Tag Archive: FIA World Endurance Championship

Aug 17

BMW M8 GTE: Test programme continues in Spain

BMW Motorsport has carried out further testing as part of its development programme for the new BMW M8 GT

At Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya last week, Martin Tomczyk (GER), Nick Catsburg (NED), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Philipp Eng (AUT) took turns behind the wheel of the GT racing car which will join Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche in the LMGTE Pro category of the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 24

World Series Formula V8 3.5 reveals 2018 plans with FIA WEC

Formula V8 3.5

RPM-MKTG single-seater flagship series ‘World Series Formula V8 3.5’ starts to unveil its plans for 2018, which include the extension of its partnership with the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

WEC: Porsche take 1-2 after close race-long fight at Nürburgring

Porsche scores a one-two on its home turf at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-07-16-0037Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber took their second win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the No.2 Porsche after a thrilling battle with the sister No.1 919 Hybrid at Nurburgring this afternoon.

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Jul 11

FIA WEC TV coverage widespread throughout the world

6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-04-16The cars have been rebuilt, the drivers and mechanics have rested and recovered, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans is now behind us, with six more thrilling rounds of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship to come.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

Pierre Ragues aims for podium in Nürburgring 6 hours

Pierre and Signatech Alpine Matmut making up one of 11 LMP2 entries

2017-06-03-0015French racer Pierre Ragues will contest his third endurance event of the 2017 season as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) moves onto Germany for round four. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 29

WEC teams ready to entertain once again at the Nürburgring

Toyota out to tip the balance back towards them in LMP1

2016-07-24-SundayIn a little more than two weeks’ time the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be getting underway, with 29 cars due to start practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on Sunday 16 July.

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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 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 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: 258,500 spectators

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours 

2017-06-18-0021A total of 258,500 spectators came to watch this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, third round in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 06

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le MansJean-Eric Vergne believes his first experience of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will aid his transition into becoming a top-flight sportscar racer in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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Jun 02

The 2017 Le Mans 24-Hours – Test Day Explanation

Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2017 Le Mans 24-Hours - Test Day ExplanationThe first two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship showed that anything is possible in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours in all the categories.

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May 31

24 Hours of Le Mans: What happens at the Le Mans Test weekend

What happens during the test weekend, and who can take part?

What happens at the Le Mans Test weekendOn Saturday 17thJune the French tricolour flag will be waved for the start of the world’s biggest sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

WEC: PERRINN confirms first orders for its 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 car

Two chassis set for 2018 FIAWEC and Le Mans 24 Hours

PERRINN LMP1 1British motorsports engineering company PERRINN has announced that it has received the first order for a brace of its new LMP1 car to race the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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May 16

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – The official list of entries revealed! 

FIA World Endurance Championship

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - The official list of entries revealed!Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, creator and organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, has revealed the official list of the 60 cars and full driver line-ups who will take part in the pinnacle of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 17 – 18 June.

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May 06

WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 at Spa; Ferrari 1-2 in GTE (updated

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-05-0178The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took a second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps after another fascinating 6 Hour race today.

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May 05

WEC: Feel Good Friday at Spa

Friday will see the third and final Free Practice session

2017-05-04-0053A vital day of practice and qualifying has dawned at Spa-Francorchamps as the atmosphere builds for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship tomorrow.

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May 04

José María López to miss WEC 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps

WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-04-16_0025Toyota Gazoo Racing has announced that José María López will not compete in the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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