Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Larbre Compétition’s Corvette driver line-up finalized for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

He will be joined by Fernando Rees and as previously announced, Romain Brandela

2016-11-19-Saturday-0049The trio set to share the wheel of Larbre Compétition’s #50 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was revealed at the Royan dealership run by one of the three drivers, Christian Philippon.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

WEC: Ford’s victory in GT at Silverstone (video)

Ford kicked off the year right at Silverstone

2017-04-15_00020Despite its win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Pro class, Ford won only third place in the GT Manufacturer standings at the end of the 2016 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, so its goal this year is clear: to win the GT World Champion title to be awarded for the first time ever.

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Apr 15

WEC: Behind the scenes at the 6 Hours of Silverstone (+video)

All teams and drivers were hard at work as early as Thursday at the British circuit.

2017-04-13-0009Though the action on the track at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, first round on the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) calendar, didn’t start until Friday.

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Apr 13

TOTAL Official supplier and partner to the ACO from 2018

More details on this partnership will be given at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 17-18 June

Total logoToday it is announced that, from 2018, TOTAL will be the new official fuel supplier for the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Never having been at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Fernando Alonso gave the start in 2014

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le MansThe announcement of Fernando Alonso’s participation in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 next month took everyone in motorsports by surprise, but the reason makes sense for this competitor at heart: to match the feat of Graham Hill, the only driver to win the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Apr 12

New paddock accessway at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is now ready to go

The new access way is now fully functioning

New paddock accessway at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is now ready to goConstruction work was undertaken to provide additional access for emergency vehicles to the working paddock of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, near the Race Direction building.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

WEC: Toyota announces the driver line-up of its third car entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (+video)

Sharing the #9 TS050 HYBRID will be Stéphane Sarrazin, Yuji Kunimoto and Nicolas Lapierre

2017-01-19_0544Unlike previous years, Toyota will enter three cars in the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second and third rounds of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara unveiled!

“The dream came true, now the real challenge begins”

Cetilar Villorba Corse Pisa Tower 02Under the Leaning Tower in Pisa Lacorte, Sernagiotto and Belicchi unveiled the LMP2 prototype that is going to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European le Mans Series, starting from Monza these days. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

WEC: Tandy excited for home race in first full season

The British ace astounded seasoned sportscar observers with his early morning heroics at Le Mans in 2015

2016-07-10_5719224 Hours of Le Mans winner, Nick Tandy, is a man impatient to get started as a regular member of Porsche LMP Team’s efforts to score a hat-trick of FIA World Endurance Championship titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

WEC: A Chinese-inspired livery for Jackie Chan DC Racing’s two Oreca LM P2s

The design was born out of a contest among students at the Wuhan University Insititute of Design and Sciences

A Chinese-inspired livery for Jackie Chan DC Racing's two Oreca LM P2sDuring a press conference in Beijing, the Jackie Chan DC Racing team unveiled the stunning Chinese livery designed for its two Oreca 07-Gibsons set to compete in the full 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM P2 class. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Rubens Barrichello and Jan Lammers have finalized their program for the ELMS and Le Mans (+video)

Present were drivers Jan Lammers and Frits van Eerd, as well as Rubens Barrichello via video from his home in Florida

Rubens Barrichello and Jan Lammers have finalized their program for the ELMS and Le MansYesterday, Racing Team Nederland – set to enter a Dallara P217 in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans – live-streamed its 2017 program on its official Facebook page.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Clearwater Racing (Ferrari) in the 2017 FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans

Like last year, a dragon adorns the flanks of the Ferrari

Clearwater Racing (Ferrari) in the 2017 FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le MansAfter its first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016, the Clearwater Racing team will once again represent Singapore at Le Mans in June, but this time with two Ferraris, one of which will compete in the full World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Ford GT 1-2 qualifying sweep at Sebring led by Briscoe

Briscoe was just a little quicker than teammate Mueller in the No. 66

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s quest for the ultimate trifecta in sports car endurance racing – three straight victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida – looks entirely within reach after GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying Friday afternoon at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

LM P2 class competitors are prepping for the season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Mathias Beche and Nicolas Prost were hard at work at the Paul Ricard circuit

LM P2 class competitors are prepping for the season and the 24 Hours of Le MansAfter Le Castellet, where the Vaillante Rebellion team tweaked its Oreca 07s, several outfits equipped with Dunlop tires for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will head to the Motorland Aragon circuit next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Norma M30 LMP3 was on track!

Here we are!

Norma M30 LMP3 was on track! After a great number of months of hard work in the conception of the brand new LMP3, the Norma M30 was on track last week on French race tracks Pau and Nogaro, two circuits close to the Norma Auto Concept factory in the South of France. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

WEC: Dempsey-Proton Competition (Porsche) driver line-up finalized

Up until now, only Christian Ried had been confirmed

2015-28-03-80 Dempsey-Proton Competition has just released the names of the three drivers to take the wheel of the #77 Porsche 911 RSR set to compete in the LM GTE Am class in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 17th and 18th). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Gianmaria Bruni becomes an official Porsche driver in GT

Considered one of the best GT drivers in the world

Gianmaria Bruni becomes an official Porsche driver in GTA few hours after Ferrari confirmed the end of its relationship with Gianmaria Bruni, Porsche announced the Italian driver will be joining its ranks.

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Feb 16

CEFC Manor Trs Racing extends driver line up with Jonathan Hirschi

The 31 year old driver has extensive knowledge of both LMP2 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Jonathan Hirschi CEFC Manor TRS Racing have extended their driver line up by signing swiss driver Jonathan Hirschi for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

WEC: CEFC Manor TRS racing signs Simon Trummer

The 27 year old Swiss driver has vast experience in motorsport

WEC CEFC Manor TRS racing signs Simon Trummer CEFC Manor TRS Racing are pleased to announce that Simon Trummer will join the team for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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