Tag Archives: Le Mans

Blame The FIA For How Boring The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Was This Year

There are a lot of awful rule sets in the world of racing, but this season the ACO and the FIA have combined to produce what is perhaps the worst rule in racing history. While the rule was technically implemented at the 6-hour race at Spa last month, the full extent of its impact on endurance racing was shown in stark…

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Toyota Wins The 24 Hours Of Le Mans With Precision From Pole

After years of trying and failing, the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid has finally taken the Le Mans victory the team has so desperately wanted. In doing so, Toyota has become only the second Japanese manufacturer in history to win the race overall, following on from Mazda’s 1991 victory. While Audi and Porsche both quit…

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Old Ford For Sale Doesn’t Even Come With A Passenger Side Mirror

Look at this old thing, this 1966 Ford GT40. Right-hand drive, as un-American as you can get, and Ford doesn’t even have the decency to stick a passenger side mirror on it. What’s so special about it anyway?

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Your Spectacular On-The-Ground Thursday Le Mans Photo Gallery Is Here

Some outlets are perfectly content covering the greatest race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with stock and wire service images. And… well we do that too, I’m not gonna lie, but this year we had to send one of our own ace shooters over there to go the extra mile. Here’s his report from Thursday’s day of…

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Toyota Was Fastest In Le Mans’ First Qualifying Session To No One’s Surprise

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota’s LMP1 squad is basically the Highlander—and we’re not talking about the truck. There can be only one…factory hybrid LMP1 team remaining in Le Mans’ fastest class. Thus, we’re not that surprised to see the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid set the fastest time in the first qualifying…

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The 2018 Le Mans 24 field has been assembled for the first time today during pre-race testing.

The 2018 Le Mans 24 field has been assembled for the first time today during pre-race testing. The Astons are eye-searing Green, and Porsche has a couple throwback livery 911 RSRs. It’s Toyota’s race to lose in LMP1, but LMP2 and the GTE classes are really anyone’s game. Who are you picking to win each class?

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Porsche Has Already Won Le Mans

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and probably something like a thousand Le Mans entries, Porsche is out to prove that Germans can occasionally be nostalgic about something. While practically every car on the grid for the last decade has been some combination of red, white, and black, Porsche has painted up…

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Porsche Drove Its Retired Le Mans Winning 919 Prototype Through Manhattan To Make Us All Sad Again

It’s been almost a year since Porsche announced it was ending its 919 Hybrid LMP1 endurance racing program and focusing its efforts on Formula E, closing off an era of racing that saw 17 victories, and three Le Mans wins in a row. Now the car is on a farewell tour around the world, rolling through New York City and…

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Mazda’s All-Conquering 700 HP Four-Rotor Le Mans Engine Has The Coolest Intake Ever

In 1991, little Mazda stood at the top of the world. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its banshee Mazda 787B prototype, and here is the 700-horsepower quad-rotor engine that got it the win.

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Take A Closer Look At The Le Mans-Winning Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9

It was 1988 and Jaguar hadn’t won Le Mans since the 1950s. It was time to change that. It was time to change that with the Jaguar XJR-9. Here’s how Jag did it.

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