Judge LMP1 on its glorious high not its fall

Judge LMP1 on its glorious high not its fall

The beginning of the 2019/20 World Endurance Championship season this weekend is the beginning of the farewell tour for what remains of LMP1. And it deserves proper respect from sportscar historians

Silverstone this weekend isn't the end of an era, but it is the beginning of the end. It's the start of the last season for the LMP1 class, and I'll be shedding a tear or two over the course of the division's farewell tour through the 2019/20 World Endurance Championship.

It's not that I'm uninspired by the prospect of what's to follow in a year's time, when a new breed of top-flight sportscar comes on stream with the WEC's hypercar category. I'm hoping for a run of announcements from manufacturers big and small over the next 12 months to make me ever more enthusiastic.

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