2015 LM24: Quick reference guide to LMP1 cars

Porsche 919 hybrid

The official FIA WEC website brings us a quick reference guide to the class of 2015 LMP1 cars. This year we have representation from Audi, Nissan, Porsche and Toyota. And the best thing about LMP1 is that the cars are all different.

Front-engined, mid-engined; rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, all wheel drive; petrol, diesel and all with varying types of energy recovery systems. It really is a technological masterclass, which will eventually heavily influence the cars we drive on the roads.

In order to try and equalise performance the cars have strict fuel flow limitations they must adhere to. That is, each car has a capped amount of fuel it can use on a single lap, using the 13.6km Circuit de la Sarthe as the basis.

You can download a full season PDF guide (54mb) from the WEC website, which goes into greater detail. After the break a quick reference guide is all yours.

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on the weekend of 13–14 June, with an official test session to be held this Sunday.

[Source: FIA WEC]

Audi R18 e-tron

Audi R18 e-tron quattro

  • Engine: V6 TDI 4.0L
  • Power: 830 HP engine and hybrid system combined
  • Max Speed: 340 km/h
  • ERS: Flywheel Accumulator
  • ERS: Class 4 MJ
  • Fuel Tank: 54.2 L (diesel)
  • Fuel Allowance: 3.8L/lap (or 27.8L/100km)
  • Weight: 870 Kg

#7 – Marcel Fässler (SUI), André Lotterer (GER), Benoît Tréluyer (FRA)
#8 – Lucas di Grassi (BRA), Loïc Duval (FRA), Oliver Jarvis (GB)
#9 – Filipe Albuquerque (POR), Marco Bonanomi (ITA), René Rast (GER)

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo (front engine, front wheel drive)

  • Engine: V6 3.0L TWIN TURBO
  • Power: TBC
  • Max Speed: TBC
  • ERS: Mechanical Flywheel
  • ERS: Class 2 MJ
  • Fuel Tank: 68.3 L (petrol)
  • Fuel Allowance: 4.9–5.0L/lap (or 35.9–37L/100km)
  • Weight: 870 Kg

#23 – Max Chilton (GB), Jann Mardenborough (GB), Olivier Pla (FRA)
#22 – Michael Krumm (GER), Harry Tincknell (GB), Alex Buncombe (GB)
#21 – Tsugio Matsuda (JAP), Lucas Ordonez (ESP), Mark Shulzhitskiy (RUS)

Porsche 919 hybrid

Porsche 919 hybrid

  • Engine: V4 2.0L TURBO
  • Power: Over 900HP engine and hybrid system combined
  • Max Speed: 330 km/h
  • ERS: Ion-Lithium Battery
  • ERS Class: 8 MJ
  • Fuel Tank: 68.3 L (petrol)
  • Fuel Allowance: 4.7L/lap (or 34.3L/100km)
  • Weight: 870 Kg

#17 – Timo Bernhard (GER), Brendon Hartley (NZ), Mark Webber (AUS)
#18 – Romain Dumas (GER), Neel Jani (SUI), Marc Lieb (GER)
#19 – Earl Bamber (NZ), Nico Hulkenberg (GER), Nick Tandy (GB)

Toyota TS040 hybrid

Toyota TS040 hybrid

  • Engine: V8 3.7L naturally aspirated
  • Power: Over 1000 PS engine and hybrid system combined
  • Max Speed: 340 km/h
  • ERS: Supercapacitor
  • ERS: Class 6 MJ
  • Fuel Tank: 68.3 L (petrol)
  • Fuel Allowance: 4.8L/lap (or 35.2L/100km)
  • Weight: 870 Kg

#1 – Anthony Davidson (GB), Sébastien Buemi (SUI), Kazuki Nakajima (JAP)
#2 – Alex Wurz (AUT), Stéphane Sarrazin (FRA), Mike Conway (GB)

 

Glossary

  • MGU-K: motor generator unit – kinetic
  • MGU-H: motor generator unit – heat
  • ERS: Energy Recovery System (referring to the unit as a whole)
  • MJ: Mega Joules, so 1 million joules.
  • Joule: unit of measurement of energy, knowing that 1000 joules = 1 kW
  • (so 1.34 hp over a second), 8 MJ = 10.738 horsepower over a second.