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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 16

Porsche move back to the front in tight strategic battle; Ferrari in control of LMGTE Pro

The Headlines after the first 2 hours at COTA…..

2017-09-15-0134Porsche run 1-2 in battle of tyre strategies at COTA. No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Nick Tandy has 5-second lead over Earl Bamber piloted No.2 car.

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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: 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

WEC: Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2

Pole position for Rigon and Bird 71 Ferrari

Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2Brendon Hartley set the outright fastest lap of a mixed conditions qualifying session in Mexico today to lay the foundations for the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid’s bid for success in the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

Roberto Gonzalez: Growing up with endurance racing in Mexico

Even when he was not competing himself, he was joining his family watching his FIA WEC forbearers

Roberto Gonzalez:  Growing up with endurance racing in MexicoRoberto Gonzalez is a student of the sport of endurance racing, and his life has been immersed in its culture since an early age. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Mexico’s founding fathers of endurance racing: Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez

The fraternal duo put their proud nation firmly on the map with their standout performances in the 60s and early 70s

The popularity of motorsport in Mexico owes much to the Rodriguez brothers, Pedro and Ricardo, in whose honour the 4.304 km circuit is named – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

WEC: New line up for CEFC Manor TRS Racing in Mexico

AT&T 6 Hours of Mexico

The latest version of the entry list for the AT&T 6 Hours of Mexico, reveals that the No.24 ORECA 07 Gibson of CEFC Manor TRS Racing will feature a revised driver line up. 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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Aug 08

Meet the 10 youngest WEC drivers

16 years old

With sportscar racing continuing to gather momentum as a means for young drivers to build a career in motorsport, we introduce the 10 youngest drivers to feature in the FIA World Endurance Championship since 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Three most successful WEC drivers

But who have been the most successful drivers in that time?

Three most successful WEC driversSince the dawn of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012, there have been 158 winners across the four classes, with Alessandro Pier Guidi, Marvin Dienst and Matteo Cairoli becoming the latest members of the club at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring.  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 14

WEC: Porsche 1-2 in Second Free Practice Session at Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

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Porsche opened up the gap in Free Practice 2 at Nürburgring this afternoon as Brendon Hartley set the fastest lap of the day during the first simulated qualifying runs.

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Jul 14

WEC: Unpredictability adds to WEC fascination

Unpredictable

2017-06-18-0094A word that can have positive or negative meanings, but in the 2017 WEC it signifies just one thing – guaranteed racing excitement. 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 07

Porsche and Toyota both looking forward to top class Nürburgring battle

The two manufacturers came together to talk about next week’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-06-04At a press conference today in Cologne, the media were treated to the special, and unusual, sight of a Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car outside Toyota Motorsport’s headquarters. 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 23

WEC present at FIA Sport Conference

As the 24 Hours of Le Mans came to a close

WEC present at FIA Sport ConferenceGérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA WEC, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to represent the championship at this week’s FIA Sport Conference. 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 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche leads after disaster for Toyota

12 Hour report

2017-06-18-The RaceAt the mid-way point in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid is leading after a disastrous night for Toyota Gazoo Racing.

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