Tag Archive: LMP1

Apr 15

Mark looks back (and forward) at Silverstone

“We have had a very long and testing build-up to the first race”

Mark Webber - Porsche “I always look forward to racing at Silverstone and this weekend will be no exception when I return as a Porsche works driver LMP1.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Zytek Engineering has announced the development of a 2014 LMP1 fuel flow regulation compliant engine

Zytek announces 2014 LMP1 Powertrain

Zytek LMP1 EngineThis incorporates technology from the V8 ZRS-03 units, used in the Renault World Series FR3.5 category, and draws on its long and successful history of designing cost effective, innovative racing powertrains.

 

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Aug 01

Ferrari to decide on 2015 Le Mans prototype

Ferrari will decide soon whether it will push ahead with a Le Mans project.

2013-06-07_1060A month ago, boss Stefano Domenicali did not deny speculation the Maranello based team might design a prototype for the fabled sports car scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber to contest Le Mans for Porsche

World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours

Mark WebberThe Australian Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber has signed a contract with Porsche that extends over several years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Webber rumours grow despite Porsche denials

“This is wrong”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (3)Porsche has denied reports it has agreed a five-year contract to move Mark Webber from formula one to its Le Mans prototype project from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Webber signs five-year Porsche deal – report

Kimi Raikkonen is being lined up to replace Webber

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (5)Mark Webber has signed a five-year deal to switch from formula one to Le Mans-style sports car racing from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Production of the Lotus T128 is well underway

Lotus releases a first photo of the Lotus T128’s monocoque.

Lotus T128Lotus LogoThe driver cell of the T128 was developed in accordance with the 2014 LMP1 regulations. Improved safety, visibility and driver comfort have been paramount in the development of the chassis. The T128 provides a better view for the driver from inside the cockpit. An extensive mock-up program has been carried through in order to verify ergonomics and driver accessibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Williams KERS won Le Mans with Audi

Ferrari was a Le Mans winner at the weekend, but so too was Williams.

24 Heures du MansWilliams Hybrid Power logoIn the top GT category of the fabled 24 hour race, former grand prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella was one of the drivers of the winning Ferrari 458 Italia. But British F1 team Williams has also pointed out that it was a part of Audi’s overall victory in the top prototype class, LMP1.

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Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 15

Lotus LMP2 with new project in 2013

Lotus LMP2 develops own sports car prototype

Lotus-LMP2-Side-2013Lotus-LMP2-Front-2013Lotus LMP2 is working with united forces in developing its own Lotus LMP car that will initially run in the LMP2 class. The next step will be the development of a new LMP1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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May 02

Seven Nation Army of Lolas head to Spa

“Spa is a very big race for Lola this weekend” – Martin Birrane

 Seven Lola designed and built LMP cars head to the glorious Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this weekend, looking to  continue the fine start to the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Dyson Racing to enter second car for 2012 season

Lux, Marsal set to team in last year’s P1 title-winning chassis

Dyson Racing car 20Dyson-RacingThe 2011 American Le Mans Series championship-winning car of Dyson Racing will return to action for six races of the 2012 ALMS season. Michael Marsal and Eric Lux will be driving the No. 20 Lola B09/86-Mazda starting on the streets of Long Beach on April 14th and in the season’s remaining sprint races. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Lola Tech Team Talk

What have Lola been concentrating on with regards to the B12/60 LMP1 car?

The Lola design and engineering team have been looking at overall efficiency improvements to the aerodynamic surfaces of both the LMP1 and LMP2 Lola designs. The initial CFD and wind tunnel studies took place last autumn in Lolas on-site 50% scale facility in Huntingdon, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

New Lola B12/60 LMP1 has arrived!

Dont miss the CAD render of Lola B12/60 LMP1 coupe

Lola B1260 LMP1 1Lola B1260 LMP1 2Lola today announce the launch of its 2012 LMP1 design – the Lola B12/60 that will compete in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series this season.

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Nov 16

Lola end season on a high at Zhuhai 6 Hours

Finishing the six hour event in 4th place

Lola LMP cars rounded out the 2011 season successfully in China last weekend.The Rebellion Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost finished a fine 4th overall, once again being the first petrol powered LMP car to take the chequered flag.

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Oct 15

F1 team Toyota to enter Le Mans in 2012

Toyota’s former F1 team will contest Le Mans and “several races” in the new FIA world endurance championship next year.

Toyota Le Mans SeriesToyota RacingThe Cologne based squad pulled out of formula one at the end of 2009. It was announced on Friday that Toyota Motorsport GmbH will enter a ‘LMP1′ class prototype in the sports car series, to be powered by a petrol hybrid engine.

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Oct 01

United Autosports confident of conquering Petit Le Mans

After successful weeks of testing 

United Autosports LogoUnited Autosports Petit Le MansIn United Autosports’ debut foray into Le Mans Prototype racing, Stefan Johansson today qualified his #22 Pescarolo-Judd car in 5th position for the LMP2 class; 18th overall. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Wirth Research enters exciting new Sportscar and IndyCar development partnership

With Honda Performance Development

Wirth ResearchWirth ResearchWirth Research is delighted to announce a new long-term technical partnership with California-based Honda Performance Development (HPD) – a partnership which began in 2003 that not only extends the two organisations’ globally successful sports prototype programmes but also encompasses an exciting new IndyCar project.

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Jun 30

Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2014

Development programme confirmed for LMP1 sports prototype

2011-01-13_0271PorschePorsche returns to Le Mans with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype. The first outing of the completely new developed race car is planned for the year 2014. With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans. The most recent win was in 1998 with the Porsche 911 GT1. Read the rest of this entry »

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