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13th of December 2017

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F1 engines in the 24 Hours of Le Mans could become a reality

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FIA president Jean Todt says he hopes Formula 1's new engines for 2021 might be adapted for use in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Plans for a world engine were scrapped when the current F1 rules were introduced in 2014, but now Todt says the 2021 rules are an opportunity to try again.

"At the moment, we have separate engine regulations for every series," he told European media outlet Auto Motor und Sport. "It doesn't have to be like that. The requirements for Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship are similar. A Formula 1 engine has to do about 5,000 kilometers, which is about the Le Mans distance.

"Having one engine concept would be attractive to new manufacturers, and it could mean F1 teams can go to Le Mans with their own team, or vice versa."

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