Both Ford and Ferrari have escaped any Balance of Performance restrictions for next weekend’s round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, despite their domination of the GTE Pro events so far.
The factory-supported AF Corse Ferrari 488 won the opening rounds of the championship at Silverstone and Spa, while Ford overcame the Italian marque’s challenge to win the showpiece 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This comes in the wake of the ‘extraordinary circumstance’ BoP changes applied by American sanctioning body IMSA, in whose series the Ford GTs were handed a 15kg weight increase, turbo boost reduction and fuel capacity reduction ahead of last weekend’s race in Canada – which it also then won.
Meantime in the WEC, GTE Pro rivals Porsche and Aston Martin have been handed performance breaks in the latest round of adjustments.
The Porsche 911 RSR gets a 15kg weight break and 0.2mm increase in air restrictor size for the next event. Aston Martin’s Vantage V8s will be given a 0.4mm larger air restrictor.
In GTE-Am, Aston has had its air restrictor size reduced by 0.3mm, with Ferrari getting an additional 15kg and Porsche a reduction of 10kg.