Tag Archive: LMP1

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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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