Tag Archive: Le Mans

Jul 23

Six former Le Mans winners at Goodwood Revival

The six drivers therefore share no fewer than 18 Le Mans 24-Hour wins between them!

Goodwood Revival 2013Tom Kristensen, the record holder for the number of wins (nine) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is just one of the former winners of the race expected in the UK for the Goodwood Revival Weekend (11-13 September). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hulkenberg: Le Mans win will let me shine in F1

Force India driver says he’s been unfazed by the extra attention since winning Le Mans at his first attempt

2015-06-14-The Race-0179Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory makes his CV sparkle. Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory has made his racing CV sparkle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

The new Ford GT coming out in the U.S. in 2016 (+video)

The announcement took place the day before the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Ford press conference

To celebrate the historic one-two-three at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford announced its official return to the Tudor United Sportscar Championship (TUSC), to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and of course to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Multiple F1 world champion to race at ROC 2015 in London

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will compete at the 2015 Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium

News imageFour-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has signed up for this year’s Race Of Champions on November 20-21 at the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – the iconic home of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (video teaser)

To be competed on September 18-19.

WEC logo After Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Le Mans and the Nürburgring, the contenders of the 2015 World Endurance Championship will reach Texas for the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Toyota’s disappointment at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (+video)

A look back at the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Toyota crew…

2015-06-14-The Race-0082 Despite its 2014 World Endurance Champion title, Toyota came to Le Mans with a long shot mentality after the performances demonstrated at the first two races of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Test Day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jun 18

Shell fuels the innovation behind 2015 Le Mans achievements

Porsche’s historic 17th victory at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours saw a landmark in the development of sports-prototype racing.

The 2.0 litre V4 turbocharged internal combustion engine fitted to the Porsche 919 Hybrid, allied to an 8 megajoule hybrid energy system, was the smallest to have triumphed at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe for 37 years.

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Jun 15

Formula E stars in action at Le Mans

Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium

2015-06-14-The Race-24Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche holds sway at half way point

The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.

2015-06-14-The Race-36At the half way point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the no19 Porsche of Nick Tandy is holding a comfortable 61 second lead after 193 laps of racing.

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Jun 13

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche and Audi battle it out for first six hours at Le Mans

The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track. 

2015-06-14-The Race-19As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits.  The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race.  The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.

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Jun 13

Ford to join TUDOR Championship GT Le Mans ranks beginning in 2016

Two new Ford GTs fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing set for 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona debut
When the production version of the new Ford GT was unveiled to worldwide fanfare in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, one of the most frequently asked questions was, “When will the car begin racing? Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche sweeps front of Le Mans grid

Thursday updates

2015-06-14Although the weather forecast called for scattered thunderstorms, the race track remained dry throughout both Qualifying Practice sessions tonight at Le Mans.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Mike Conway ready for Le Mans challenge with Toyota

Conway features in the regular line-up for the #2 car, alongside Alex Wurz, a two-time Le Mans winner, and Stéphane Sarrazin

2015-04-12-Sunday-009 The 2014 WEC race winner is ready to challenge for glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s most famous sports car race, with his Toyota Gazoo Racing squad this weekend.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Tequila Patron ESM partners with Rolling Stone for Le Mans debut

Tequila Patrón ESM will have a brand-new look for its debut in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

2015-06-14-Tuesday-22The lone American two-car team in the 19-car LMP2 entry will trade its familiar Patrón green for the black, white and red livery of Rolling Stone, the iconic American pop culture magazine that is partnering with the team for the event.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche throws down the gauntlet in first qualifying session

The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit

2015-06-14-Tuesday-1The Swiss driver crossed the start finish line after just 3m16.887 to complete a lap of the 14km circuit in the first qualifying session, smashing the previous qualifying lap record of 3m18.513 set by Stéphane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP.

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Jun 10

Le Mans 24 hours: Solid start for Pierre Ragues as he begins 9th Le Mans

Ragues completed plenty of laps as the team ended the day 9th in class and 22nd overall after the first qualifying practice

2015-05-31-111French endurance star Pierre Ragues has started the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans with a trouble-free day of running in mixed conditions at the Circuit de la Sarthe today.

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Jun 10

24 Hours of Le Mans: ByKOLLES Racing set to make history (updated)

First ever Austrian LMP team competes in the world-class endurance challenge at Le Mans

2015-06-14-Tuesday-23For all racing teams the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans event represents the highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship however, for privateer LMP1 contenders  ByKOLLES Racing the 2015 edition is extra special.

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Jun 08

KCMG heads to Le Mans race week with confidence

The highly celebrated motorsport event’s week-long programme kicked off with Le Pesage

2015-28-03-31 KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is set for its third assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and first with the new ORECA 05 coupe, following successful administrative checks and scrutineering at Place de la Republique yesterday (June 7). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Double points at Le Mans

The Le Mans 24 Hours is the pivotal race on the World Endurance Championship calendar in more ways than one.  

24 Heures du Mans - Le Mans 24 Hours logo Not only is it the Blue Riband event, the race that all teams and drivers want to win alongside the world championship title, but the 24-hour classic also awards the winners in each class with 50 championship points – double the normal maximum of 25 points for a race win.

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Jun 02

Formula E drivers put Le Mans cars to the test

Busy weekend for FE family

2015-05-31-40Over half the Formula E drivers were in action last weekend, with a remarkable 11 of them taking part in the official Le Mans 24 Hours test day.

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