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Following the withdrawal of Audi late last year, the proposed introduction of simpler, cheaper LMP1 cars for the FIA World Endurance Championship Privateer Trophy in 2018, and with just Porsche and Toyota left to duel it out, is the future of LMP1-H looking bleak?

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Following the withdrawal of Audi late last year, the proposed introduction of simpler, cheaper LMP1 cars for the FIA World Endurance Championship Privateer Trophy in 2018, and with just Porsche and Toyota left to duel it out, is the future of LMP1-H looking bleak?

Yes - Convincing new OEMs to sign up to a more expensive championship, with fewer teams and cars may be a very hard sell.
Yes - Despite the increasing popularity of the WEC amongst driver's, with the exception of Le Mans, the series is still under promoted to the wider population.
No - Given the increasing electrification of the wider automotive industry, the LMP1-H category has never been so relevant to OEMs.
No - Despite the complexity and costs involved in the WEC, it is still relatively inexpensive in comparison to Formula 1.

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