WEC: Magneto-elastic torque sensors explained
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by Lawrence Butcher
23h ago
Torque sensors are now a key component of the BoP process in WEC, both in the Hypercar and LMGT3 classes. By providing a realtime, accurate reading of driveshaft torque, it is possible for the regulators to precisely monitor compliance with the BoP imposed power curves for each manufacturer powertrain. The sensors are supplied by U.S-based MagCanica, and rather than using traditional strain gauging methods for torque measurement, they rely on the principle of magneto-elasticity, whereby the magnetic field of a ferrous material changes when subject to a twisting or bending force. Magneto-elasti ..read more
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Hypercar rules to remain until 2029; new LMP2 pushed back to 2028
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by Lawrence Butcher
1d ago
Following ratification by the FIA World Motor Sport Council this week, several regulatory changes to the FIA World Endurance Championship and endurance racing in general were announced at the ACO press conference, ahead of the 92nd Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend (June 15-16). The key takeaways from the announcement were that the current Hypercar rule set will remain in place until the end of 2029, while new LMP2 rules will now be pushed back until 2028 (instead of the previously mooted 2026). Hypercar manufacturers will be permitted an addition two development jokers, one apiece for the 2028 an ..read more
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Liberty Global to acquire majority stake in Formula E from Warner Bros. Discovery
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by Izzy Wood
1d ago
Telecommunications company Liberty Global is set to acquire the shares held by Warner Bros. Discovery in Formula E. Upon completion of the transaction, Liberty Global will hold a 65% ownership stake, giving it a controlling interest in the rapidly growing motorsport series. The announcement comes on the heels of Formula E unveiling its Season 11 race calendar. Entering its 10th season, Formula E features a diverse calendar with 16 races in locations across four continents, including races in Miami, Jakarta and double-headers in Monaco and Shanghai, as well as in other key global cities.. Formu ..read more
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Aspark SP600 Hypercar sets EV speed record
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by Izzy Wood
2d ago
The Aspark SP600 has become the world’s fastest electric hypercar, reaching a top speed of 438.7km/h. This achievement was the culmination of a dedicated project between the Japanese auto maker and Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), with technical support from Bridgestone. Professional driver Marc Basseng drove the SP600 to its record-setting speed at the Automotive Testing Papenburg track. This record follows Aspark’s previous success with the Aspark Owl, the fastest accelerating electric hypercar. For the SP600, Aspark again partnered with MAT to develop and manufacture a vehicle capable ..read more
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H24Evo debuts at Le Mans 24 Hours
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by Lawrence Butcher
3d ago
At the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours race, the ACO and FIA have officially unveiled the H24Evo – the latest iteration from the long-running MissionH24 project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered endurance racing car. Using an Adess LMP chassis as its base, the hydrogen electric H24Evo features a new fuel cell system from supplier Symbio, which has been involved in efforts to run a hydrogen car at Le Mans, going right back to the GreenGT in 2012. Serge Grisin, motorsport director at Symbio, explained to PMW that extensive work has been undertaken to optimize the packaging of the fuel cell, focusing ..read more
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Goodyear receives highest level Environmental Accreditation from FIA
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by Izzy Wood
3d ago
Goodyear Racing EMEA has been awarded the highest score in the FIA’s Environmental Accreditation program, which the company says reflects its dedication to sustainability in its car and truck racing activities. Goodyear is the first ACO tire partner to earn the top three-star rating in the FIA Environmental Accreditation framework. This certification applies to the motorsport programs run by Goodyear Racing EMEA, including the FIA World Endurance Championship, Le Mans 24 Hours, European Le Mans Series and the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship. The company produces racing tires fo ..read more
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FIA flip-flops on WRC regulations; no changes till 2027
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by Lawrence Butcher
3d ago
In an abrupt reversal, the FIA has announced that the WRC technical regulations for Rally1 and Rally2 cars will now remain unchanged until the end of 2026. As reported earlier this year, the FIA had announced that it planned to ditch hybrid systems in Rally1, and also introduce an upgrade kit for Rally2 machines to bring their performance closer to the top tier. However, following the latest meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC), it has been decided that everything will stay as it is, with Rally1 retaining hybrid until the end of 2026, and new rules now slated for 2027. Technical sta ..read more
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McLaren returns to Le Mans 24 Hours with the GT3 Evo
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by Izzy Wood
3d ago
After a 26-year hiatus, McLaren Automotive is set to make a return to Le Mans 24 Hours, which takes place on June 12-16. This marks the first time McLaren will compete in all three ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ events — the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans — in the same season. McLaren’s legacy at Le Mans began with a race debut victory in 1995 using the McLaren F1 road car. The F1 GTR, not initially designed as a race car, returned for the following three seasons and achieved success with a win in the GT1 class in 1997. This year it will enter three GT3 Evo cars. Technical speci ..read more
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Ferrari 296 Challenge debuts at Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli UK
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by Izzy Wood
4d ago
The new Ferrari 296 Challenge was unveiled last weekend (June 8-9) at Snetterton race circuit during the third round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli UK. It is the ninth model in the history of the Ferrari Challenge, replacing the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo. At Snetterton, current Ferrari Challenge UK and Club Challenge drivers had the opportunity to test the latest model, which is set to make its competitive debut in the UK series next season. Drivers tested the new Ferrari 296 Challenge on track, examining its performance enhancements provided by the V6 engine, which delivers up to 70 ..read more
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Elektron Motors to integrate Electra Vehicles advanced AI/ML technologies in electric hypersport cars
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by Izzy Wood
5d ago
German car manufacturer Elektron Motors and Electra Vehicles, which specilizes in AI/ML-based solutions for EVs, have entered an R&D partnership aimed at advancing electric hypersport vehicles. The collaboration will leverage machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to enhance battery state estimation and optimize energy management, in order to improve power optimization and vehicle safety. Through this partnership, Elektron Motors will integrate Electra’s advanced ML/AI technologies to improve the reliability and longevity of electric hypersport cars. Electra’s ..read more
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