The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has confirmed discussions on opening up technical regulations to Hypercar concepts from 2020 as well as introducing target budgets for LMP1 entries.

After the successive exits of both Audi and Porsche from the LMP1 class in the World Endurance Championship, the series is eager to shake-up its rules to attract new entries.

At the latest FIA Sports Conference held in Manila the World Motor Sport Council met to confirm key discussion points regarding rule changes for 2020.

The two key points laid out are a “targeted budget of one quarter” of the current LMP1 spend, primarily the sole manufacturer effort of Toyota, while also allowing regulations to be opened up to Hypercar concepts.

While a number of car manufacturers have frequently released Hypercar concept ideas, McLaren has already voiced eagerness in joining WEC with its own manufacturer entry.

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The FIA will release further details on the two strategy points at the Le Mans 24 Hours next week. An initiative to encourage more female drivers in the FIA World Endurance Championship has also been approved.

The FIA meeting confirmed the Sebring round in 2019 has been shortened from 1500 miles to 1000 miles.

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