Tag Archive: Le Mans

Feb 02

Starting numbers 1 and 2 for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in Le Mans and in the FIA WEC

Porsche sets its sights on a hat-trick

2016-11-19-Saturday-0053 The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will be entering the 2017 season with the starting numbers 1 and 2 as they look to defend their title in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the highlight of the series. Organisers FIA and ACO confirmed the entry of two vehicles and the members of the new driver squad in an online press conference held today. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Mark and Mike’s Monte road trip (+video)

If you’re a successful Formula 1 and Le Mans driver, you’re used to travelling in a certain degree of style

Story Clip (Dirty) Riding Shotgun - Mark Webber & Mike Chen

So when guest reporter Mark Webber took a road trip to see some of the Rallye Monte-Carlo stages together with Red Bull TV presenter Mike Chen, there was only one way for him to travel:  in a Porsche 911 (a car which, believe it or not, actually won the Rallye Monte-Carlo back in 1978). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

BE Motorsport aiming to conquer Michelin Le Mans Cup

Javier Ibrán and Álvaro Fontes will race at Monza, Le Mans, Red Bull Ring, Le Castellet, Spa-Francorchamps and Portimão

BE Motorsport aiming to conquer Michelin Le Mans Cup Be Motorsport returns for second European season in its Ligier-Nissan JSP3 LMP3 and the Spanish outfit sets quite an ambitious performance goal on its debut in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Why does Switzerland produce great racing drivers?

Sixty-one years is a long time from anyone’s viewpoint, but in Switzerland it must feel like an eternity

Motorsport has been banned there since 84 people lost their lives at Le Mans in 1955, but that hasn’t stopped this small country producing some of the world’s most talented sportscar drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Change at Porsche Motorsport: new tasks for Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas

After Le Mans win and World Champions title

Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb, Neel Jani Two world class drivers, who have tasted success at the very pinnacle of their sport, are about to drive forwards on a new road: From the end of the season, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb leave the LMP1-Team and their seats in the over 900 hp 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototypes to begin new tasks at Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

The most spectacular nine-eleven ever: New 911 RSR for Le Mans

Porsche will tackle the 2017 racing season with an all-out newly developed GT racer

Porsche 911 RSR (991) 2017 model The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six unit positioned in front of the rear axle. The four-litre, extremely light aggregate features direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterised by outstanding efficiency. The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

The Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans starts afresh – Thanks to Shell Cariphalte Racetrack

After over 12 years of heavy use, the Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans has undergone renovation to replace its top layer of asphalt

The Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans starts afresh - Thanks to Shell Cariphalte Racetrack 1 Despite the excellent structure of the existing track, the renovation was necessary because of the performance needs of the various races its hosts. Motorcycles in particular, are sensitive to the change of adhesion offered by the track throughout its lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Young racers to take on legends Petter Solberg, Marcus Grönholm and Kenny Bräck at ROC Factor Scandinavia

First ROC Factor event in Sweden to be held as part of Monster Jam® Stockholm

Young racers to take on legends Solberg, Grönholm and Bräck at ROC Factor ScandinaviaTwo young Swedish racers will have the chance to take on some of the biggest stars of motor sport in the ROC Factor Scandinavia Final, a featured highlight of Monster Jam at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on November 12, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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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