Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Jun 22

How the Championships look after 24 Hours of Le Mans

FIA World Endurance Championship – Drivers and Manufacturers

2017-06-18-0085With double points on offer for the third round of the FIA WEC, the results at Le Mans often – but not always – have a major impact on the final championship standings.

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Jun 20

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approves the dates for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-ThursdayThe FIA World Motor Sport Council convened the first day of the week dedicated to motorsports organized at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and approved the dates of June 16-17, 2018 for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Wild 24 Hours of Le Mans Ends with Two WeatherTech Championship Cars on Podium

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-14-0171Jordan Taylor was one lap from adding a 24 Hours of Le Mans victory to an incredible 2017 season that has seen him take five-consecutive wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, including the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: A 19th victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (updated)

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0176After a race full of surprises and upsets, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win! The second and third places go to two LMP2s Orecas fielded by Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38) and Vaillante Rebellion (#13).

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Jun 17

Le Mans 24 Hours: Good morning from Le Mans, it’s Race Day!

24 Hours of Le Mans – The programme for race day!

2017-06-13-0002The 3rd round of the 2017 FIA WEC kicks off at 15h00 today, Saturday 17 June, but before that there is plenty of track action, fun, sun and ceremonies. Don’t miss a minute of it by following all our social networks.

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Jun 17

IMSA at Le Mans: How to watch and listen to the race

Le Mans 24 Hours

2017-06-14-0008Once again in 2017, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be well represented in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jun 16

New F1 boss to be official starter of 24 Hours of Le Mans

New boss of Formula 1, Chase Carey, has been announced as official starter for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Chase Carey - photo WR12 -Nextgen-AutoACO President Pierre Fillon has announced that the official starter of the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be Chase Carey, the new boss of the FIA Formula One championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 15

Kanaan enjoying rookie feeling at 24 Hours of Le Mans

At 42 years old and in his 20th season racing Indy cars, Tony Kanaan likes the feeling of being a rookie again

2017-06-04-0216The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is in France this week to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. As if the pressure of competing in the world’s most prestigious endurance sports car race wasn’t enough, Kanaan is filling in for injured Sebastien Bourdais on the defending GTE class champion team in the No. 68 Ford GT.

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Jun 14

24 Hours of Le Mans: Lucas Di Grassi is not allowed to take part in the event for medical reasons

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2017-06-04-0058The Medical Delegate at the 24 Hours of Le Mans declared that “driver Lucas Di Grassi is not allowed to take part in the event for medical reasons” after suffering an injury to his right ankle in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 14

IMSA Championship leaders join forces for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The all-IMSA trio of Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating and Ricky Taylor will be piloting the only Multimatic/Riley chassis

If there’s one driver lineup bringing momentum into this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s that of the No. 43 Keating Motorsports Riley MK30 Gibson.

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Jun 12

24 Hours of Le Mans – Follow the action on TV!

No fewer than 380 people will be working on the round-the-clock production package that features 96 cameras

24 Hours of Le Mans - Follow the action on TV!This year, the ACO has put together an exclusive setup for the official production of pictures that will be beamed around the world and used for the 24H Le Mans app, official films and the exclusive video content on myACO and social media.

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Jun 12

The countryside is never far from the 24 Hours of Le Mans

In and around Le Mans

In and Around Le Mans - The countryside is never far from the 24 Hours of Le MansWhile you are in Le Mans for the French 24-hour marathon, take the time to visit the beautiful Abbaye de l’Epau, set in a superb natural park on the outskirts of the town. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Barrichello Looks Forward to Le Mans Debut

The 45-year-old Brazilian holds the record for the most Formula One starts
Eleven-time Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello will make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut on June 17 lining up alongside 1988 Le Mans winner Jan Lammers and Fritz Van Eerd in the European Le Mans Series LMP2 class no29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217-Gibson.

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Jun 07

WEC: An eye on the clock

How long can a driver be behind the wheel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and why does temperature matter?

2017-06-04-0123Once the race starts at 15h00 on Saturday 17 June, engineers up and down the pit lane will take up their places on the pit wall for the duration of the event.

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Jun 06

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le MansJean-Eric Vergne believes his first experience of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will aid his transition into becoming a top-flight sportscar racer in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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Jun 03

24 Hours of Le Mans: Review of the troops

Test Day

2017-06-04At 09:00, the 60 cars entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be trying out the 13.629 km of the 24 Hours circuit.

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Jun 03

24 Hours of Le Mans – Test Day driver update

Who are the newcomers?

24 Hours of Le Mans - Test Day driver update

Some teams have recently recruited new drivers, altering the original line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day on Sunday 4 June.

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Jun 02

ELMS: Official test day in Le Mans for Cetilar Villorba Corse

24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-04-15-0018Dallara P217 of Lacorte / Belicchi / Sernagiotto to practice for the first time on the French track next Sunday in view of the endurance race to be held in mid-June. Team principal Amadio: “We are well aware of how demanding this debut will be but also of how proud it makes us feel”

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