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  • Victory for Toyota at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

    Victory for Toyota at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

    Update: Toyota was disqualified after the race at Silverstone. The victory went to the second placed rebellion. All information can be found here. Toyota Gazoo Racing put together a perfect weekend at the 6 Hours of Silverstone to take its third victory of the season. After six hours of racing, the #8 TS050 of Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso…

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  • Provisional 2019/2020 calendar revealed

    Provisional 2019/2020 calendar revealed

    In the run-up to this weekend’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, the FIA WEC today revealed its provisional calendar for the 2019/2020 season.

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  • Equivalence of technology adjusted ahead of Silverstone

    Equivalence of technology adjusted ahead of Silverstone

    Equivalence of technology was one of the most-discussed issues at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The system, designed to equalise performance between hybrid and non-hybrid cars was much criticised for giving the works Toyota team (the only cars running a hybrid system in LMP1) a significant perceived advantage at the Circuit de la…

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  • Le Mans: LMP2 winner G-Drive Racing disqualified

    Le Mans: LMP2 winner G-Drive Racing disqualified

    The #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 of Roman Rusinov, Andrea Pizzitola and Jean-Eric-Vergne has been stripped of its Le Mans victory in the LMP2 class due to a fuel-related infraction. In addition, the fellow TDS Racing-run #28 Oreca 07 of Francois Perrodo, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Loic Duval has also been excluded from the classification for…

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  • ACO unveil new ruleset for top-class prototypes

    ACO unveil new ruleset for top-class prototypes

    In its annual press conference on the eve of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the ACO today announced the future direction for the regulations governing the LMP1 category. The much-vaunted 2020 regulations, which have yet to be named, are based on a “supercar / hypercar” concept and looks to create a “remarkable, affordable and…

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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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