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  • Sixty-car entry for 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours

    Sixty-car entry for 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours

    The FIA WEC’s annual press conference not only announced a bumper grid for the 2018/19 Super Season, another sixty-car line-up for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours was also revealed. With all full-season WEC efforts guaranteed a spot on the grid, competition for the remaining spaces on the starting line for the endurance classic in…

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  • Comment: Privateer commitment must be respected

    Comment: Privateer commitment must be respected

    Privateer teams have come out in force for the 2018/2019 Super Season, giving the WEC’s LMP1 class the most full-season entries it has ever seen. Their commitment must be respected if the WEC is to progress as a series. Since the re-birth of the WEC in 2012, the LMP1 category has arguably been the class…

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  • WEC Super Season ratified by FIA

    WEC Super Season ratified by FIA

    Next season sees the FIA WEC face arguably the greatest challenge since its re-inception in 2012, with the loss of Porsche from the LMP1 fold leaving only one competing manufacturer in LMP1 and evidently no takers for the 2020 ruleset announced at Le Mans.

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  • The next evolution of the LMP1 regulations

    The next evolution of the LMP1 regulations

    In its annual Le Mans press conference, the ACO today announced the next evolution of LMP1 regulations set to take effect in 2020. Under the new ruleset, the top category in the FIA WEC will see a concerted effort to cut costs as well as a clear move towards electric drive, with the possibility of…

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  • WEC opens up 2016 race archive

    WEC opens up 2016 race archive

    The FIA WEC has released a full archive of race coverage from the 2016 season on the eve of the first race of the 2017 season next weekend at Silverstone. Fans can now catch up on 48 hours of race action from eight of the series’ nine rounds (all six-hour races; excluding Le Mans) for…

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  • Audi exit prompts change to LMP1 roadmap

    Audi exit prompts change to LMP1 roadmap

    Saturday’s Six Hours of Bahrain marked the final appearance of Audi Sport on the prototype scene. Besides the tears of joy and sadness at the circuit at the weekend, the decision has put the ACO and the FIA at a quandary in terms of the LMP1 class’ future. With only two manufacturers remaining in the top…

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  • 2016 full-season entries: In brief

    2016 full-season entries: In brief

    The ACO announced the list of full-season entries for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season this afternoon at its annual press conference in Paris. Here is a brief rundown of the full-season entries. LMP1 Team Car Number Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid #1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 ByKolles Racing Team CLM P1/01…

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  • Neveu disappointed by F1 clash “attack”

    Gérard Neveu has voiced his criticism at what he believes is “a clear attack” on the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the scheduling of the inaugural European Grand Prix in Baku in 2016. The latest version of the Formula 1 calendar put the Baku race on the same weekend as the French endurance classic at…

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