. LMP1 Hybrid competitors may homologate only one type of power train for the season. In this category, the number of engines will be limited to five per season and to seven for a manufacturer entering its first season in the Championship.
- The number of team personnel authorised for entrants competing in the Manufacturer’s World Endurance Championship has been limited to 65 operational people at a 6-hour WEC race for 2 cars and 90 operational people for 3 cars.
- The number of testing days allowed for competitors entered in all categories has also been limited with LMP1 facing the heaviest restrictions.
- To improve safety, new regulations will be enforced with regards to the weight of drivers. If the average weight of drivers entered in a car is below 80 kilogrammes, ballasts will be imposed.
- A single engine will be designated with the goal to universalize the 2017 LMP2 category.
The FIA Driver Categorisation Regulations have been amended. New criteria and procedures for the attribution of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze driver status are available on FIA.com.
Further changes to the sporting and technical regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship can be viewed here.