Tag Archives: World Endurance Championship

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Results Are Finally Official, Four Months After the Race

The 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans started on June 17 and ended June 18, nearly four months ago. On Oct. 2, Le Mans organizers announced the official finishing order of the race. A drawn-out penalty appeal left a group of class winners unaware of whether they’d actually won for four months. And now we know, so that’s good.

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The Fernando Alonso Hype Is In Full Force After His Debut WEC Win At Spa

The first round of the World Endurance Championship’s 2018-2019 super season at Spa-Francorchamps wrapped up on Saturday afternoon with news that may not come as a shock: Toyota’s TS050 Hybrids finished a solid 1-2. Which of course means that McLaren F1 driver and WEC rookie Fernando Alonso won the race.

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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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Please Stop Trying To Make Terrible Motorsport Mascots Happen

There’s a new trend sweeping through the world of motorsports, and I do not agree with it at all. It is bad. It is embarrassing. It is an attempt to reach The Kids, and frankly, it is probably the worst way to go about it. Yes. For some reason, everyone is deciding that creepy mascots are a Good Thing.

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Epic Win For Audi At WEC Opener At Silverstone

Formula One may have been a bit of a snoozefest today, but the real action was at Silverstone Circuit where Audi took home a season-opening win after a dramatic fight with Porsche.

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Nissan’s LMP1 Development Appears To Have Gone Backwards

Nissan is skipping the first couple races of the World Endurance Championship season to continue development of the GT-R LM Nismo and focus on dominating Le Mans . From the looks of things, they’ve scrapped the twin-turbo V6 hybrid engine for something a bit simpler and more human.

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The World Endurance Championship Says Au Revoir To Grid Girls

Don’t expect to see scantily clad women standing next to the cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. According to Reuters, the FIA World Endurance Championship is dropping pretty ladies for pretty ladies’ sake from the grid. It’s about time.

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The Entire World Endurance Championship Season Is Coming To American TV

Good news for endurance fans: we can finally watch the entire WEC season this year on television in the good ol’ U-S-of-A and Canada. Not only will we get our usual 24 Hours of Le Mans coverage, but Fox Sports inked a deal to show the whole season. That’s multiple hours of motorsport deliciousness at a time.

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Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo , the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn’t pass the FIA’s crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today , that item just passed.

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Carbon Damage Sends Nissan Le Mans Car Home From Sebring Test Early

Nissan and Audi both used Sebring to test this week, as the bumpy, older surface of the track makes for a good representation of what to expect at Le Mans. Unfortunately, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO was sent packing before the end of their test due to a broken carbon fiber piece on the car.

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