Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Jan 30

McLaren allows Fernando Alonso to compete in 2018 Le Mans and WEC

McLaren and Fernando are in full agreement that Formula 1 remains their shared top priority

2017-10-22_0309McLaren has confirmed it will allow Fernando Alonso to compete in upcoming rounds of the World Endurance Championship, including this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, after reaching agreement with both Fernando and Toyota Gazoo Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

Brown targets team boss ‘triple crown’ with McLaren

“It’s a massive privilege to work at McLaren, that’s a dream come true”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102Zak Brown has set his sights on following Fernando Alonso’s lead by completing the ‘triple crown of motorsport’ with McLaren in a team boss capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

The ELMS teams invited to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

At the end of the 2017 season, four ELMS teams were automatically invited on the grid of the 2018 edition
Before the announcements of the entry lists for the ELMS, FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is time to check out which ELMS teams already have an invitation for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jan 24

Porsche GT Team goes “Back to the Future” with driver lineup for 2018 Season

Porsche factory drivers Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy have been linked together since 2015

2017-09-16-0067They made up two-thirds of the driver lineup for the No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which they won alongside F1 racer Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Racing Team Nederland planning graduation from ELMS to WEC

Racing Team Nederland made its debut in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0074Racing Team Nederland announced just before Christmas that it had lodged an entry with the FIA WEC for the Super Season, aiming to be the first Dutch team to compete in the world championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

Fernando Alonso talks the 24 Hours of Le Mans

ROAR Before the Rolex 24

Fernando Alonso talks the 24 Hours of Le MansA Formula 1 World Champion and still active in that discipline, at the end of January the Spanish driver will take part in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida on January 27th and 28th.

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Jan 03

The crazy fortnight of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

Here’s the program!

The crazy fortnight of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans: here's the program!The 24 Hours of Le Mans is much more than just a 24-hour race to fans from all over the world who make the trip to enjoy the abundance of entertainment and activities during the two weeks leading up to the start of the main event on June 16th this year at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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Dec 31

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbers

Here is a quick look in the rearview mirror at the FIA WEC and six editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbersThe year 2017 marked the sixth anniversary of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Before we head into a new season full of promise and excitement – the 2018/2019 Super Season that will span a year and a half.

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Dec 29

TDS Racing (ORECA) set to participate in the 2018 and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

TDS Racing participated in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) for the first time this year

2017-11-16-0199TDS Racing has been a regular at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2011 and has claimed two LMP2 class podium finishes (second in 2012 and 2014).

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Dec 18

The Super Season starts here!

Registration for entries to the 2018-19 Super Season open today and it is already shaping up to be a great one

Teams can apply for entries to the LMP1 category – both hybrid and non-hybrid cars – LMP2, LMGTE Pro and Am, and early indications are that there will be a strong demand for places on the grid in all classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

“Our Le Mans”, here is the docufilm by Cetilar Villorba Corse

“Our Le Mans” will bring spectators directly to the front row at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

“Our Le Mans”, the docufilm that tells about Cetilar Villorba Corse debut at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be free on line at www.cetilarvillorbacorse.com/film on Monday, December 18.

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Nov 21

BMW already preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an endurance test at Paul Ricard

The German marque is pursuing the development of its M8 GTE with, among other things, a 24-hour test in preliminary …

BMW already preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an endurance test at Paul RicardBMW Motorsport will compete in the 2018/2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the LMGTE Pro class.

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Nov 18

Hartley doubts F1 chance would have happened without Le Mans win

Hartley doubts Toro Rosso would have given him a surprise F1 chance had he not won Le Mans for Porsche in June.

2017-10-22_0394 doubts he would have got a second chance to reach Formula 1 with Toro Rosso had it not been for his dramatic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Scuderia Corsa, WeatherTech confirm 2018 IMSA partnership

Cooper MacNeil will be joined by Alessandro Balzan

Expanding a collaboration that began with the Ferrari Challenge series and continued through the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, Scuderia Corsa and WeatherTech Racing announced today a full-season campaign for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the famed No. 63 Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Andre Lotterer joins TECHEETAH to make Formula-E debut

Lotterer is set to partner Season 3 race winner Jean-Eric Vergne

TECHEETAH Formula-E Team is pleased to announce the signing of German endurance racing star Andre Lotterer. Andre will join TECHEETAH and make his Formula E debut on December 2-3 at the Hong Kong E-Prix.

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Sep 01

The 24 Hours of Le Mans to serve as season grand finale in a new look, strengthened FIA WEC for the future

2018 / 2019 Transitional years towards a stronger future

President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, and CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Gérard Neveu, outlined today in Mexico the pathway to an exciting new-look, strengthened WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Fan activities galore in store for 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans

Owing its heritage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in La Sarthe, France, Motul Petit Le Mans will celebrate 20 years 

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the famed Motul Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta will offer a multitude of new fan activities at this year’s event to support the wheel-to-wheel racing action on track, October 4 – 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

2017-06-11_0551Fernando Alonso is willing to consider competing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 if he is unable to find a seat that will give him a chance to win races next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Tribute to the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Ford GT ’67 Heritage

Ford GT ’67 Heritage

Tribute to the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Ford GT '67 HeritageOn the heels of the Ford GT ’66 Heritage released this year in celebration of the first of the American manufacturer’s four consecutive wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, here is the Ford GT ’67 Heritage, a limited series release a lucky few may take possession of in 2018.

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