Listen to this article A combination of lower costs, particularly when compared to the LMP1 era of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the chance to race the same car in two major series have proven key factors in luring manufacturers back to the top class of the WEC (simply known now as 'Hypercar') and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (where the equivalent class is called 'GTP'). Before we proceed to the list of marques, it's worth reiterating the differences between LMDh and LMH regulations. LMDh is essentially a successor to the successful DPi platform IMSA introduced in 2017. As was the case previously, manufacturers must base their new designs upon a next-generation LMP2 chassis, of which there are four licensed constructors: Oreca, Dallara, Ligier and Multimatic. Engine choice remains free within the scope of regulations, but all cars must now be fitted with a spec hybrid system built jointly by Bosch (inverter), Williams Advanced Engineering … [Read more...] about Who will race in WEC and IMSA with LMDh/LMH cars in 2023?
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Listen to this article The 2023 BMW Z4 goes on sale in the United States in November this year and if you are considering getting one, you should probably know what are the differences between the refreshed model and the pre-facelift version. Not much has changed, though the roadster features some notable visual changes that should keep it fresh for another two or three years on the market. The Z4 could be discontinued after 2025 but for now, it is here in a revised and more appealing form. We have prepared this quick visual comparison between the 2023 Z4 and its predecessor for you to see the changes in detail. In all of the examples below, the new Z4 is on the left, and the previous model is on the right. Front The front fascia is where most of the visual tweaks can be seen. The headlights carry over without modifications but nearly everything else is changed. The grilles now have a new hexagonal pattern, which makes them look bigger while in fact, the … [Read more...] about 2023 BMW Z4: See The Changes Side By Side
Listen to this article Street circuits are known for being mentally taxing despite the lower speeds involved, requiring full concentration at all times and little time for respite on the short straights. But Singapore is a beast like no other. It is renowned for being one of the hardest races to compete in both physically and mentally, meaning it requires a kind of preparation unlike any other race. Daniel Ricciardo says his first Singapore Grand Prix back in 2011 remains the toughest physical activity he has ever completed. "I wasn't prepared, and that sounds like I was partying all week!" he tells Motorsport.com. "I didn't realise how much the humidity and the relentless nature of that circuit with like no real straights to have a rest. I'd never really experienced anything like that." It didn't help that Ricciardo was then racing for backmarker outfit HRT, meaning he found himself four laps down by the chequered flag in 19th place - hardly the same kind of … [Read more...] about Why Singapore remains the toughest Formula 1 driver challenge