Todt Hoping for an F1-WEC Unification Deal

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Can F1 and the WEC unite?

FIA president Jean Todt has said that they would like to achieve some level of technical parity between Formula 1 and the world endurance championship. In other words, he is hoping for an F1-WEC undertanding.

Last weekend, McLaren driver Fernando Alonso claimed a long overdue victory by winning the Spa 6 hour race for Toyota.

There has been some tension and animosity between the two top categories of open wheelers and sports cars respectively. So, Todt admitted that some technical unification would be ideal for the good of both sports.

 

“It would be ideal to achieve some unification, but in practice this is not easy,” the Frenchman said.

“Ideas appear but it’s more difficult when you start to get into the details.”

According to Todt, the unification will strengthen car manufacturer involvement across the disciplines. Hopefully, with such a daring plan, they will be able to entice more manufacturers to Formula 1.
“At the moment in Formula 1 we are discussing the number of carmakers in the championship,” he said. “Right now we have four but we want to guarantee that they stay.

“And it’s difficult to do that if they only work with one team or two. But if it was possible to supply their products to other racing series, the project becomes more feasible.

“But immediately a number of problems appear. In principle we are happy to think about this topic, but in reality everything is not so simple.”

But, we are looking too far ahead into the future and an F1-WEC tie up may or may not happen, it is all up in the air. The Formula One paddock are currently in the middle of the 2018 season. With 4 races down, the F1 championship continues this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

Ferrari already have 2 wins under their belt with Red Bull chipping in with one and Mercedes scoring their first win last time out in Baku.

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