Tag Archive: Le Mans

Jul 24

School’s out for summer

Mark Webber news update

Mark Webber - ActionCutting down from 20 to eight races in a season sounds like gaining a lot of downtime – and it would, if you weren’t a competitive, driven, outdoor loving Aussie who can’t quite sit still. Mark has a thirteen-week gap until the next race in Austin in September and he talks about the racing break, Wimbledon, the Football World Cup, mountain biking and why you should be careful of Kodak moments.

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Jul 08

Pirelli gives glimpse of F1′s 18-inch future

18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone

http://f1pressarea.pirelli.com/wp-content/files/2014/07/Pirelli_18inchestyre-3.jpgF1 got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday, when Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18-inch concept tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Lotus to test 18-inch Pirelli tyre

Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0625 F1′s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Alpine’s heritage in action at Le Mans Classic

The biennial Le Mans Classic attracts an entry of several thousand participants

Jabouille-Depailler's Alpine A443 at Le Mans 1978 The revival of Alpine, which will take the form of the launch of the Berlinette of the 21st Century in 2016, is founded on the legendary brand’s outstanding heritage. To showcase this link between the past and present, a number of Alpines will be in action at this year’s Le Mans Classic on July 4-6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Vettel will win again – Webber

Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.

2014-06-08_1380 Off the back of his four consecutive titles, German Vettel has struggled in 2014 in the wake of Webber’s retirement and the arrival at Red Bull of the younger Australian, impressive Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ferrari wants meeting amid F1 ‘worries’

Hot on the heels of Ferrari’s latest quit threat, Luca di Montezemolo has called for a meeting to discuss the future of formula one.

2014-06-08_0700 Last Friday, the iconic Italian team’s president told the Wall Street Journal that because F1 “isn’t working”, Ferrari could turn instead to Le Mans by 2020. “Of course,” Montezemolo said, “we cannot do sports car racing and formula one.  It’s not possible.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Le Mans 24 Hours: Larbre Competition avoids the carnage to safely qualify at Le Mans

Prudent approach pays off throughout incident-filled sessions 

2014-06-12-1536Larbre Competition avoided the plethora of accidents that characterised all three truncated sessions to safely qualify for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours (June 14/15).

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Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1′s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Le Mans 24 Hours: Lotus LMP unveiled at Le Mans

Stunning Paul White designed car

Lotus LMP P1 front The all-new Lotus P1/01 took centre stage at the iconic 24 hours of Le Mans event today as the LMP1 L class car was unveiled to the media and public for the very first time.

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Jun 10

Ferrari could announce Le Mans foray – report

Ferrari could be set to announce a Le Mans prototype foray.

2014-06-08_0884 It is already known that the Maranello marque’s lead formula one driver, Fernando Alonso, will be the special guest starter of the fabled 24 hour endurance race this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

24 Hours of Le Mans: Sparco leads the way in racewear technology at legendary Le Mans

Sparco will once again be well represented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2014-06-09-1072Sparco, the world leading race wear specialists, will once again have a significant presence at the highlight on the endurance calendar – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – showcasing its revered race suit technology up and down the field.

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Jun 09

Le Mans 24 Hours: Marco Bonanomi and Audi Sport aim for the podium

24 Hours in 24 words! 

Marco Bonanomi - Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 The main event of 2014 Marco Bonanomi’s racing season is here, the one which he worked hard together Audi Sport in the latest months. It’s now time for the edition number 82 of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most famous race in the world, that this year will see the brand of Ingolstadt opposed to Toyota and Porsche.

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Jun 06

“It’s been a long time between drinks, but it’s good to be back at Le Mans” – Mark Webber

For the first time in 15 years I went down Mulsanne last weekend.

Mark Webber logo Coming over the crest of the hump I thought of the very different experience I had there in 1999 but it actually, and thankfully, felt like another lifetime. So much has changed in my world since then and I’ve been through plenty of trials and tribulations which perhaps helps to put things into perspective and leaves you more chilled that these things can happen. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Strakka Racing withdraws from Le Mans

Damage sustained at final pre Le Mans test leads team regretfully to withdraw from Le Mans race

Strakka Racing Following a testing ‘off’ at Spa this week, Strakka Racing has made the very difficult decision to withdraw from this year’s Le Mans race.

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May 14

Bridgestone MotoGP Preview – Round 5: Le Mans, France

The layout places an emphasis on acceleration and braking
MotoGP logo Round five of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in France, a venue that has produced some unexpected results over the years due to its unpredictable weather.

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May 10

Mercedes’ rivals may block ‘megaphone’ exhaust

Mercedes’ rivals may block the introduction of the ‘megaphone’ exhaust, according to reports.

2014-03-01_0018 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico Rosberg Already utterly dominating the 2014 season, Mercedes will try the trumpet-like exhaust attachment at Barcelona during next week’s post-Spanish grand prix test. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Horner tips Ricciardo to get even stronger

Red Bull has been surprised by the performance so far of team newcomer Daniel Ricciardo.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo The reigning world champion team signed the Australian for 2014 to replace the Le Mans-bound Mark Webber, and so far Ricciardo has outshone the struggling quadruple title winner Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Circuit of The Americas™ debuts the all new Lone Star Le Mans Sept. 19-20

COTA is bringing the “Spirit of Le Mans” to the Lone Star State
Don’t miss the circuit’s first night race at this Texas-sized celebration of sports car racing and live music.Tickets on sale April 17 at noon CT; two-day passes start at $79; kids 12 and under free. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Alpine ready to join battle

The Alpine A450 will be shared by Nelson Panciatici and Paul-Loup Chatin

Alpine A450 - photo Alpine A year ago, Alpine made its eagerly-anticipated racing comeback at Silverstone – and Signatech-Alpine went on to clinch the 2013 European Le Mans Series crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

WEC in a (wheel) nut shell

What is the WEC and what are the categories involved?

Mark Webber logo Ten months after announcing his exciting new career with Porsche in the Silverstone paddock, Mark will return there next week to race at the wheel of a Le Mans prototype for the first time since 1999.

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