Along with the ever continuing track modifications (=hopefully not just huge seas of tarmac runoff) at Circuit de la Sarthe, the ACO appears to be looking at new approach for handling caution periods
Perhaps even more significant though was Mr Fillon’s answer to the question about the number and length of Safety Car periods.
“Here we will have a surprise for you I think. I share the concerns about this and we have been working hard to find a better safety management solution. -- To make the change we want to move towards would require an in-car marshaling system, to neutralise not the whole circuit but simply a section of the circuit directly affected by an incident. That kind of system requires a high level of accuracy from a GPS based system and I hope and believe that this will be in place for 2014.”
That looks and feels like a higher tech version of the system that works well at the Nurburgring 24 Hours and come rather closer to the ‘Code 60’ system that Creventic operate with their range of endurance events.
Ridiculously managed SC periods (three cars + red light at the end of the pitlane + takes up forever) have been one of the bigger issues in the recent years of the 24 hours so this could potentially be fantastic news. I'm not big fan of the code 60 used at those amateur events but N24 system is simply the best o there's huge potential.
edit: I suppose you could still have SC up there in some shape or form but not in the traditional sense
Edited by SonnyViceR, 29 November 2013 - 21:12.