I really love the idea of a sunset race. If they held it in Melbourne, wouldn’t it be on European TV on Saturday night? A fly-away many, many hours ahead would seem the best place to do it.
Whilst we’re on the subject, I wish Singapore would switch to a twilight race. The purple haze and visible buildings in Saturday practice make for a stunningly gorgeous backdrop. Then the race comes at night and you can’t see anything except the track and black water.
I think we’re not giving the LMP1 and LMP2 classes in the 24 hours of Le Mans enough credit. In terms of chassis development the two classes of cars are basically Formula One cars with fenders over the wheels and “two” seats. In addition, the engines in the two classes are very technically advanced and are designed to run at the max power they can and still last 24 hours – just like F1 engines are designed to run at the max power they can and still last a race weekend. Point being, why have a 24 hour F1 race when the two prototype classes at Le Mans are basically what you would end up with (other than the fendered wheels) if you tried to design an F1 car to last a 24 hour race.
So if it were teams, then there would be 1 car per team with 2 3 drivers?
Rules would have to change to allow different designs to re-allow refueling.
Then that would lead to a chassis re-design and you end up with what Nutritional has stated. LMP1 2 cars.
Really when motoracing all kicked off, long races were normal. As rules have changed by the differing organisations (ACO FIA etc…) we end up with LMS F1.
When the rule books were similar, between organisations, in the past you could enter a Grand Prix and Le Mans quite easily. But then you also had a riding mechanics, to help keep the cars going when they broke down.