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WEC: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas preview

With the FIA World Endurance Championship’s fourth annual 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas now just 5 days away (Sept. 17) as part of Lone Star Le Mans weekend at COTA it seemed like a good time to dust off the tops of the season points standings in the various classes and provide a few notes regarding the season so far. A 6-hr race win scores 25 points, with 18 for second, and 15 for third, etc. Points are doubled for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The COTA race is the first of four remaini...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Leading Toyota stops on track in last lap, Porsche wins

Photo: Adrenal Media-Gabi Tomescu With 10 hr left in the race the track still in complete darkness, the #6 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi) led overall. The #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan (Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane Richelmi led LMP2, the #82 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488 (Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli) GTE Pro, and the #62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia (Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal) GT...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Silverstone – Audi crosses line first, excluded; appeals

Audi Sport Team Joest R18s held down Row 1 on the starting grid, Andre Lotterer (#7) on pole with Oliver Jarvis (#8) next to him. The  #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid entry piloted by Mark Webber started third and the #2 Porsche driven by Romain Dumas fourth. Roman Rusinov was tops in LMP2, driving the #26 G-Drive Racing-Nissan machine, followed by Pipo Derani (#11 Extreme Speed Motorsports-Nissan) and Bruno Senna (#41 RGR Sport by Morano-Nissan). Davide Rigon was the fastest GTE Pro driver in ...

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FIA WEC: Shanghai – Porsche wins, takes manufacturer’s title

The #17 Team Porsche 919 Hybrid (Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley) came into the race with the points lead, having won three straight. The #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage (Pedro Lamy, Paul Dalla Lana, Matthias Lauda) topped GTE Am qualifying. Toni Vilander and Gianmaria Bruni started on GTE Pro pole in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia, followed by the #71 piloted by teammate Davide Rigon. The #26 G-Drive Racing Ligier-Nissan (Roman Rusinov, Julien Canal, Sam Bird) qualified fastes...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA (Qualifying): Porsche, KCMG, Aston Martin, Dempsey fastest

Photo: Chris Smith LMP1: 1. #18 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Neel Jani, Switzerland; Marc Lieb, Germany; Romain Dumas, France) 1:46.211 2. #17 Porsche (Timo Bernhard, Germany; Mark Webber, Australia; Brendon Hartley; New Zealand) +0.164 3. #8 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro (Lucas Di Grassi, Brazil; Loic Duval, France; Oliver Jarvis, Great Britain) +1.327   LMP2: 1. #47 KCMG Oreca 05-Nissan (Matthew Howson, Great Britain; Richard Bradley, Great Britain; Nicolas Lapierre, Franc...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Spa – Audi wins again, Rees for the first time

Porsche locked down the first three positions in the starting grid at Spa-Francorchamps. The #17 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid driven by Timo Bernhard and Brendan Hartley was fastest (average fastest laps of 1 min 54.767 sec), followed by the team’s third entry, the #19 piloted by Nico Hulkenburg and Nick Tandy (+0.258 sec). Neel Jani and Marc Lieb followed in the #18. The Audi Sport Team Joest #7 R18 e-tron quattro was the first non-Porsche, lining up fourth on the grid and driven by Andre Lott...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Audi wins season opener; Porsche, Toyota also on podium

The #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid (Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer) won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone by 4.160 sec over the #18 Porsche 919 hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb). Defending series champions Anthony Davidson, Sebatien Buemi, and Kaz Nakajima (#1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid) finished third. The Audi’s sister car, driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, and Oliver Jarvis took fifth place following two unschedu...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Sao Paulo – Porsche takes first LMP1 win, Toyota the title

Team Porsche swept the front row in qualifying, the #20 919 Hybrid (Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley) on the pole and the #14 (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb) next door. Row 2 was split by Toyota and Audi, drivers’ champions Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson (#8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid) in P3 and the #2 Audi  Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro (Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer) P4, with the two makes still vying for the manufacturers’ crown. ...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai – Toyota 1-2, Porsche snags first LMP1 podium

The #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid (Kaz Nakajima, Stephane Sarrazain, Alex Wurz) took second place in the race from the #14 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb) just past the 90-min mark. The LMP2 field made its second round of pit stops 1 hr and 50 min into the race, the #26 G-Drive Racing Ligier JS P2-Nissan (Julien Canal, Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov) holding its lead through the cycle. Aston Martin Racing led both GTE Pro and GTE Am from the start through the halfway po...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of COTA – Audi, Aston Martin fastest in Practice 1

The first 30 min of Practice 1 for the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas saw Lucas Di Grassi in the #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro putting down the fast lap at 1 min 52.611 sec, 0.046 sec ahead of Sebastien Buemi in the #8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid and 0.610 sec faster than Romain Dumas in the #14 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Nick Heidfeld drove the #12 Rebellion Racing R-One to a time of 1:58.105, just 0.006 sec faster than the first LMP2, Ryan Dalziel making Extreme Motorsports’ series ...

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