Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Feb 08

24 Hours of Le Mans: A Toyota TS040 Hybrid on show in India!

The Toyota TS040 Hybrid that took the 2014 FIA WEC manufacturer’s title is on show in New Delhi at this year’s Auto Expo

Auto Expo, the biennial Indian motor show, runs from 5 to 9 February in New Delhi. This year’s event has already broken previous attendance records and more manufacturers than ever are making the most of the opportunity to show off their latest models. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Nine full-time WeatherTech Championship teams set for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

IMSA Well Represented In Historic Endurance Race
Led by the Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R team that won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in last weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and the GTE Pro class in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, a total of nine full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have confirmed entries for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Feb 05

Bykolles Racing confirms entry to FIA WEC and 84th Edition of 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Formerly known as Lotus LMP, ByKOLLES Racing has been competing in motorsport for 15 years

2015-28-03-37 During todays live-streaming press conference in Paris the “Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile“ (FIA) and the “Automobile Club de l’Ouest” (ACO) have confirmed the participation of LMP1 Team ByKOLLES Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Manor to enter 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

For its 27th year of racing, Manor will compete in the full FIA WEC season including the 24 hours of Le Mans

ORECA 05 - Manor 3 Twenty-six years after entering its first season of competition, Manor will embark on its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship which will include the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

ELMS: Murphy Prototypes to compete in LM P3 in 2016

Murphy Prototypes have featured regularly in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans lineup for several years

This season, the team is expanding into LM P3 with a factory-endorsed Ave-Riley AR-2, driven by Ave Motorsport boss Tony Ave and Doug Peterson. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

The 24 Hours of Le Mans at the source of Aston Martin’s history

1933 Aston Martin Le Mans traces the origins of the British manufacturer’s history at the 24 Hours

During this first week of February, Paris is a world capital of collection cars, with a special place for the 24 Hours of Le Mans not only at Retromobile with the exhibition of the 110th anniversary of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (Paris Expo, February 3rd-7th), but also at the Bonhams auction which will take place Thursday, February 4th at the Grand Palais. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

24 Hours of Le Mans: The new garages are taking shape

The underground installations are complete and work can now continue above ground

The new garages are gradually taking shape and once the concrete pillars are in place we shall be able to see what the final result will look like. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest turns 110 today!

In seven years, it will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ turn to celebrate its 100th anniversary!

Though the first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took place in 1923, the inception of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest dates back to January 24, 1906 on the initiative of four visionaries who wanted to foster enthusiasm for the emerging automobile. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

IMSA: The 12 Hours of Sebring poster unveiled

An air force base during World War II, the Sebring circuit is known as merciless

The Sebring International Raceway has revealed the poster for the 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the 2016 season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new name of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which will take place March 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

WEC: Poetry in motion with Patrick Dempsey (+video)

Dempsey’s attitude to racing is a true incarnation of the poem’s sentiment

Patrick Dempsey has never made any secret of his ambition to win his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He came close, with second place at Le Mans in June. In the sixth round of the World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Fuji, he clinched the top spot for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Porsche confirms Proton Proton Racing in LMGTE Pro for 2016

The duo will compete in the LMGTE Pro category, and will be joined at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Wolf Henzler

During the Night of Champions in Weissach, Germany, Porsche has confirmed that World GT Champion Richard Lietz will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship to defend his title with Michael Christensen, and in 2016 will race a Proton-Dempsey Racing-entered Porsche 911 RSR.   Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, WEC and Rolex strengthen their partnership

“We also see here loyalty and mutual respect.” – Pierre Fillon

2015-06-14-The Race-17 The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship, is proud to announce a multi-year extension to the very special partnership it has had with Rolex for almost fifteen years. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Tom Kristensen: from Mister Le Mans to Mister President!

Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has never quite been so sought after as since he announced his retirement!

Tom Kristensen - photo Audi Sport Yesterday, as a result of the vote of the World Counsel, “Mister Le Mans” is now the President of the FIA Drivers Commission, taking over for Emerson Fittipaldi as he steps down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Stéphane Sarrazin (Toyota): A completely new car for 2016

Stéphane Sarrazin can boast three consecutive pole positions at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2007–09), but this season with Toyota Racing has been tough.

2015-09-19-4149 We had a chat with him at the première of the official film of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. He told us about his World Endurance Championship disappointment this year and the new car, the Toyota TS 050-Hybrid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Nick Mason and Steve O’Rourke – taking time out from Pink Floyd at Le Mans

Mason finished in eighteenth place in a Lola T297

Drummer Nick Mason and Tour Manager Steve O’Rourke shared the life of one of the biggest groups in rock history and a passion for motorsport, especially the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Juan Pablo Montoya at the 24 Hours of Le Mans soon?

Is Juan Pablo Montoya one day looking to add Le Mans to the prestigious list of circuits at which he has already won?

He’s saying no for now…but his performance at the Rookie Test of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Bahrain, at the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid that won at the 2015 24 Hours on top of that, makes one wonder Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Alex Wurz announces retirement

One of the most respected and successful figures in the paddock, Alex Wurz, has today announced his retirement from the driving seat

2015-10-24_40177 His last race will be the final round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain on Saturday 21 November. The Toyota Racing driver, 41, is a two time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, along with a long-standing and highly successful involvement in endurance racing, has an impressive 12-year F1 pedigree which includes teams such as Williams, McLaren and Benetton.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Patrick Dempsey 2005-2015: from “Grey’s Anatomy” to endurance

With Dempsey-Proton Racing, the driver-actor participated in the World Endurance Championship in its entirety

2015-09-17-1349 In 10 years, Patrick Dempsey has gone from T.V. star status to that of gentleman-driver respected throughout the endurance world, with four participations at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a very recent win in the LM GTE Am class in the discipline’s World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

2016 24 Hours of Le Mans – Already D-250!

The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, coming up…

2015-06-14-The Race-2It seems like just yesterday Porsche scored a one-two at the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours. Yet, it has already been four months since the German manufacturer set the record of 17 wins at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Porsche shocks the field with Petit Le Mans overall victory

Pilet earns driver title, clinches GTLM manufacturer title

2015-09-17-2582 From winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall in a prototype to winning the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda overall in a GT Le Mans (GTLM) car, something about “Le Mans” style endurance races suits Porsche North America driver Nick Tandy.

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