Tag Archive: FIA World Endurance Championship

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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Oct 13

Brendon Hartley to race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Austin

Never say never

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso New Zealander Brendon Hartley will race for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the next round of the Formula 1 World Championship, the USA Grand Prix in Austin, as Pierre Gasly will be racing in Japan for the last race of the Super Formula Championship in Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Alpine begins Asian leg of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) determined to win

Alpine begins Asian leg of the FIA World Endurance Championship determined to win

2017-09-16-0081After sweeping to victory in the United States last time out, the Signatech Alpine Matmut team has only one thing on its mind for the 6 Hours of Fuji: keep winning and defend the LMP2 world title it acquired in 2016.

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Oct 10

WEC: Under the watchful eye of Mount Fuji

A Toyota heartland following the Japanese motor manufacturer’s acquisition of the Fuji Speedway in 2000

One of Japan’s most iconic geographic and cultural landmarks is the majestic Mount Fuji which dominates the skyline around Fuji Speedway, the circuit which will welcome the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship on Sunday, 15th October. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

WEC: Full steam ahead for 6 Hours of Fuji

Toyota aiming to repeat 2016 home success

2017-09-14-0113With just over two weeks to go until the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji International Speedway in Japan, there are several driver changes on the entry list and plenty of hot topics to be discussed as the season approaches its final third. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

World Motor Sport Council ratifies 2018/19 calendar

The World Motor Sport Council offered its full support for the FIA Endurance Commission

2017-09-16-0173At a meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council in Paris, the 2018/1019 ‘Super Season’ calendar was ratified, and the name of the proposed March 2019 race in Florida was confirmed as the 1500 Miles of Sebring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Have your say on the future of the WEC

Fans will thus be able to have their say on the future of the WEC from the 2019/2020 season and forwards.

2017-09-16-0028Following the philosophy of being in touch with fans, and to listening to their opinions, the FIA World Endurance Championship is pleased to be able to announce that it will launch a global fan survey – “Have your say on the future of the WEC” – on the WEC and endurance racing.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

Porsche take third straight 1-2 at COTA; Signatech Alpine win LMP2 despite late scare

 6 Hours of COTA

2017-09-15-0025Porsche LMP Team continued its winning momentum at the 6 Hours of COTA with a third consecutive 1-2 on Saturday at the sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Sep 13

Ford versus Ferrari rivalry hotting up in Texas heat

6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas

2017-07-15-0103As the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas, for the 6 Hours of COTA, one of sportscar racing’s oldest rivalries is set to reignite in the LMGTE Pro class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

WEC: One final step up for Alpine

The 6 Hours of COTA will be contested in Austin (Texas) this coming Saturday, 16 September

2017-07-15-0165Third at the Nürburgring and runner-up in Mexico, the Signatech Alpine Matmut no.36 crew will be aiming for victory in the LMP2 at the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

WEC: Lone Star Le Mans ready to thrill in Texas

6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas

2015-10-22_37345The FIA World Endurance Championship arrives in Texas direct from Mexico City for the fifth running of Lone Star Le Mans – a celebration of world class, European style endurance racing, an action-packed timetable of stars and cars, and the promise of wall-to-wall sunshine! Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

World-Class Sports Car weekend with IMSA, WEC coming to Sebring in 2019

The Sebring event will be the seventh race on the 2018-2019 WEC calendar

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) announced today that Sebring International Raceway will host not one, but two, world-class endurance sports car events in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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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