Tag Archive: WEC

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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Nov 17

WEC: Bernhard heads Porsche 1-2 in FP3; Calado quickest for Ferrari

The Headlines from Free Practice 3 at Bahrain ahead of tomorrow’s 9th and final round of the 2017 season….

2017-11-16-0151Timo Bernhard sets fastest time in FP3 for No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Recently crowned champion sets a best lap time of 1m42.438s.

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Nov 16

WEC: Barbecue under the stars in Bahrain

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-11-16-0025As is traditional at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, the paddock came together on Wednesday evening for the customary barbecue hosted by Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa and his staff at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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Nov 15

WEC: Preview of the Bahrain finale

The Stakes

2016-11-19-Saturday-0107The 2017 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season will come to a close in Sakhir at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday, November 18th. The Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain will decide the outcomes in several classes given that six titles remain up for grabs…

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Nov 13

WEC: Aston Martin bids farewell to the V8 Vantage

Here are five of the Vantage GTE’s best moments in WEC competition

2017-09-16-0121It may be the oldest car in the field, but the Aston Martin Vantage will bow out of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain as one of the series’ most enduringly successful machines. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 08

WEC: Bahrain Rookie Test entry list revealed

More detail on the Rookie Test will be issued in Bahrain

2017-05-05-0009A provisional entry list (below) for the official WEC Rookie Test in Bahrain has been released, revealing that 12 cars will be taking part in the five available hours of track time at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 19 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

WEC: Ready for thrilling 2017 Bahrain finale

Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2017-07-16The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship draws to a close under the floodlights of the impressive and popular Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir on Saturday 18th November, and the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain is guaranteed to be an emotionally charged race throughout the 26-strong field of competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

WEC: Toyota takes win in Shanghai as Porsche seals WEC titles

Ford take win after epic duel; Ferrari seals GT Manufacturers’ title

A dominant victory in the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship for Toyota was not enough to prevent Porsche from winning the World Manufacturers’ Championship today in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

WEC: Kobayashi and Conway take Shanghai pole for Toyota, Second and Third row for Ferrari 

6 Hours of Shanghai

2017-09-14-0132Toyota took pole position for the 6 Hours of Shanghai this afternoon as Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi combined to head all challengers and secure the No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID’s fourth top spot of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai Free Practice 2

Status quo in LMP 1 & 2, Ferrari and Porsche to the fore in GTE

The Headlines from FP2 at Shanghai in preparation for the 8th round of the 2017 FIA WEC.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

WEC: Manor TRS Racing announces LMP1 switch for 2018-19 Super Season

As the season draws towards a close, WEC teams are revealing their plans for the 2018-19 super season

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement by DragonSpeed, Manor TRS Racing has in turn confirmed an LMP1 programme, with a Ginetta chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

WEC: Dragon Speed is thinking of going to LM P1 for FIA WEC super season

“The whole team is thrilled and up for the challenge” – Elton Julian 

2017-06-04-0062“We’re carefully studying potential partners who can help us put together a programme which will deliver the progress and success we want for DragonSpeed”

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Oct 31

WEC: Jackie Chan bringing fans to 6 Hours of Shanghai

“Shanghai Circuit”

Jackie Chan bringing fans to 6 Hours of ShanghaiKnown throughout the world as a martial artist, actor, film director and producer, stuntman and singer, Jackie Chan is also co-owner of one of the leading LMP2 teams in the WEC – the eponymous Jackie Chan DC Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

WEC: Championships to be settled in the Pearl of the Orient

6 Hours of Shanghai

2017 07 16 DSC02096For the eighth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the WEC family travels to the Pearl of the Orient and the impressive Shanghai International Circuit on the outskirts of the country’s biggest city and its global financial hub. Read the rest of this entry »

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