Tag Archive: Le Mans

Aug 30

Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win in California

For the occasion, the American marque reunited the Ford GT40 winners from 1966 to 1968

Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win in California.This year, one of the themes of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance during Monterey week, was the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Renault Sport Formula One Team marks 110th anniversary of First Grand Prix win

Renault won the first-ever official Grand Prix held in 1906 with its revolutionary Type AK car

Renault won the first-ever official Grand Prix held in 1906 with its revolutionary Type AK car Renault won the first-ever official Grand Prix held in 1906 with its revolutionary Type AK car Renault Sport Formula One Team yesterday celebrated the 110th anniversary of its maiden Grand Prix win with a glittering event in downtown Budapest, Hungary.

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Jul 20

WEC: Alpine sets sights on FIA WEC LMP2 title after Le Mans triumph

After finishing at the very top of the LMP2 class with the N°36 Alpine A460 at June’s Le Mans 24 Hours

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0042 A month after the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumes with the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on July 22-24. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

The WEC gets ready for an action-filled return to Germany

The WEC is delighted to once again be heralding the return of the Spirit of Le Mans to the Eifel region of Germany

“We are bringing the excitement and positive energy from Le Mans to the Nürburgring,” said Porsche Team’s Marc Lieb today at a press conference held to highlight the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Nürburgring which will take place from 22-24 July.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Le Mans Classic – Marco Werner takes another Le Mans win!

There was a series of tussles between former 24 Hours of Le Mans winners this weekend at the eighth Le Mans Classic

Le Mans Classic - Marco Werner takes another Le Mans win!Among them, Marco Werner, former Audi works driver, back at Le Mans after three wins in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Marco Werner did it again this weekend! Much to his delight, he took victory in Grid 6 (1972-1982) at Le Mans Classic, at the wheel of the #78 Porsche 936. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Sunday

Flagworld.com report from the British Grand Prix – Sunday

2016-07-10 - Sunday The perfect weekend. Sunday, Race day, I wake to a steady stream of rain, and with more showers forecast it could make for a very interesting race. I leave home and continue the now familiar routine of arriving at the circuit, parking up, taking the courtesy bus to the paddock and setting up for the day.

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Jul 08

WEC: Merhi confident of continuing Le Mans form in Germany

Coming into the event on the back of a first FIA World Endurance Championship podium at Spa

2016-06-19-0187 Roberto Merhi is confident that Manor can continue its strong form at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring after setting the fastest lap and leading the early stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

United Autosports enters ultra-successful Porsche for team’s maiden Le Mans Classic outing

Team Owner Zak Brown to race multi-race winning Porsche 962 that prevailed in North America

United Autosports enters ultra-successful Porsche for team's maiden Le Mans Classic outing 1 United Autosports returns to Le Mans just three weeks after the Anglo-American team placed second and fifth in the “Road to Le Mans” race – this time turning back the clock to compete in the Le Mans Classic for the first time next weekend (8-10 July). United Autosports takes a 1986 Porsche 962 that was phenomenally successful in North America during the mid-1980s.

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Jun 28

IMSA: Mazda decorates one of its cars in the colours of the 1991 Le Mans winner

At the 6 Hours of The Glen, sixth round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking place this weekend

Mazda will commemorate its victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans by decorating one of its two Mazdas competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the colours of the 787B that won 25 years ago at the 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Nelson Piquet Jr comes back to Le Mans (+video)

Ten years after his first Le Mans start

Nelson Piquet Jr is back at the wheel of the #12 Rebellion R-One, sharing driving duties with Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld.

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Jun 23

WEC: All attentions now turn towards the 6 Hours of Nurburgring

The German round will take place at the legendary 5.148 km (3.349 mile) track in the Eifel mountains between 22-24 July

World Endurance Champions and 24 Hours of Le Mans winners Porsche will be headlining a 33-strong field for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

24 Hours of Le Mans: Ford triumph on return to Le Mans

Victory went to the No.68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA

2016-06-19-0189In LMGTE Pro it was the opposite case as the podium places were filled by teams from the USA, with Ford securing a triumphant victory on its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 50 years after its 1-2-3 podium lockout in the 1966 edition of the race.

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Jun 19

F1 European GP: Rosberg Baku in charge with dominant win

An untroubled afternoon for the championship leader
Nico Rosberg has rebuilt his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 World Championship standings to 24 points after cruising to a lights-to-flag in the first F1 event to be held in Baku.
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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory (updated²)

Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win

2016-06-19-0411 From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche and Toyota battle for seconds in Le Mans

After 20 hours

2016-06-19-0181The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche fights for the lead in Le Mans

After 14 hours

2016-06-19-0242 In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche in second position and with problems

After 10 hours

2016-06-19-0236After midnight in Le Mans the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) was running in second position at the Le Mans 24-Hours race.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche leads in Le Mans in the early evening hours

The 24 Hours of Le Mans finally underway!

2016-06-18-Warm up-0049 After a very wet start and lots of close battles, four hours into the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids are running in first (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber) and fourth (Dumas/Jani/Lieb) at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The leading Porsche is only 23 seconds ahead of the fastest Toyota.

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Jun 18

Ferrari Challenge Europe: Puglisi, Smeeth and Hladik win in the Le Mans racing temple

Ultimately, Puglisi would take his first victory for the Trofeo Pirelli class in today’s race

LeMans (2) As the crowds gathered during the early hours of race day for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, so too did the procession of nearly 45 Ferrari 458 Challenge EVOs on the grid line beneath the vast grandstands and WEC garages.

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Jun 17

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nielsen qualifies in the No. 60 Formula Racing Ferrari 458 GTE at Le Mans

“You can always wish for more track time, particularly when you are driving a circuit this different for the very first time”

2016-06-16-Thursday-0037Christina Nielsen and her Formula Racing teammates came through some of the most challenging weather conditions seen in recent years at Le Mans to put their No. 60 Ferrari 458 seventh on the grid, with a best lap time on Wednesday night of 3:58.760, for the GTE-Am class for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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