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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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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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Jun 16

New F1 boss to be official starter of 24 Hours of Le Mans

New boss of Formula 1, Chase Carey, has been announced as official starter for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Chase Carey - photo WR12 -Nextgen-AutoACO President Pierre Fillon has announced that the official starter of the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be Chase Carey, the new boss of the FIA Formula One championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 14

What happened during the scrutineering

Let’s have a look back at what happened in the “Place de la République” during the two days of scrutineering
2017-06-12-MondayAll the cars and the teams went to the scrutineering the past two days and they are now all cleared to take part to the free practice and qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Jun 09

What has the 919 Hybrid in common with the power supply of a village?

24 fun facts from Porsche on the 24 Hours Le Mans!

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The initial roll-out of the first 919 was done by Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard on June 12 in 2013 at the Weissach test track. A little over two years later, he became world endurance champion with the further developed Le Mans prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

WEC: An eye on the clock

How long can a driver be behind the wheel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and why does temperature matter?

2017-06-04-0123Once the race starts at 15h00 on Saturday 17 June, engineers up and down the pit lane will take up their places on the pit wall for the duration of the event.

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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 04

Morning test session completed at Le Mans

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-SaturdayThe first 2017 laps have now been completed and all 60 competitors have been out on track.

 

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May 28

World Championship promoters meet to discuss calendar harmonisation

An important and fruitful meeting took place yesterday in Monaco to discuss harmonisation of sporting calendars in the future

World Championship promoters meet to discuss calendar harmonisationHosting the meeting was President of the FIA, Jean Todt, and FIA Secretary General for Sport, Peter Bayer, and they welcomed Formula One’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and Global Director, Promoter and Business Relations Chloe Targett-Adams, FIA World Endurance Championship CEO Gérard Neveu and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

24 Hours of Le Mans: It’s getting closer…!

The teams are arriving ready for the official test day next weekend

The teams are arriving ready for the official test day next weekend (Sunday 4 June), and work has started on the different installations in the working and hospitality paddocks which house the teams during the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25

LMGTE Balance of Performance announced for Le Mans Test Day

Le Mans is treated as a separate case due to the unique demands of the 13.629 km Circuit de la Sarthe

LMGTE Balance of Performance announced for Le Mans Test DayThe FIA Endurance Committee has announced the latest Balance of Performance decisions for the LMGTE classes, applicable for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Test day on 4th June. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23

24 Hours of Le Mans: Mark Webber Grand Marshal

“If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be an incredible event”

Mark Webber – Grand Marshal for 24 Hours of Le MansAs announced at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference in February, this year’s Grand Marshal at the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be 2015 FIA World Endurance Champion, Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

WEC: World Championship and class points classifications after Spa

LMP1 – Toyota takes the lead

2017-05-06-0052Following the second round of the 2017 FIA WEC, here’s a roundup of who is leading which points table as the competitors head towards the double-points-scoring 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 06

WEC: Fans flood to Spa for the WEC 6 Hour race

WEC 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps

2017-05-06-0013The sun is shining, the teams are on display, the drivers are ready, and the fans are coming by their thousands!!

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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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