Archive for the Category ‘WEC – World Endurance Championship’

WEC: Toyota takes thrilling last-gasp win at 6hrs of Silverstone

WEC: Toyota takes thrilling last-gasp win at 6hrs of Silverstone

Silverstone, UK – 16 April 2017– Toyota Gazoo Racing took a thrilling victory in the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone this afternoon. Kazuki Nakajima, Sébastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson took Toyota’s 11th victory in the WEC after a frantic contest which had drama throughout the six hours. Buemi made a move […]

LMP1: Ginetta announces new LMP1 chassis for 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship

LMP1: Ginetta announces new LMP1 chassis for 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship

Jan 4th 2017 – Ginetta has today announced they will be a LMP1 chassis manufacturer for the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The announcement comes on the back of the announcement of Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s (ACO) new 2017 LMP1 rules. Ginetta has a longstanding relationship with the ACO, having been the founding manufacturer […]

Bahrain: Emotional last victory for Audi as Dumas, Jani and Lieb are crowned World Champions at FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

Bahrain: Emotional last victory for Audi as Dumas, Jani and Lieb are crowned World Champions at FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

BIC, Sakhir – Audi Sport Team Joest fulfilled a dream exit from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) tonight, following an outstanding one-two in the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). The no. 8 R18 Hybrid driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis clinched a well-deserved victory ahead […]

Bahrain: BIC set for spectacular weekend with the WEC drivers’ title showdown at the Bahrain Motorsport Festival

Bahrain: BIC set for spectacular weekend with the WEC drivers’ title showdown at the Bahrain Motorsport Festival

BIC, Sakhir – The stage is set for a very special weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), with the first-ever Bahrain Motorsport Festival taking centre stage in Sakhir. Racing gets underway Thursday, November 17, flagging off three exciting days of intense competition at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”. The festival is of […]

WEC: Audi terminates endurance racing effort in favour of Formula E racing series in 2017

WEC: Audi terminates endurance racing effort in favour of Formula E racing series in 2017

Oct 26th 2016 – Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series. Speaking to 300 employees of the motorsport […]

WEC: Porsche wins thriller in Mexico with a fairytale LMP2 win for Mexican team RGR Sport

WEC: Porsche wins thriller in Mexico with a fairytale LMP2 win for Mexican team RGR Sport

Sunday 4th Sept 2016 – The fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico saw a six hour race that had drama and excitement that had the large and enthusiastic Mexican crowd on the edge of their seats.  The weather also played its part with two periods of rain forcing the teams to […]

WEC: Race to forget for Abu Dhabi Proton racing team at 6hrs of Nürburgring

WEC: Race to forget for Abu Dhabi Proton racing team at 6hrs of Nürburgring

Nürburgring (GERMANY), July 25, 2016 – An incident filled round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the 6 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany, potentially denied Khaled Al Qubaisi and Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing a podium finish. The team finished the race 4th in class and now turn their attention to a new addition on the WEC calendar, the […]

WEC: Porsche LMP1 repeats last year’s victory at the Nürburgring as Ferrari take GTE win

WEC: Porsche LMP1 repeats last year’s victory at the Nürburgring as Ferrari take GTE win

The 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). By doing so, Porsche, with the 919 Hybrid, extended their lead in the manufacturer standings of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) […]

WEC: Porsche LMP1 takes 1-2 Pole in Spa

WEC: Porsche LMP1 takes 1-2 Pole in Spa

  Quick updates … No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley takes pole position with 1m55.793s average. Marc Lieb and Neel Jani combine to claim second place in No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid Toyota take third after close battle with Audi. The No.6 TS 050 of Kobayashi and Sarrazin combine to pip […]

WEC: Entry list for 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship revealed today in Paris

WEC: Entry list for 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship revealed today in Paris

Paris, Feb 5th 2016 – Stability in LMP1 with return of Porsche, Audi, Toyota hybrid technology ·         LMP1 Privateers Rebellion and ByKolles show fidelity to WEC ·         Strength and multi-national newcomers in LMP2 ·         Addition of Ford to LMGTE Pro ranks alongside Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche ·         KCMG and Gulf Racing join WEC’s LMGTE […]

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