Tag Archive: FIA World Endurance Championship

Dec 19

WEC: Toyota Gazoo Racing commits to endurance racing

Toyota reaffirms its commitment to hybrid technology through the WEC

2017-11-18-0137As announced at the 2017 WEC Prize Giving in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing will compete in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship. In doing so, the Japanese manufacturer reaffirms its commitment to the development of hybrid powertrain technology through motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Comparing the Dallara P217, Ligier JS P217 and Oreca 07

The 12 cars entered in the 2017 ELMS were evenly split
2017-06-04-0099In 2017 the new LMP2 technical and sporting regulations came into force in which the category received a power increase with the 4.2 litre Gibson GK-428 becoming the standard power unit across the class and propelling each of the four chassis from Dallara, Ligier, Oreca and Riley-Multimatic.

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Dec 14

WEC: Rebellion Racing aiming for LMP1 with super-strong line up

The Swiss team will apply for entry for two cars

2017 LMP2 Champions, Rebellion Racing, are aiming to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the Super Season in the LMP1 category, just one year after leaving it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Busy weekend for Porsche as 2018 plans materialize for GTLM, GTD

Among the announcements was the driver lineup for the two-car Porsche GT Team

2017-11-16-0220Porsche held its annual “Night of Champions” season-ending celebration in Stuttgart, Germany over this past weekend, and while it was a time to celebrate accomplishments from the 2017 season, the manufacturer also took advantage of the opportunity to shed some light on its 2018 plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

2018-2019, an innovative season in more ways than one!

A new LM P1 title and a teams’ classification

2018-2019, an innovative season in more ways than one!The 2018-2019 season will soon be launched. It’s a completely new Super Season, which is already historic as it will include two Le Mans 24 Hours, whose 2019 staging will bring down the curtain on the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in a blaze of glory! Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

Total Official fuel supplier to endurance for five years

Thus, Total has become the official fuel supplier to endurance racing

Total, Official fuel supplier to endurance for five yearsThe Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Total have recently signed a partnership agreement, a founding act of long term and sustained collaboration signalling a commitment between the two organizations for five years to the following events, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the 24 Heures Motos and the 24 Heures Camions, as well as the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship), and the continental European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series.

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Nov 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

WEC: Toyota claims fifth victory of 2017 FIA WEC season in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-17-0038Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrated its fifth win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain today, as the No.8 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID triumphed at an eventful season finale.

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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 18

Michelin – Le Mans – Endurance, the story continues!

Sporting competition, human adventure, team work, consistency, longevity

Michelin - Le Mans - Endurance, the story continues!It’s a long story and a mutual fruitful collaboration that is continuing today with the signature of a new partnership contract for at least three seasons (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) between the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) and Michelin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

WEC: Aston Martin bids farewell to the V8 Vantage

Here are five of the Vantage GTE’s best moments in WEC competition

2017-09-16-0121It may be the oldest car in the field, but the Aston Martin Vantage will bow out of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain as one of the series’ most enduringly successful machines. 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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Nov 09

Formula V8 3.5: Six title contenders for Barhain

A wedding and a F1 experience, why not?

SIX TITLE CONTENDERS FOR BARHAINThe 2017 Title will be decided in a new circuit for most of the drivers and teams in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, the Bahrain International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

WEC: Ready for thrilling 2017 Bahrain finale

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-07-16The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship draws to a close under the floodlights of the impressive and popular Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir on Saturday 18th November, and the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain is guaranteed to be an emotionally charged race throughout the 26-strong field of competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

WEC: Toyota takes win in Shanghai as Porsche seals WEC titles

Ford take win after epic duel; Ferrari seals GT Manufacturers’ title

A dominant victory in the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship for Toyota was not enough to prevent Porsche from winning the World Manufacturers’ Championship today in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

WEC: Points make titleprizes, LMP1

Title Judgement Day

2017-09-16-0039As we enter the final month of the championship and penultimate race of the year, Champions could be crowned in Shanghai this weekend as ‘Title Judgement Day’ nears in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Thomas Laurent with Toyota at the Rookie Tests in Bahrain on 19th November

The young 19-year-old French driver will test the Toyota TS050 Hybrid

Thomas Laurent with Toyota at the Rookie Tests in Bahrain on 19th NovemberThomas Laurent is the first of the four* drivers selected to take part in the third official Rookie Tests of the FIA World Endurance Championship on the international Bahrain circuit on 19th November.

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Oct 19

WEC: Championships to be settled in the Pearl of the Orient

6 Hours of Shanghai

2017 07 16 DSC02096For the eighth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the WEC family travels to the Pearl of the Orient and the impressive Shanghai International Circuit on the outskirts of the country’s biggest city and its global financial hub. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WEC: Toyota takes home 1-2 after incident filled Fuji race

The result means that the destination of this year’s drivers’ title is still not known

Toyota Gazoo Racing took a memorable 1-2 finish at their home race this afternoon after a dramatic seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

WEC: LMP1 – Porsche’s Bamber and Hartley claim pole at Fuji

LMGTE – Porsche take second pole of season with No.91 911 RSR

Porsche's Bamber and Hartley Claim Pole at FujiPorsche LMP Team’s Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley combined to take a second pole position of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season at a wet Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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