What exactly do you consider is happening in F1 these days that wasn't when the WSC was screwed over with crap engine rules first time round? They certainly didn't want both being successful first time round, just curious to know what you think's changed? With more manufacturers involved TV highlights of a 6 hour race condensed into a F1 length feature wouldn't be problematic...
I think they've realized they've made a mistake. Why do you think the new regulations are such that they're meant to bring back the manufacturers to as many branches of racing as possible, with stuff such as F1 engines similar to LMP engines?
Highlight packages will never get the massive TV coverage numbers F1 live races can get. You'll get the hardcore nuts watching the whole 6 hours, and a handful of casually entertained viewers watching the highlights later on - neither bunch will be that large. Prototype/GT races just don't have anywhere near enough action to keep people entertained in this ADHD culture we're living in, you need patience to keep up with it, even highlight packages won't be filled with that much action, it's a whole different experience for nowadays' youngsters who watch a F1 race and complain this is terrible after 5 laps without an overtake.
My fantasy which will sadly never happen
Round 01 March United States Sebring 12 Hours
Round 02 April Argentina San Luis 500 Km
Round 03 April South Africa Kyalami 500 Km
Round 04 May Italy Monza 1000 Km Joint with ELMS
**LE MANS BREAK**
Round 05 July France Paul Ricard 1000 Km Joint with ELMS
Round 06 August Germany Nurburgring 1000 Km Joint with ELMS
Round 07 September Japan Okayama 500 Km
Round 08 September United States Laguna Seca 250 Km
Round 09 October United States Road Atlanta 1000 Miles
Round 10 November Australia Adelaide 8 Hours
Would want to have UK round there as well as it's a major market, but new Silverstone sucks ass and Brands Hatch GP is admittely a bit too diehardy for large modern prototypes. Donington could be okay but not really the most thrilling.
But instead we shall have bunch of 6 hour tilke asphaltdromes with zero history
That looks nice, but... Okayama? Seriously? It's far too tight for Prototypes, I reckon probably even too tight for GTs. I race a GT2 in iRacing, have done this track in entry-level cars slower than the GTs and even there it was easy enough to defend position and keep a quicker car behind. Traffic management would be a nightmare. Suzuka and Fuji (even with its modern hilarious final sector) are much more fitting tracks.
Not sure how wise it'd be to tackle a street circuit for 8 hours too - one hell of a challenge no doubt, but... did they do endurance races round Adelaide back then?
But I definitely like your idea generally.
Edited by noikeee, 05 December 2013 - 16:39.