Tag Archive: Le Mans 24 hour

Apr 10

Brazilian racer Lucas Di Grassi becomes newest Laureus Ambassador

“I am delighted to be named a Laureus Ambassador”
Laureus logo Di Grassi, who now drives for Audi in the World Endurance Championship, was named Rookie of the Year in 2013 after finishing third in his first Le Mans 24 Hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

All-time Le Mans great Tom Kristensen to ROC again

“ I’m still young so maybe one day I’ll get the chance to win it”

News imageTom Kristensen, the most successful driver in the history of Le Mans, will compete at the 2013 Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Chinese Le Mans team eyes F1

F1 could soon have a Chinese formula one team.

KC Motorgroup Ltd.Flagworld - F1Recently, Hong Kong-based KC Motorgroup (KCMG) became the first Chinese entry to be confirmed for the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Kristensen and Priaulx sign up for ROC Bangkok

Kristensen has a record eight wins at the Le Mans 24-Hour race while Priaulx tops the all-time WTCC list with three titles

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Race Of Champions logoTom Kristensen and Andy Priaulx MBE, the greatest drivers in the history of Le Mans and the World Touring Car Championship, will compete at the Race Of Champions in Bangkok on December 14-16

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Nov 19

Starworks Motorsport to field impressive team for 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona

In 2012 Starworks Motorsport entered the history books by becoming the first LMP2 Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship

2011-02-18_0647Starworks Motorsport logoAllan McNish, Alex Popow, Ryan Dalziel and Sébastien Bourdais will pilot the #8 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype at the 51st Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on 26-27 January 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Go-Ahead and Williams Hybrid Power sign ground breaking trial

Williams Hybrid Power has been at the forefront of hybrid flywheel systems within motor racing

Williams Hybrid Power logoGo-Ahead Group plcThe Go-Ahead Group and Williams Hybrid Power (WHP), a subsidiary of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, have signed a ground breaking agreement to develop a flywheel energy storage application for use in buses. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Alguersuari ready to return to F1 grid

Jaime Alguersuari has ruled out following his former Toro Rosso teammate Sebastien Buemi to Le Mans.

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Jaime Alguersuari (2)2011-07-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Hungary - Jaime Alguersuari - Sebastien BuemiThe pair were axed at the end of last season, leaving Swiss Buemi with the reserve role at Red Bull and a one-off drive in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Buemi to race Le Mans with Toyota in 2012 – report

Former Toro Rosso racer Sebastien Buemi will contest this year’s fabled Le Mans 24 hour sports car race.

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)2011-08-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Sebastien Buemi  3 After losing his F1 race seat and being signed to become Red Bull’s official reserve driver for this season, the 23-year-old Swiss admitted he would also like to contest Le Mans.

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Oct 16

Boss tells Button to curb Le Mans fever

Jenson Button can for now put aside his plans to contest the Le Mans 24 hour race.

2011-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Jenson Button 03CGI of new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racing car - CAPTIONEDEarlier this month, after signing a new contract with McLaren, the 2009 world champion expressed interest in the company’s rumoured plans to enter its MP4-12C sports car in the fabled French endurance race.

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Oct 08

Button eyes Le Mans in 2012

Jenson Button has expressed interest in racing a McLaren at Le Mans.

2011-09-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Italy - Jenson Button 042011-08-28 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 06The 2009 world champion has just signed a new contract with the famous British F1 team, which is also the manufacturer of the high performance MP4-12C sports car.

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Jan 13

Dubai 24 hour race sees the return of Lotus and the Mansell family name to the race track

Lotus and Mansell: Friends Reunited

Lotus LogoNigel Mansell 001-201031 years after Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell made his F1 debut in a Lotus courtesy of Colin Chapman’s eagle eyed talent spotting, his sons Leo (26) and Greg (23) get behind the wheel of the new Lotus Evora GT4 Endurance. The two Mansell boys join Lotus GT factory driver Johnny Mowlem, WTCC driver Stefano D’Aste and Gianni Giudici to take on the gruelling endurance challenge of the Dunlop Dubai 24 hour race which starts on Friday (14 January). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

United Autosports to debut in Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona (+photo)

1988 Daytona winner Martin Brundle tempted back into competition with former Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Mark Blundell

United Autosports LogoUnited Autosports 20100405-2United Autosports gets its second year of racing underway in truly spectacular style by contesting the legendary Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona with a stellar driver line-up next month (January 29-30). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Richard Lietz is Motor Racing Driver of the Year in Austria

Together with his teammate Marc Lieb

Porsche works driver Richard Lietz (26, Austria) has been voted Motor Racing Driver of the Year by the commitee of the Austrian Motorsport Association (OSK). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Audi boss Ullrich says no to F1

Audi has clearly rejected speculation its name might soon appear above a formula one garage door.

Audi It has been reported for some time that the German carmaker’s parent Volkswagen could be interested in entering the sport as an engine supplier. VW’s motor racing boss Kris Nissen said a month ago: “Within the group, for sure, (the branding) could be Audi, it could be Porsche and might also be Volkswagen.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

McNish: We will have to be at top level to win

Allan McNish bidding for his third Le Mans triumph in further developed Audi R15 TDI

Allan McNish will bid for a third career Le Mans 24 Hour race victory in June when the Flying Scotsman races an Audi in search of the German manufacturer’s ninth triumph in the annual French sportscar endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Bourdais confirmed for Le Mans, Sebring (+photos)

Bourdais will contest the forthcoming Sebring 12 hour race

Peugeot on Monday confirmed that Sebastien Bourdais, to race full-time in F1 with Toro Rosso in 2009, will also contest the famous Le Mans 24 hour race in June. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Le Mans winner Audi again rules out F1

Not for us

AudiDespite winning the famous Le Mans 24 hour race last weekend, the luxury German carmaker Audi insists it is not contemplating a formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »


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