Tag Archive: LMP1

Jul 21

WEC: FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 technology

How  the hybrid technology of the Porsche LMP1 race car works

Porsche 919 Hybrid 01 This weekend the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid has its only 2016 appearance in Germany. At the six-hour race at the Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the series’ leader fights for points for its title defence. At the same time its mission is the technology of future sports cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

FIA World Endurance Championship, LMP1, Round 4, Nürburgring (DE) preview

WEC: Le Mans winner mounts title defence with new aerodynamics

2016-06-19-0194 The Le Mans winner Porsche goes to the Nürburgring with a new aerodynamic package for its 919 Hybrid. On the track in the Eifel mountains, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) holds its fourth of nine rounds from July 22 to 24.

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Jun 08

Le Mans 24 Hours: Final shakedowns completed at Le Mans

In total 14 prototypes took to the track

Two days after the official Test Day, 10 of the teams entered for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took the opportunity to finalise their set ups and complete a shakedown on the Bugatti Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

FIA Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr’s application to race in F3 rejected

“We must keep in mind the spirit of the Championship” – Stefano Domenicali

Nelson Piquet Jr - photo © Formula e After an E-vote of the FIA Single-Seater Commission, the application by Carlin to have Nelson Piquet Jr race for the team at this weekend’s round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship has been rejected by the FIA, as it is viewed to be against the spirit of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

WEC: Multi-tasking at racing speed…

Part of that computing power is physically in the hands of the drivers:  the steering wheel

Today’s sports prototypes, especially those in the LMP1 category, are highly sophisticated, super hi-tech machines which can only be operated by teams and drivers of the highest calibre…and by some serious computing power. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Bykolles Racing focussed on development efforts in Paul Ricard

“This is the first opportunity to showcase what I can do for the team in terms of development work on the CLM P1/01” 

2016-03-24 Former European Le Mans Series Champion, Oliver Webb, will be making his public LMP1 debut for ByKOLLES Racing today, as the 2016 FIA WEC season kicks off this weekend with the Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the official pre-season test.

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Mar 23

New Audi R18 has arrived!

Audi Sport today officially took the wraps off its striking new-for-2016 Audi R18 LMP1 challenger

Almost everything is new for the mighty Ingolstadt manufacturer this season, with a bold new aerodynamic package, a battery-operated hybrid system and a revised engine. The aggressive looking LMP1 racer is set to make a public debut at the official Prologue test at Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Porsche completes LMP1 tyre test in Abu Dhabi

The Porsche Team today concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi

In total the current World Championship winning team has spent eight days at the 5.554 kilometre long circuit in the United Arab Emirates, testing tyres with partner Michelin and new components on its 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

WEC: Rebellion to partner with Dunlop

Dunlop announced last year that it will return to the top category of the WEC in 2016

2015-09-17-1524 LMP1 Privateer champion Rebellion Racing is pleased to announce that it has chosen Dunlop as its tyre partner for the FIA World Endurance Championship*. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

WEC: FIA World Motor Sport Council approves 2016 calendar

2016 Calendar

The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on Wednesday 2 December and approved the 2016 FIA WEC calendar and a number of technical measures affecting the LMP1 and LMGTE entrants.
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Nov 18

The Final Countdown: Championship Calculations

Calculations for each of the remaining titles

This weekend will see the final battles of the 2015 season and with eight titles still yet to be decided there are going to be plenty of people in the paddock and around the world trying to calculate what each team needs to do to secure the world title in each of the classes.   Read the rest of this entry »

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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