Tag Archive: WEC

Jan 13

WEC crossover of technology on display in Tokyo with Toyota

The new car, which has already run at Fuji Speedway, perfectly demonstrates the crossover of technology

WEC crossover of technology on display in Tokyo with ToyotaToyota has revealed its GR Super Sport Concept car at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan, a car which features hybrid technology developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing in the WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Racing Team Nederland planning graduation from ELMS to WEC

Racing Team Nederland made its debut in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0074Racing Team Nederland announced just before Christmas that it had lodged an entry with the FIA WEC for the Super Season, aiming to be the first Dutch team to compete in the world championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbers

Here is a quick look in the rearview mirror at the FIA WEC and six editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbersThe year 2017 marked the sixth anniversary of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Before we head into a new season full of promise and excitement – the 2018/2019 Super Season that will span a year and a half.

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Dec 29

TDS Racing (ORECA) set to participate in the 2018 and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

TDS Racing participated in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) for the first time this year

2017-11-16-0199TDS Racing has been a regular at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2011 and has claimed two LMP2 class podium finishes (second in 2012 and 2014).

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Dec 21

ByKolles Racing completed final 2017 test in Spain

LMP1 team ByKolles Racing has completed its three-days test at circuito de Almeria, 18th to 20th of December 2017.

ByKolles Racing completed final 2017 test in SpainThe Almeria-test was the last outing of 2017 as well as the final touch to a development started in after the race at Nürburgring with the decision of skipping from the final 2017 WEC rounds in favour of a solid preparation of the 2018-19 WEC superseason. 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 16

BMW announces drivers for WEC

Martin Tomczyk, Nick Catsburg, Antonio Felix da Costa and Augusto Farfus

BMW announces drivers for WECThe newest manufacturer in the FIA World Endurance Championship, BMW, has announced its drivers to challenge for the GT World Championship titles in 2018-19. 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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Dec 13

WEC: Ticketing opens for Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps!

The opening round of the FIA WEC Super Season

2017-05-03-0046Eau Rouge, Blanchimont, Pouhon, La Source…names which mean only one thing – ticketing for the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is open and it’s time to plan your trip! Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

WEC: Patrick Dempsey psyched for the 2018/2019 Super Season (+video)

Not one but two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will figure on the competitors’ schedules

WEC - Patrick Dempsey psyched for the 2018/2019 Super SeasonNot the 2018 season nor 2019, but the 2018/2019 Super Season coming up for the competitors in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in the wake of the the FIA World Council’s approval of the calendar on December 6th. 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 24

WEC: ByKolles Racing confirms intention to return in 2018

Testing is due to continue in December

2017-07-15-0058Austrian team ByKolles Racing has completed an intensive three-day testing programme at the Motorland circuit in Aragon.

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Nov 23

WEC: Alex Lynn joins Aston Martin Racing for World Endurance Championship

My Aston Martin team-mates – Darren Turner, Jonny Adam, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen – are absolutely top lads.

WEC Alex Lynn joins Aston Martin Racing for World Endurance ChampionshipSigning for Aston Martin Racing as a factory driver to race in the World Endurance Championship completes a plan that myself and my management team started working on back in September 2016, and I’m very proud that it’s all worked out perfectly.

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Nov 20

WEC: Toyota confirms its return in 2018-19

Toyota has won five races this season

2017-11-18-0075At last night’s vibrant end of season awards ceremony in Bahrain, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Team President Hisatake Murata confirmed on stage the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to the WEC for the 2018-19 Super Season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WEC: Fernando Alonso completes successful test in Bahrain

Following a total of 113 laps / 611 km laps in the No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID

Fernando Alonso completes successful WEC test in BahrainOn the occasion of the official FIA WEC ‘Rookie’ test in Bahrain, the day after the final round of the 2017 season, one of the most experienced ‘rookies’ of them all successfully completed his first laps in a Le Mans Prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

The WEC Rookie Test is go!

Fernando Alonso to make WEC debut at Bahrain test

The WEC Rookie Test is go!Thirteen WEC cars are taking to the track today for the annual official WEC Rookie Test at Bahrain International Circuit.  There are five hours of testing available to the 25 drivers on the entry list, split into two sessions (10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00 local time). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

WEC: Toyota claims fifth victory of 2017 FIA WEC season in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-17-0038Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrated its fifth win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain today, as the No.8 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID triumphed at an eventful season finale.

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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

WEC: Porsche takes final pole for 919 Hybrid in Bahrain; Signatech Alpine claims 3rd LMP2 pole in 2017

WEC 6H of Bahrain – Rigon and Bird on pole on the #71 Ferrari 488

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Porsche took a final pole position with the ultra-successful 919 Hybrid as it bows out of competition at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

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