Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

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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Jul 28

WEC statement on the departure of Porsche

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest regrets this precipitous departure

2017-07-15-0041The manufacturer Porsche, which recently confirmed its participation in the FIA ​​LMP1-H World Endurance Championship up to the end of the 2018 season, and which has been actively involved in the development of the technical regulations that will come into force in 2020, has just announced the withdrawal of its LMP1 hybrids from the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans starts today!

The year 2020 will also include the first realization of a new and great human adventure

The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans starts today!Last month during the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there was much talk about what the future holds.

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Jul 23

New Porsche goes 1-2 in caution-free WeatherTech Championship Race at Lime Rock

Pilet crossed the stripe 14.5 seconds ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912 Porsche

The two-car Porsche GT Team has come on strong since returning from the traditional midseason break for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and both cars delivered on Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park, when the team finished 1-2 in the two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Endurance legends at the F1 Austrian Grand Prix!

Most of the nine cars present boast a solid record at Le Mans

Nine cars that have made their mark on the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and indeed in endurance racing, are set to appear in a Legends Parade as a curtain-raiser to the F1 Austrian Grand Prix (Sunday 9 July). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 06

Legendary cars from the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

Nine cars are set to appear

2017-06-15-0176Nine cars that have made their marks on the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans are set to appear, driven by former drivers including winners, during the Legends Parade on Sunday as a curtain-raiser to the F1 Austrian Grand Prix.

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Jun 23

IMSA’s Road Course “Ringers” Ready for NASCAR Action this Summer

IMSA Teams, Drivers Return Following Eventful 24 Hours of Le Mans

While the heart of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season kicks off with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen next weekend and includes five races in nine weeks, a couple of WeatherTech Championship regulars will do a bit of moonlighting and compete in NASCAR road course events during off weekends this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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