Tag Archive: World Endurance Championship

Oct 12

WEC: The 2017 6 Hours of Fuji preview

The weather forecast is rather dismal at this point with an almost 100% chance of rain

FujiLike every year since the inception of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), the competitors will head to Fuji and the Toyota circuit to participate in the six-hour race, the seventh of nine rounds on the 2017 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Have your say on the future of the WEC

Fans will thus be able to have their say on the future of the WEC from the 2019/2020 season and forwards.

2017-09-16-0028Following the philosophy of being in touch with fans, and to listening to their opinions, the FIA World Endurance Championship is pleased to be able to announce that it will launch a global fan survey – “Have your say on the future of the WEC” – on the WEC and endurance racing.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

WEC: The competitors under the hot Austin sun (+video)

6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas

2015-10-25_41678Fast on the heels of the Mexican round earlier this month, the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) troops remain on the American continent and are about to cross the border and head for Austin, Texas for the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas set to take place this Saturday, September 16th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

World-Class Sports Car weekend with IMSA, WEC coming to Sebring in 2019

The Sebring event will be the seventh race on the 2018-2019 WEC calendar

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) announced today that Sebring International Raceway will host not one, but two, world-class endurance sports car events in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

The 24 Hours of Le Mans to serve as season grand finale in a new look, strengthened FIA WEC for the future

2018 / 2019 Transitional years towards a stronger future

President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Pierre Fillon, and CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Gérard Neveu, outlined today in Mexico the pathway to an exciting new-look, strengthened WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

WEC: 2017 6 Hours of Mexico program (+video)

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

Rain could very well throw a curveball in the proceedings at the 6 Hours of Mexico, the fifth round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, set to take place this coming Sunday, September 3rd.

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Aug 17

BMW M8 GTE: Test programme continues in Spain

BMW Motorsport has carried out further testing as part of its development programme for the new BMW M8 GT

At Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya last week, Martin Tomczyk (GER), Nick Catsburg (NED), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Philipp Eng (AUT) took turns behind the wheel of the GT racing car which will join Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche in the LMGTE Pro category of the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

WEC statement on the departure of Porsche

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest regrets this precipitous departure

2017-07-15-0041The manufacturer Porsche, which recently confirmed its participation in the FIA ​​LMP1-H World Endurance Championship up to the end of the 2018 season, and which has been actively involved in the development of the technical regulations that will come into force in 2020, has just announced the withdrawal of its LMP1 hybrids from the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

2nd half of WEC season

The 2017 6 Hours of Nurburgring has wrapped up the European segment of the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

2017-07-15-0048The Signatech Alpine Matmut team is currently 3rd in the provisional rankings of the LMP2 category with 52 points, 13 points ahead of the competitor in 2nd place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

WEC: Presentation of the 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring

The competitors will not run on the original track, the famous Nordschleife and its 172 turns

2017-05-06-0034In the wake of the first two successful editions, the competitors in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) are gearing up for an exciting return at the Nürburgring in Germany this coming weekend, just a month after the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jun 29

WEC teams ready to entertain once again at the Nürburgring

Toyota out to tip the balance back towards them in LMP1

2016-07-24-SundayIn a little more than two weeks’ time the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be getting underway, with 29 cars due to start practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on Sunday 16 July.

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: A 19th victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (updated)

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0176After a race full of surprises and upsets, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win! The second and third places go to two LMP2s Orecas fielded by Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38) and Vaillante Rebellion (#13).

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: 258,500 spectators

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours 

2017-06-18-0021A total of 258,500 spectators came to watch this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, third round in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 06

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

Vergne hoping to prove a point at Le MansJean-Eric Vergne believes his first experience of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will aid his transition into becoming a top-flight sportscar racer in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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May 31

24 Hours of Le Mans: What happens at the Le Mans Test weekend

What happens during the test weekend, and who can take part?

What happens at the Le Mans Test weekendOn Saturday 17thJune the French tricolour flag will be waved for the start of the world’s biggest sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 16

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours – The official list of entries revealed! 

FIA World Endurance Championship

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours  - The official list of entries revealed!Today, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, creator and organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, has revealed the official list of the 60 cars and full driver line-ups who will take part in the pinnacle of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 17 – 18 June.

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May 06

WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 at Spa; Ferrari 1-2 in GTE (updated

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-05-0178The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took a second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps after another fascinating 6 Hour race today.

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