Tag Archive: Silverstone

Apr 22

WEC: Audi chooses not to appeal Silverstone race outcome

“We accept the exclusion from the classification and, in the interest of the sport, jointly look ahead”

2016-04-17-0055Audi has chosen not to lodge an appeal against its exclusion from the final classification following the 6 Hours of Silverstone last Sunday, 17th April.

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Apr 18

WEC: Second place finish at Silverstone earns Conway the prestigious Richard Lloyd Trophy

It was an encouraging start to the season for the team

2016-04-17-0020The opening round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship saw MB Partners’ driver Mike Conway clinch a spot on the podium as well as the prestigious Richard Lloyd Trophy, presented to the highest placed member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club in the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

WEC: G-Drive Racing start season with podium at Silverstone

The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship takes place at the legendary Spa circuit in Belgium on May 7.

2016-04-16-0043G-Drive Racing opened its account for the new FIA World Endurance Championship season with a hard-earned podium finish in the 6 Hours of Silverstone on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

WEC: Porsche victory at Silverstone after Audi post-race exclusion

Porsche the winner at Silverstone after Audi exclusion

2016-04-17-0068Driving the all-new Audi R18, Audi Sport Team Joest’s André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoit Tréluyer crossed the finish line to take their second consecutive win at the 6 Hours of Silverstone after an incredible race-long battle with Porsche.

Apr 18

WEC: Alpine finish promising weekend just shy of Silverstone podium

The consistency of David Cheng/Nelson Panciatici/Ho-Pin Tung bagged seventh place at the flag

2016-04-17-0050The N°36 Signatech-Alpine of Nicolas Lapierre/Gustavo Menezes/Stéphane Richelmi came close to securing an LMP2 podium at the 2016 6 Hours of Silverstone.

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Apr 17

WEC: Strakka takes fifth at Silverstone opener

Strakka shows front running pace throughout the weekend culminating in top 5 finish

2016-04-16-0044Facing one of the most competitive LMP2 fields with eleven entries, Strakka Racing enjoyed a return to improved form at its home race, ultimately delivering a fifth place at the opening round of the World Endurance Championship.

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Apr 17

WEC: Pierre Ragues scores fantastic podium on GT debut in Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2016-04-17-0038 French endurance racer Pierre Ragues has finished on the podium in his first ever GT race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), completing the 6 Hours of Silverstone in third place in the competitive GTE-Am class.

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Apr 17

WEC: Ferrari 1-2 at Silverstone with the new 488 GTE

World Endurance Championship Triumph for the 488 GTE on its debut at Silverstone

2016-04-17-0047The new No. 71 crew Rigon-Bird hits the target at its début in GTE-Pro class Great comeback by car No. 51 after the stop&go for an engine change

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Apr 17

WEC: Joel Camathias Silverstone report

Podium missed in the final minutes for Camathias at Silverstone

2016-04-16-0029 Joel Camathias finished in 4th position in the GTE-Am category in the opening round of the 2016 FIA-WEC round at Silverstone.

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Apr 17

By Speed Factory shines despite setback at Silverstone

By Speed Factory was forced to retire from the season-opening European Le Mans Series race after 22 laps

2016-04-14-0014 This early exit was a devastating end to a promising race as the Ligier-Nissan JSP3 shared by Tom Jackson, Álvaro Fontes and Jesús Fuster was running in the top-six. The race-ending transmission issues were due to clash with a lapped GT car.

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Apr 17

So24! by Lombard Racing 3rd on Silverstone ELMS podium

“Endurance is one of the hardest thing, but those whose endure, eventually win.” Buddha

2016-04-14 - Thursday Three perfect drivers, homogeny in the team, exemplary cohesion… everything went well for the Mulsanne-based So24! by Lombard Racing team on this first ELMS season race. A look back at the very well structured team created by Jean Lombard and his staff. The result is the ideal one on the road to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Apr 16

WEC: Pole position at Silverstone for 488 GTE

Bird and Rigon lead the pack at Silverstone on the 488 GTE

2016-04-16-0003Pole position for the 488 GTE and crew 71 in the first GTE-Pro class race A technical problem prevents Bruni to complete the qualification of No.51. In GTE-Am class car No. 83 of Perrodo-Collard-Aguas will start from fifth.

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Apr 16

WEC: The Elements of Endurance at Silverstone!

Weather wise Saturday is reflecting the rich variety of sportscar racing with sleet and snow

2016-04-15-0134April showers are staying true to their word in the UK this weekend but the good news for fans is that ‘Sunny Sunday’ is forecast for the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship tomorrow.

Apr 15

WEC: Schedule for the 6 Hours of Silverstone

The World Endurance Championship (WEC) will also leave room for the European Le Mans Series four-hour race

2016-04-14-Thursday This coming Sunday, the competitors in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) will take the start in the first round of the 2016 season at the Silverstone circuit, the birthplace of British motorsports.

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Apr 14

WEC: Joel Camathias ready for 2016 kick-off at Silverstone

The much-awaited start of the season has arrived for Joel Camathias!

WEC Joel Camathias ready for 2016 kick-off at Silverstone This year marks the return of the Swiss driver to the FIA World Endurance Championship, which kicks-off this weekend at Silverstone. Joel will be at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR of KCMG, shared with Christian Ried and Wolf Henzler, and approaches the event with anxiety and confidence.

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Apr 14

WEC : Conway upbeat about new car’s prospects in first race of season at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2016-03-25-0158Mike Conway will be on home turf this weekend as he returns for his second full season with Toyota Gazoo Racing for the eagerly-anticipated opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship – the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

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Apr 13

WEC: Alpine ready for action at Silverstone

The 6 Hours of Silverstone (April 15-17) is the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

2016-03-25-0001 Signatech-Alpine posted the fastest LMP2 lap at the official pre-season Prologue test in March at Le Castellet, France, to confirm its ambitions for the 2016 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Villorba Corse to start ELMS season from Silverstone

Scuderia Villorba Corse will take part in the first round of the 2016 European Le Mans Series

Villorba Corse Ligier JS P3 livery just completed Italian team ready for the first round of the European Le Mans Series with Lacorte / Sernagiotto / Schirò battling in the LMP3 class behind the wheel of their new Ligier JS P3 Nissan. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

By Speed Factory starts its 2016 ELMS campaign at Silverstone

By Speed Factory will take part in the opening round of the European Le Mans to be held at Silverstone

By Speed Factory starts its 2016 ELMS campaign at Silverstone The Valencia-based by Speed Factory heads to Silverstone for the European Le Mans Series season opener in the frame of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Apr 12

Ahead of the first race of the 2016 season, Mark shares some of the memories he has of Silverstone

Out of all F1 races I watched growing up in Australia, the 1987 Silverstone GP is one I particularly remember

2016-03-24-0067I was about 11 and it was a classic race between Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet in the two Williams cars. They were racing each other hard and Nigel famously overtook Nelson on Hangar Straight into Stowe corner to win the race. I had no real feeling of how special the passing move was back then, but what grabbed me was seeing the crowd invading the track and how much it meant to the local people for a local driver to win his home race.  Read the rest of this entry »

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