Tag Archive: LMP1

Aug 29

Porsche claim front-row at Nurburgring (+photos)

The two Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 racers will start from the front row for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2015-08-29 - SaturdayRomain Dumas and Marc Lieb shared the qualifying driving duties to register a best two lap average of 1m36.473s in the No 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. This eclipsed the second Porsche 919 Hybrid entry, driven by Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, by just 0.069s.

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Aug 27

Porsche confirms LMP1 programme up to end of 2018

Porsche continues racing into the future with the 919 Hybrid

The board of Porsche AG has decided to extend the Le Mans prototype programme until the end of the 2018 season. With its ground-breaking concept – a downsizing turbo engine and powerful energy recovery systems, combined with an extreme lightweight design – the racing car with a performance of around 1,000 hp serves as a research laboratory for future sports car technology.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Strakka Racing announces new FIA WEC LMP1 car project

British team will expand its expertise in advanced manufacturing techniques to create Privateers’ LMP1 car for 2017 season

Strakka LMP1 Project Strakka Racing will develop a new LMP1 car for the team to run in the Privateers’ category of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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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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May 12

ByKOLLES Racing announce Le Mans driver line-up

Tiago Monteiro to participate in the 83rd running of Le Mans 24 hours

2015-28-03-35 Ahead of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13th, Austrian LMP1 team ByKOLLES Racing is pleased to announce that former Portuguese F1 driver Tiago Monteiro will join ByKOLLES Racing drivers Simon Trummer (CHE) and Pierre Kaffer (DEU) to contest the LMP1 class in the CLM P1/01. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

First Austrian LMP contender livery unveiled  

Striking white and yellow livery

LMP - ByKOLLES RACING ByKOLLES RACING, run and entered by KOAL Racing Engineering, is delighted to unveil the 2015 LMP1 race car livery for the first Austrian registered LMP Team to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Le Mans 24 Hours: Lotus LMP unveiled at Le Mans

Stunning Paul White designed car

Lotus LMP P1 front The all-new Lotus P1/01 took centre stage at the iconic 24 hours of Le Mans event today as the LMP1 L class car was unveiled to the media and public for the very first time.

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Jun 10

Ferrari could announce Le Mans foray – report

Ferrari could be set to announce a Le Mans prototype foray.

2014-06-08_0884 It is already known that the Maranello marque’s lead formula one driver, Fernando Alonso, will be the special guest starter of the fabled 24 hour endurance race this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mark looks back (and forward) at Silverstone

“We have had a very long and testing build-up to the first race”

Mark Webber - Porsche “I always look forward to racing at Silverstone and this weekend will be no exception when I return as a Porsche works driver LMP1.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Zytek Engineering has announced the development of a 2014 LMP1 fuel flow regulation compliant engine

Zytek announces 2014 LMP1 Powertrain

Zytek LMP1 EngineThis incorporates technology from the V8 ZRS-03 units, used in the Renault World Series FR3.5 category, and draws on its long and successful history of designing cost effective, innovative racing powertrains.

 

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Aug 01

Ferrari to decide on 2015 Le Mans prototype

Ferrari will decide soon whether it will push ahead with a Le Mans project.

2013-06-07_1060A month ago, boss Stefano Domenicali did not deny speculation the Maranello based team might design a prototype for the fabled sports car scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber to contest Le Mans for Porsche

World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours

Mark WebberThe Australian Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber has signed a contract with Porsche that extends over several years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Webber rumours grow despite Porsche denials

“This is wrong”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (3)Porsche has denied reports it has agreed a five-year contract to move Mark Webber from formula one to its Le Mans prototype project from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Webber signs five-year Porsche deal – report

Kimi Raikkonen is being lined up to replace Webber

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (5)Mark Webber has signed a five-year deal to switch from formula one to Le Mans-style sports car racing from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Production of the Lotus T128 is well underway

Lotus releases a first photo of the Lotus T128’s monocoque.

Lotus T128Lotus LogoThe driver cell of the T128 was developed in accordance with the 2014 LMP1 regulations. Improved safety, visibility and driver comfort have been paramount in the development of the chassis. The T128 provides a better view for the driver from inside the cockpit. An extensive mock-up program has been carried through in order to verify ergonomics and driver accessibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Williams KERS won Le Mans with Audi

Ferrari was a Le Mans winner at the weekend, but so too was Williams.

24 Heures du MansWilliams Hybrid Power logoIn the top GT category of the fabled 24 hour race, former grand prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella was one of the drivers of the winning Ferrari 458 Italia. But British F1 team Williams has also pointed out that it was a part of Audi’s overall victory in the top prototype class, LMP1.

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Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

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Jun 15

Lotus LMP2 with new project in 2013

Lotus LMP2 develops own sports car prototype

Lotus-LMP2-Side-2013Lotus-LMP2-Front-2013Lotus LMP2 is working with united forces in developing its own Lotus LMP car that will initially run in the LMP2 class. The next step will be the development of a new LMP1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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