Tag Archive: LMP1

Jan 23

Ginetta LMP1 runs for the first time (+video)

The test took place at an airport close to the Ginetta factory

Ginetta LMP1 runs for the first time (video)The new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 had its first roll-out test on Friday 19 January after being unveiled just over a week earlier, at the Autosport International Show in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 19

WEC: Toyota Gazoo Racing commits to endurance racing

Toyota reaffirms its commitment to hybrid technology through the WEC

2017-11-18-0137As announced at the 2017 WEC Prize Giving in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing will compete in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship. In doing so, the Japanese manufacturer reaffirms its commitment to the development of hybrid powertrain technology through motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

The Super Season starts here!

Registration for entries to the 2018-19 Super Season open today and it is already shaping up to be a great one

Teams can apply for entries to the LMP1 category – both hybrid and non-hybrid cars – LMP2, LMGTE Pro and Am, and early indications are that there will be a strong demand for places on the grid in all classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

Mecachrome Motorsport look ahead to WEC Super Season

Following the commitment of a number of teams to next WEC campaign

Image result for mecachrome logoMecachrome Motorsport, who build and develop engines for the FIA Formula 2 Championship and GP3 Series, and are also a major supplier for Renault Sport Racing’s Formula 1 engine, are looking forward to making their mark in the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season with a brand new LMP1 engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

WEC: Rebellion Racing aiming for LMP1 with super-strong line up

The Swiss team will apply for entry for two cars

2017 LMP2 Champions, Rebellion Racing, are aiming to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the Super Season in the LMP1 category, just one year after leaving it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

WEC: How LMP1 was won

Porsche’s parting shot

2017-11-18-0034As Porsche LMP Team departed the WEC with a third successive sweep of the FIA World Endurance Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships, a look at how the titles were won reveals that a typically dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours proved to be, as so often, the decisive point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Hartley doubts F1 chance would have happened without Le Mans win

Hartley doubts Toro Rosso would have given him a surprise F1 chance had he not won Le Mans for Porsche in June.

2017-10-22_0394 doubts he would have got a second chance to reach Formula 1 with Toro Rosso had it not been for his dramatic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Gibson sign LMP1 Engine contract with DragonSpeed

British built engines to compete at top level in WEC

World Class Race EnginesGibson Technology is pleased to announce they have signed a contract with DragonSpeed to supply LMP1 engines for the 2018/19 season. The 2017 ELMS LMP2 Champions have confirmed their intention to contest LMP1 in FIA WEC in 2018, running a one car team with a BR1 chassis and Gibson GL458 engine. The BR1 chassis is a collaboration between Dallara and BR Engineering.

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Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

WEC: Points make titleprizes, LMP1

Title Judgement Day

2017-09-16-0039As we enter the final month of the championship and penultimate race of the year, Champions could be crowned in Shanghai this weekend as ‘Title Judgement Day’ nears in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Brendon Hartley to race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Austin

Never say never

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso New Zealander Brendon Hartley will race for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the next round of the Formula 1 World Championship, the USA Grand Prix in Austin, as Pierre Gasly will be racing in Japan for the last race of the Super Formula Championship in Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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May 18

WEC: PERRINN confirms first orders for its 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 car

Two chassis set for 2018 FIAWEC and Le Mans 24 Hours

PERRINN LMP1 1British motorsports engineering company PERRINN has announced that it has received the first order for a brace of its new LMP1 car to race the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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May 03

WEC: Organising Toyota’s trio

Toyota Gazoo Racing will not be limited to the amount of personnel they can take to Spa and Le Mans

2017-04-16_0185Toyota Gazoo Racing will bring three of the team’s significantly updated Toyota TS050 HYBRID LMP1 cars to Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14

WEC: Porsche LMP Team builds on consistent partnerships

LMP1 partners, FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)

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In the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship WEC, the Porsche LMP Team once again can rely on strong partners.

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Apr 01

WEC: The Prologue is Go

The FIA WEC cars are on track and the season has officially begun!

2017-03-31-0095Italian fans have been entering the famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza all morning in order to catch sight of the new Porsche and Toyota LMP1s, the fast new LMP2s and the beautiful and high-performing LMGTEs.

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Mar 31

WEC: New Toyota LMP1 Challenger launched at Monza

“Our 2017 TS050 HYBRID represents a significant update”

2017-01-19_0551Toyota Gazoo Racing today unveiled the latest evolution of its TS050 HYBRID, which the Japanese manufacturer hopes will return them to the top of the FIA World Endurance Championship for the first time since 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 15

WEC: Lone Star Le Mans tickets go on sale today

Worry no more! 

2015-09-19-2903If you are in the USA, are you enjoying the sights and sounds of world-class sportscar action but missing the chance to appreciate the thrilling and incredibly fast 1000+ bhp, hybrid-powered LMP1 prototypes which star in the FIA World Endurance Championship?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Ginetta has today announced it will be producing an LMP1 chassis for the 2018 World Endurance Championship

Ginetta announce new LMP1 Chassis for 2018

With the 2018 non-hybrid LMP1 rules having been set, Ginetta feels it offers an open forum for design comparative to the more controlled LMP2 category.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 24

WEC: Porsche repeats last year’s victory at the Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

2016-07-24-Sunday-0151The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU) repeated their last year’s win at the six-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE).

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