What’s new for Season 8?
With the new FIA WEC Season 8 fast approaching, we take a look at some of the updated new regulations ahead of this weekend’s curtain-raising 4 Hours of Silverstone.
DRIVERS’ MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM DRIVING TIME
Below are tables corresponding to the different durations of races
Given the special features of the FIA WEC calendar, for any driver entering a Competition for the first time in the season before 31 December 2019, the driver’s categorisation that will be taken into account will be the latest one published prior to the administrative checks of the first Competition he/she is entering and will be applied until the end of the season in June 2020.
WET WEATHER TYRES
Wet weather tyres may be used only after the track has been declared ‘wet’ by the Clerk of the Course/Race Director. The number of wet weather tyres usable during a Competition is not limited, whereas the allocation of dry weather tyres is strictly defined.
BAN ON WIND TUNNEL TESTING IN THE LMP2 CATEGORY
Competitors entering an LMP2 car are not allowed to take part in any kind of wind tunnel testing.
POINTS ALLOCATION FOR DIFFERENT RACES
Wheel change operations are not allowed during refuelling operations – all other areas of pit stops remain the same.
The Bronze-rated driver that finishes the highest up the order in LMP2 will receive a prize and take a spot on the podium in WEC Season 8. This change to the sporting regulations sees the top three crews joined by the aforementioned Bronze driver on the podium after each race. The rest of the Bronze drivers’ crew will not take places on the podium though.
The full Sporting Regulations can be found HERE.