I’m not going to give you a number because I think it’s too early to say. I don’t want to get pinned down by number on the ’21 regs too early.
But I think all the teams need to work at this to work out how much potential there is. FOM and the FIA have had done a great job of putting out a very different set of guidelines for how a car should be and we’re in the process at the moment, all teams in the process are trying to understand, as they mature a little bit, trying to understand what that really means, what a quick ’21 car is.
Will there be a bit of grip loss for those different 18-inch rim tyres? Maybe, they’ll be different animals. The aero is more I suppose you could say slightly more simple than we see now but. But there’s a lot of different mechanisms for generating performance with the aero. And the engines will be the same.
So I think we need to see how all of these things combine to give us a better picture. But we’re not talking massive differences, I wouldn’t have said, at this stage. It could actually be quite close, but we’ll see.
"Murray is in talks to run his new T.50 design at Le Mans, which will feature a new class for hypercars from 2021 as part of a shakeup of the FIA World Endurance Championship rulebook. The new rules are meant to allow road-based sports cars, prototypes, hybrids and non-hybrids to compete for overall victory."
Guenther Steiner: "This year it was a new regulation, so whatever we learn on this car we can implement on next year’s car. That was our aim from halfway through the season when we realized we were struggling with our car. We want to make sure not to make the same mistakes on next year’s car – that was our main aim from midway through this season."
"The bodies were stickered up in spiffy Red Bull graphics for the occasion, but that couldn’t hide the fact that they were junk. 'The cars were not up to the task,' (Danny) Sullivan says. 'They could barely keep the damn things running.'"
Felix Rosenqvist: "I know many guys are looking to do it, and some of my friends, they're always asking about IndyCar, how are the ovals. Maybe a lot of drivers are scared of the ovals, which I can understand."
Roger Penske: "To see what they’ve put together, a small team, and the quality and the capability of Colton Herta is amazing. You could see him today – he ran a perfect race. (His) stops were good, and we were right next to him."