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Second Place Toyota Slows Suddenly In Last Two Hours Of Le Mans But It Just Missed A Fuel Stop

With a little over an hour and a half to go, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 slowed abruptly from second place. Sure, 13 laps separated it from the next car given that the Toyotas are that much quicker than the privateer LMP1 teams, but you have to finish the race to be classified—as Toyota knows painfully after their leading…

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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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Driver Sustains ‘Suspected Fractures’ To Both Legs In Nasty Prototype Crash Weeks Before His Indy 500 Debut

At 21 years old and with a deal to race at the Indianapolis 500 later this month, Pietro Fittipaldi crashed into an outer barrier in the days before the first World Endurance Championship race of the year on Friday. The wreck shattered the front end of his prototype, and he has “suspected fractures” to both legs.

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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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All 24 Hours Of Le Mans Will Be On Only One Channel Again

Following endurance racing on American television became a tedious chore in recent years, riddled with odd channel changes and unplanned interruptions. Fox was especially heinous about preempting their scheduled race coverage for seemingly anything else. So, the World Endurance Championship left this year for…

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Behold The Big Beautiful Le Mans Grid For 2016

Here is your 60-car grid for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. The big test day before the 84th running of the race kicked off Sunday, giving teams a chance to shake down their cars on the full 8.47-mile Circuit de la Sarthe before the race in two weeks.

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Porsche’s New GT Le Mans Racer Is The Meanest 911 Ever

The factory Porsche Team Manthey World Endurance Championship squad sat out this year waiting on a new racing 911, and we finally know what that new car for 2017 will look like. Today, Porsche unveiled their new GTE-spec endurance racing 911, in all its naked, angry glory.

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WEC Silverstone Photos

So, uh, this is punctual… My Pictures from the opening round of the WEC at Silverstone for your amusement/browsing/viewing pleasures:

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I think it’s safe to say the Ford GT is ready for Le Mans, so long as it stays on track.

I think it’s safe to say the Ford GT is ready for Le Mans, so long as it stays on track . The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK team’s No. 67 car scored the new Ford GT’s first ever World Endurance Championship podium with a second-place LMGTE Pro-class result at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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6 Hours Of Spa-Francorchamps’ Winner Was Just Less Broken Than Everyone Else

No car in the top World Endurance Championship LMP1-H class went the entire 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps trouble-free. Fortunately, the No. 8 Audi’s biggest problem was relatively minor. Joining it in the top three was a limping Porsche and a car in the slower, non-manufacturer LMP1 class.

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