Unless you’ve been living under a rock of late, you will know as well as I do that one of the big interest stories at Le Mans this year was the Nissan DeltaWing. And while its appearance was cruelly cut short to just seventy-five laps, the level of attention it garnered makes me wonder what the future holds for the DeltaWing. It was given a one-off entry to Le Mans this year, but next year, Garage 56 will be occupied by the GreenGT, and the 2014 Le Mans regulations don’t really allow for designs like the DeltaWing. Nevertheless, I don’t think it deserves to simply be parked.
So what should happen with the DeltaWing? Should it expand out to a series of its own? Should the rules of an existing series be tweaked to allow it to run? Or should it serve as the inspiration for an entire category, where experimental designs are not simply encouraged, but mandatory?